The consumer price index (CPI) in 1988 was 72.3. 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 2.00% per year. Prices in 2018 are 81.1% higher than prices in 1988.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1988 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1.81 in 2018, a difference of CA$0.81 over 30 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||81.05%|
|Average inflation rate||2.00%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.81|
|CPI in 1988||72.3|
|CPI in 2018||130.9|
Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:
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