The consumer price index (CPI) in 1997 was 90.4. 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 1.85% per year. Prices in 2017 are 44.2% higher than prices in 1997.
In other words, CA$1 in the year 1997 is equivalent to CA$1.44 in 2017, a difference of CA$0.44 over 20 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||44.25%|
|Average inflation rate||1.85%|
|Price difference (CA$1 base)||CA$0.44|
|CPI in 1997||90.4|
|CPI in 2017||130.4|
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