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Value of 1936 Canadian Dollar today

$100 in 1936
$2,035.21 in 2022

The inflation rate in Canada between 1936 and today has been 1,935.21%, which translates into a total increase of $1,935.21. This means that 100 dollars in 1936 are equivalent to 2,035.21 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1936 equals $2,035.21 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 3.57%.

Inflation timeline in Canada (1936 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (CAD) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1936-2021 1,813.63%
Cumulative inflation 1936-today 1,935.21%
Avg. Annual inflation 1936-2021 3.53%
CPI 1936 5.85
CPI 2021 111.88
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 118.36
CPI today 118.99

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1936 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1936 ×
CPI2021/CPI1936
=$ 100 ×
111.88/5.85
$1,913.63

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 118.99:

Valuetoday
=Value1936 ×
CPItoday/CPI1936
=$ 100 ×
118.99/5.85
$2,035.21

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: FV = PV × (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are $100 worth today. There are 85 years between 1936 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 3.5334%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.035334)85
$1,913.63

Canada inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1936 $19.14 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1936 $95.68 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1936 $191.36 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1936 $956.81 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1936 $1,913.63 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1936 $9,568.13 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1936 $19,136.26 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1936 $95,681.32 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1936 $191,362.65 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1936 $956,813.23 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1936 $1,913,626.46 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1936 $9,568,132.29 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1936 $19,136,264.58 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1936 1,935.21%
Avg. annual inflation From 1936 3.57%
CPI 1936 5.85
CPI today 118.99

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1936 100
1937 103.6
1938 104.17
1939 103.38
1940 107.77
1941 114.19
1942 119.48
1943 122.07
1944 122.86
1945 123.65
1946 127.48
1947 138.96
1948 158.78
1949 164.3
1950 168.69
1951 186.49
1952 191.33
1953 189.41
1954 190.65
1955 190.99
1956 193.58
1957 200
1958 204.73
1959 207.21
1960 210.02
1961 212.16
1962 214.41
1963 217.91
1964 222.07
1965 227.25
1966 235.92
1967 244.37
1968 254.28
1969 265.88
1970 274.77
1971 282.21
1972 296.28
1973 318.47
1974 353.49
1975 391.22
1976 420.72
1977 454.28
1978 495.05
1979 540.32
1980 595.04
1981 669.26
1982 741.33
1983 784.8
1984 818.58
1985 851.01
1986 886.71
1987 925.34
1988 962.61
1989 1,010.59
1990 1,058.9
1991 1,118.47
1992 1,135.14
1993 1,156.31
1994 1,158.22
1995 1,183.11
1996 1,201.69
1997 1,221.17
1998 1,233.33
1999 1,254.73
2000 1,288.85
2001 1,321.4
2002 1,351.24
2003 1,388.51
2004 1,414.3
2005 1,445.61
2006 1,474.55
2007 1,506.08
2008 1,541.78
2009 1,546.4
2010 1,573.87
2011 1,619.71
2012 1,644.26
2013 1,659.68
2014 1,691.33
2015 1,710.36
2016 1,734.8
2017 1,762.5
2018 1,802.48
2019 1,837.61
2020 1,850.79
2021 1,913.63
2022-04 2,024.32
Today 2,035.21

All available years

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