Purchasing power decreased by 4.59% in 1983 compared to 1982. On average, you would have to spend 4.59% more money in 1983 than in 1982 for the same item.
In other words, CA$1 in 1982 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.05 in 1983.
The 1982 inflation rate was 9.27%. The inflation rate in 1983 was 4.59%. The 1983 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.28% per year between 1983 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1983 was 59.20. It was 56.60 in the previous year, 1982. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||4.59%|
|Converted amount (CA$1 base)||CA$1.05|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.05|
|CPI in 1982||56.600|
|CPI in 1983||59.200|
|Inflation in 1982||9.27%|
|Inflation in 1983||4.59%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 56.6 in the year 1982 and 59.2 in 1983:
CA$1 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.05 in 1983.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1982 and 1983, 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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