The consumer price index (CPI) in 1938 was 7.6. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.
According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.62% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1622.4% higher than prices in 1938.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1938 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$17.22 in 2018, a difference of CA$16.22 over 80 years.
The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.38%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.00 next year.
|Cumulative price change||1622.37%|
|Average inflation rate||3.62%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$16.22|
|CPI in 1938||7.6|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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