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Value of 1952 Canadian Dollar today

$100 in 1952
$1,069.61 in 2022

The inflation rate in Canada between 1952 and today has been 969.61%, which translates into a total increase of $969.61. This means that 100 dollars in 1952 are equivalent to 1,069.61 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1952 equals $1,069.61 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 3.44%.

Inflation timeline in Canada (1952 - 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 1952-2021 900.18%
Cumulative inflation 1952-today 969.61%
Avg. Annual inflation 1952-2021 3.39%
CPI 1952 11.19
CPI 2021 111.88
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 118.36
CPI today 119.65

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 1952 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1952 ×
CPI2021/CPI1952
=$ 100 ×
111.88/11.19
$1,000.18

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 119.65:

Valuetoday
=Value1952 ×
CPItoday/CPI1952
=$ 100 ×
119.65/11.19
$1,069.61

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 69 years between 1952 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 3.3937%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.033937)69
$1,000.18

Canada inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1952 $10 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1952 $50.01 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1952 $100.02 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1952 $500.09 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1952 $1,000.18 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1952 $5,000.88 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1952 $10,001.77 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1952 $50,008.85 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1952 $100,017.7 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1952 $500,088.5 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1952 $1,000,177 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1952 $5,000,885 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1952 $10,001,770 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1952 969.61%
Avg. annual inflation From 1952 3.44%
CPI 1952 11.19
CPI today 119.65

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1952 100
1953 99
1954 99.65
1955 99.82
1956 101.18
1957 104.53
1958 107
1959 108.3
1960 109.77
1961 110.89
1962 112.07
1963 113.89
1964 116.07
1965 118.78
1966 123.31
1967 127.72
1968 132.9
1969 138.96
1970 143.61
1971 147.5
1972 154.86
1973 166.45
1974 184.76
1975 204.47
1976 219.89
1977 237.43
1978 258.74
1979 282.4
1980 311.01
1981 349.79
1982 387.46
1983 410.18
1984 427.84
1985 444.79
1986 463.45
1987 483.64
1988 503.12
1989 528.19
1990 553.44
1991 584.58
1992 593.29
1993 604.36
1994 605.36
1995 618.36
1996 628.08
1997 638.26
1998 644.61
1999 655.8
2000 673.63
2001 690.64
2002 706.24
2003 725.72
2004 739.2
2005 755.56
2006 770.69
2007 787.17
2008 805.83
2009 808.24
2010 822.6
2011 846.56
2012 859.39
2013 867.45
2014 883.99
2015 893.94
2016 906.71
2017 921.19
2018 942.08
2019 960.45
2020 967.33
2021 1,000.18
2022-04 1,058.03
Today 1,069.61

All available years

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