Value of 1952 Canadian Dollar today

$100 in 1952

$937.77 in 2018

The inflation rate in Canada between 1952 and today has been 837.77%, which translates into a total increase of $837.77. This means that 100 dollars in 1952 are equivalent to 937.77 dollars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1952 equals $937.77 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.4%.

Inflation timeline in Canada (1952-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1952-2018) 814.69%
Total Inflation* 837.77%
Annual inflation avg. (1952-2018) 3.41%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.4%
CPI 1952 11.3
CPI 2018 103.34
CPI today* 105.95
$1 in 1952 $9.15 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

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 compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: 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 66 years between 1952 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.3972%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.03)66 = $914.69

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1952 was 11.3 and the CPI today is 105.95. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
103.34/11.3
= $914.69

Canada inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1952 $9.38 dollars today
$5 dollars in 1952 $46.89 dollars today
$10 dollars in 1952 $93.78 dollars today
$50 dollars in 1952 $468.89 dollars today
$100 dollars in 1952 $937.77 dollars today
$500 dollars in 1952 $4,688.86 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 1952 $9,377.72 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 1952 $46,888.61 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 1952 $93,777.21 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 1952 $468,886.06 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 1952 $937,772.12 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 1952 $4,688,860.59 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 1952 $9,377,721.18 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1952 100
1953 98.6
1954 98.6
1955 98.6
1956 99.3
1957 102.1
1958 104.2
1959 106.99
1960 108.39
1961 109.79
1962 109.79
1963 111.89
1964 113.99
1965 116.08
1966 119.58
1967 123.78
1968 128.67
1969 134.27
1970 140.56
1971 141.96
1972 148.95
1973 156.64
1974 171.33
1975 193.01
1976 211.19
1977 223.08
1978 244.06
1979 265.04
1980 290.91
1981 323.08
1982 362.24
1983 395.8
1984 413.99
1985 429.37
1986 448.25
1987 467.13
1988 486.71
1989 505.59
1990 532.17
1991 558.74
1992 579.72
1993 592.31
1994 602.1
1995 603.5
1996 613.99
1997 627.27
1998 632.17
1999 638.46
2000 655.24
2001 676.22
2002 681.12
2003 706.99
2004 721.68
2005 737.06
2006 752.45
2007 765.04
2008 783.22
2009 792.31
2010 802.8
2011 821.68
2012 840.56
2013 847.55
2014 858.04
2015 870.63
2016 884.62
2017 897.9
2018 914.69
Today 937.77