According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.95% per year. Prices in 2008 are 1352.6% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,452.56 in 2008, a difference of CA$1,352.56 over 69 years.
The inflation rate in 2008 was 1.16%.
|Cumulative price change||1352.56%|
|Average inflation rate||3.95%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$1,352.56|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 2008||113.3|
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