According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.26% per year. Prices in 1998 are 1070.5% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,170.51 in 1998, a difference of CA$1,070.51 over 59 years.
The inflation rate in 1998 was 1.00%.
|Cumulative price change||1070.51%|
|Average inflation rate||4.26%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$1,070.51|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 1998||91.3|
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