The consumer price index (CPI) in 1961 was 15.7. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.
According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.85% per year. Prices in 2017 are 730.6% higher than prices in 1961.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1961 is equivalent to CA$8.31 in 2017, a difference of CA$7.31 over 56 years.
The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.56%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.02 next year.
|Cumulative price change||730.57%|
|Average inflation rate||3.85%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$7.31|
|CPI in 1961||15.7|
|CPI in 2017||130.4|
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