The consumer price index (CPI) in 1982 was 56.6. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.
According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. Prices in 2017 are 130.4% higher than prices in 1982.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1982 is equivalent to CA$2.30 in 2017, a difference of CA$1.30 over 35 years.
The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.56%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.02 next year.
|Cumulative price change||130.39%|
|Average inflation rate||2.41%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$1.30|
|CPI in 1982||56.6|
|CPI in 2017||130.4|
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