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Value of 2003 Canadian Dollar today

$100 in 2003
$150.28 in 2022

The inflation rate in Canada between 2003 and today has been 50.28%, which translates into a total increase of $50.28. This means that 100 dollars in 2003 are equivalent to 150.28 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 2003 equals $150.28 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.17%.

Inflation timeline in Canada (2003 - 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 2003-2021 37.82%
Cumulative inflation 2003-today 50.28%
Avg. Annual inflation 2003-2021 1.8%
CPI 2003 81.18
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 2003 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value2003 ×
CPI2021/CPI2003
=$ 100 ×
111.88/81.18
$137.82

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

Valuetoday
=Value2003 ×
CPItoday/CPI2003
=$ 100 ×
122/81.18
$150.28

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 18 years between 2003 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.798%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.01798)18
$137.82

Canada inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 2003 $1.38 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 2003 $6.89 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 2003 $13.78 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 2003 $68.91 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 2003 $137.82 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 2003 $689.09 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 2003 $1,378.18 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 2003 $6,890.92 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 2003 $13,781.84 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 2003 $68,909.18 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 2003 $137,818.36 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 2003 $689,091.78 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 2003 $1,378,183.55 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 2003 50.28%
Avg. annual inflation From 2003 2.17%
CPI 2003 81.18
CPI today 122

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
2003 100
2004 101.86
2005 104.11
2006 106.2
2007 108.47
2008 111.04
2009 111.37
2010 113.35
2011 116.65
2012 118.42
2013 119.53
2014 121.81
2015 123.18
2016 124.94
2017 126.93
2018 129.81
2019 132.34
2020 133.29
2021 137.82
2022-10 149.68
Today 150.28

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