The consumer price index (CPI) in 1959 was 15.5. 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 3.68% per year. Prices in 2018 are 744.5% higher than prices in 1959.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1959 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$8.45 in 2018, a difference of CA$7.45 over 59 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||744.52%|
|Average inflation rate||3.68%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$7.45|
|CPI in 1959||15.5|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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