Purchasing power decreased by 2.82% in 1956 compared to 1955. On average, you would have to spend 2.82% more money in 1956 than in 1955 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1955 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.03 in 1956.
The 1955 inflation rate was 0.71%. The inflation rate in 1956 was 2.82%. The 1956 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.57% per year between 1956 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1956 was 14.60. It was 14.20 in the previous year, 1955. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||2.82%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.03|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.03|
|CPI in 1955||14.200|
|CPI in 1956||14.600|
|Inflation in 1955||0.71%|
|Inflation in 1956||2.82%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 14.2 in the year 1955 and 14.6 in 1956:
CA$1 in 1955 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.03 in 1956.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1955 and 1956, 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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