Purchasing power decreased by 5.13% in 1940 compared to 1939. On average, you would have to spend 5.13% more money in 1940 than in 1939 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.05 in 1940.
The 1939 inflation rate was 2.63%. The inflation rate in 1940 was 5.13%. The 1940 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.59% per year between 1940 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1940 was 8.20. It was 7.80 in the previous year, 1939. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||5.13%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.05|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.05|
|CPI in 1939||7.800|
|CPI in 1940||8.200|
|Inflation in 1939||2.63%|
|Inflation in 1940||5.13%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.8 in the year 1939 and 8.2 in 1940:
CA$1 in 1939 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.05 in 1940.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1939 and 1940, 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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