The consumer price index (CPI) in 1989 was 76.1. 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 1.94% per year. Prices in 2017 are 71.4% higher than prices in 1989.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1989 is equivalent to CA$1.71 in 2017, a difference of CA$0.71 over 28 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||71.35%|
|Average inflation rate||1.94%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.71|
|CPI in 1989||76.1|
|CPI in 2017||130.4|
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