The consumer price index (CPI) in 1981 was 51.8. 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 2.54% per year. Prices in 2018 are 152.7% higher than prices in 1981.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1981 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$2.53 in 2018, a difference of CA$1.53 over 37 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||152.70%|
|Average inflation rate||2.54%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$1.53|
|CPI in 1981||51.8|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
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