The consumer price index (CPI) in 1970 was 20.3. 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 3.96% per year. Prices in 2018 are 544.8% higher than prices in 1970.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1970 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$6.45 in 2018, a difference of CA$5.45 over 48 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||544.83%|
|Average inflation rate||3.96%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$5.45|
|CPI in 1970||20.3|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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