According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.66% per year. Prices in 1990 are 874.4% higher than prices in 1940.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1940 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$974.39 in 1990, a difference of CA$874.39 over 50 years.
The inflation rate in 1990 was 4.99%.
|Cumulative price change||874.39%|
|Average inflation rate||4.66%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$874.39|
|CPI in 1940||8.2|
|CPI in 1990||79.9|
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