Purchasing power decreased by 5.16% in 1972 compared to 1971. On average, you would have to spend 5.16% more money in 1972 than in 1971 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1971 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.05 in 1972.
The 1971 inflation rate was 4.93%. The inflation rate in 1972 was 5.16%. The 1972 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.87% per year between 1972 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1972 was 22.40. It was 21.30 in the previous year, 1971. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||5.16%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.05|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.05|
|CPI in 1971||21.300|
|CPI in 1972||22.400|
|Inflation in 1971||4.93%|
|Inflation in 1972||5.16%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 21.3 in the year 1971 and 22.4 in 1972:
CA$1 in 1971 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.05 in 1972.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1971 and 1972, we use the following formula:
Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:
Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:
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