According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.31% per year. Prices in 1997 are 1059.0% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,158.97 in 1997, a difference of CA$1,058.97 over 58 years.
The inflation rate in 1997 was 0.78%.
|Cumulative price change||1058.97%|
|Average inflation rate||4.31%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$1,058.97|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 1997||90.4|
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