According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. Prices in 2017 are 34.9% higher than prices in 2000.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 2000 is equivalent to CA$134.85 in 2017, a difference of CA$34.85 over 17 years.
The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.56%1. If this number holds, CA$100 today will be equivalent to CA$101.56 next year.
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