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Value of 1969 Canadian Dollar today

$100 in 1969
$784.8 in 2022

The inflation rate in Canada between 1969 and today has been 684.8%, which translates into a total increase of $684.8. This means that 100 dollars in 1969 are equivalent to 784.8 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1969 equals $784.8 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 3.96%.

Inflation timeline in Canada (1969 - 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 1969-2021 619.74%
Cumulative inflation 1969-today 684.8%
Avg. Annual inflation 1969-2021 3.87%
CPI 1969 15.55
CPI 2021 111.88
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 121.52
CPI today 122

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 1969 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1969 ×
CPI2021/CPI1969
=$ 100 ×
111.88/15.55
$719.74

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 122:

Valuetoday
=Value1969 ×
CPItoday/CPI1969
=$ 100 ×
122/15.55
$784.8

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 52 years between 1969 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 3.8686%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.038686)52
$719.74

Canada inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1969 $7.2 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1969 $35.99 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1969 $71.97 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1969 $359.87 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1969 $719.74 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1969 $3,598.69 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1969 $7,197.37 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1969 $35,986.87 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1969 $71,973.74 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1969 $359,868.69 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1969 $719,737.38 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1969 $3,598,686.92 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1969 $7,197,373.85 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1969 684.8%
Avg. annual inflation From 1969 3.96%
CPI 1969 15.55
CPI today 122

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1969 100
1970 103.35
1971 106.14
1972 111.44
1973 119.78
1974 132.95
1975 147.14
1976 158.24
1977 170.86
1978 186.19
1979 203.22
1980 223.8
1981 251.72
1982 278.82
1983 295.17
1984 307.88
1985 320.08
1986 333.5
1987 348.03
1988 362.05
1989 380.09
1990 398.26
1991 420.67
1992 426.94
1993 434.9
1994 435.62
1995 444.98
1996 451.97
1997 459.3
1998 463.87
1999 471.92
2000 484.75
2001 496.99
2002 508.22
2003 522.24
2004 531.94
2005 543.71
2006 554.6
2007 566.45
2008 579.88
2009 581.62
2010 591.95
2011 609.19
2012 618.42
2013 624.23
2014 636.13
2015 643.29
2016 652.48
2017 662.9
2018 677.93
2019 691.15
2020 696.1
2021 719.74
2022-10 781.7
Today 784.8

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