Purchasing power decreased by 2.63% in 1939 compared to 1938. On average, you would have to spend 2.63% more money in 1939 than in 1938 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1938 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.03 in 1939.
The 1938 inflation rate was -2.56%. The inflation rate in 1939 was 2.63%. The 1939 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.61% per year between 1939 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1939 was 7.80. It was 7.60 in the previous year, 1938. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||2.63%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.03|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.03|
|CPI in 1938||7.600|
|CPI in 1939||7.800|
|Inflation in 1938||-2.56%|
|Inflation in 1939||2.63%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.6 in the year 1938 and 7.8 in 1939:
CA$1 in 1938 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.03 in 1939.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1938 and 1939, we use the following formula:
Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:
Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:
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