The consumer price index (CPI) in 1979 was 41.6. 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 2.98% per year. Prices in 2018 are 214.7% higher than prices in 1979.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1979 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$3.15 in 2018, a difference of CA$2.15 over 39 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||214.66%|
|Average inflation rate||2.98%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$2.15|
|CPI in 1979||41.6|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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