Canadian inflation rate in 1966: 3.51%

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Inflation in 1966 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.51% in 1966 compared to 1965. On average, you would have to spend 3.51% more money in 1966 than in 1965 for the same item.

In other words, CA$1 in 1965 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.04 in 1966.

The 1965 inflation rate was 3.01%. The inflation rate in 1966 was 3.51%. The 1966 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.88% per year between 1966 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1966 was 17.70. It was 17.10 in the previous year, 1965. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1965 to 1966
Average inflation rate 3.51%
Converted amount (CA$1 base) CA$1.04
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$0.04
CPI in 1965 17.100
CPI in 1966 17.700
Inflation in 1965 3.01%
Inflation in 1966 3.51%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$1, 1965 to 1966

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1966CPI in 1965
1965 CAD value
1966 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 17.1 in the year 1965 and 17.7 in 1966:


CA$1 in 1965 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.04 in 1966.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1965 and 1966, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1966 - CPI in 1965CPI in 1965
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

17.7 - 17.117.1

News headlines from 1965

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

  • Aleksei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut, makes the first Spacewalk, when he leaves the Hos spacecraft for 12 minutes.
  • Winston Churchill, is given the largest state funeral ever, it takes place in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
  • The Supreme Court legalises the use of contraception by married couples.
  • France becomes the third nation in space, after launching its first satellite.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, US President, signs the Voting Rights Act, making voting discrimination against minorities illegal.

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 1966 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Apr. 2019,

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