Purchasing power decreased by 5.63% in 1976 compared to 1975. On average, you would have to spend 5.63% more money in 1976 than in 1975 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1975 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.06 in 1976.
The 1975 inflation rate was 9.42%. The inflation rate in 1976 was 5.63%. The 1976 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.38% per year between 1976 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1976 was 31.90. It was 30.20 in the previous year, 1975. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||5.63%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.06|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.06|
|CPI in 1975||30.200|
|CPI in 1976||31.900|
|Inflation in 1975||9.42%|
|Inflation in 1976||5.63%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 30.2 in the year 1975 and 31.9 in 1976:
CA$1 in 1975 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.06 in 1976.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1975 and 1976, 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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