The consumer price index (CPI) in 1940 was 8.2. 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 1496.3% higher than prices in 1940.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1940 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$15.96 in 2018, a difference of CA$14.96 over 78 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||1496.34%|
|Average inflation rate||3.62%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$14.96|
|CPI in 1940||8.2|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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