Canadian inflation rate in 1963: 1.88%

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Inflation in 1963 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.88% in 1963 compared to 1962. On average, you would have to spend 1.88% more money in 1963 than in 1962 for the same item.

In other words, CA$1 in 1962 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.02 in 1963.

The 1962 inflation rate was 1.91%. The inflation rate in 1963 was 1.88%. The 1963 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.83% per year between 1963 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1963 was 16.30. It was 16.00 in the previous year, 1962. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1962 to 1963
Average inflation rate 1.88%
Converted amount (CA$1 base) CA$1.02
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$0.02
CPI in 1962 16.000
CPI in 1963 16.300
Inflation in 1962 1.91%
Inflation in 1963 1.88%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$1, 1962 to 1963

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1963CPI in 1962
1962 CAD value
1963 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 16 in the year 1962 and 16.3 in 1963:


CA$1 in 1962 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.02 in 1963.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1962 and 1963, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1963 - CPI in 1962CPI in 1962
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

16.3 - 1616

News headlines from 1962

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

  • The second Vatican Council is convened by Pope John XXIII.
  • The American President, Kennedy, orders the naval blockade of Cuba marking the beginning of the missile crisis.
  • The Cuban missile crisis also known as Black Saturday begins.

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 1963 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Apr. 2019,

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