According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.65% per year. Prices in 1988 are 826.9% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$926.92 in 1988, a difference of CA$826.92 over 49 years.
The inflation rate in 1988 was 3.88%.
|Cumulative price change||826.92%|
|Average inflation rate||4.65%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$826.92|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 1988||72.3|
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