Canadian inflation rate in 1962: 1.91%

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Inflation in 1962 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.91% in 1962 compared to 1961. On average, you would have to spend 1.91% more money in 1962 than in 1961 for the same item.

In other words, CA$1 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.02 in 1962.

The 1961 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1962 was 1.91%. The 1962 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.79% per year between 1962 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1962 was 16.00. It was 15.70 in the previous year, 1961. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1961 to 1962
Average inflation rate 1.91%
Converted amount (CA$1 base) CA$1.02
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$0.02
CPI in 1961 15.700
CPI in 1962 16.000
Inflation in 1961 0.00%
Inflation in 1962 1.91%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$1, 1961 to 1962

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1962CPI in 1961
1961 CAD value
1962 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 15.7 in the year 1961 and 16 in 1962:


CA$1 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.02 in 1962.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1961 and 1962, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1962 - CPI in 1961CPI in 1961
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

16 - 15.715.7

News headlines from 1961

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • A dog named Chernushka, frogs, and a guinea pig orbit the Earth in the Soviet flight Sputnik 9.
  • Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason after a four-and-a-half year trial.

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1962 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Apr. 2019,

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