$1 in 1945 → $1.05 in 1946

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Canadian Inflation Rate, $1 from 1945 to 1946

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1946 are 5.43% higher than average prices since 1945. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.43% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $1 in 1945 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.05 in 1946.

The 1945 inflation rate was 2.22%. The inflation rate in 1946 was 5.43%. The 1946 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.64% per year between 1946 and 2020.


Inflation from 1945 to 1946
Average inflation rate 5.43%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.05
Price difference ($1 base) $0.05
CPI in 1945 9.200
CPI in 1946 9.700
Inflation in 1945 2.22%
Inflation in 1946 5.43%

CAD Inflation since 1914
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1945 to 1946

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1946CPI in 1945
×
1945 CAD value
=
1946 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.2 in the year 1945 and 9.7 in 1946:

9.79.2
×
$1
=
$1.05

$1 in 1945 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.05 in 1946.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1945 and 1946, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1946 - CPI in 1945CPI in 1945
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.7 - 9.29.2
×
100
=
5%

News headlines from 1945

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • The USSR captures Budapest from Germany in a battle that kills 159,000 people.
  • The US Fleet captures Iwo Jima.
  • 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa: the operation is believed to be the largest of World War II
  • Iwo Jima is occupied by America, costing 6,000 American lives and a further 18,000 Japanese lives.
  • Buchenwald, the first Nazi concentration camp, is liberated.

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$1 in 1945 → 1946 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Feb. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1945-CAD-in-1946?amount=1.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1945 to 1946
Average inflation rate 5.43%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.05
Price difference ($1 base) $0.05
CPI in 1945 9.200
CPI in 1946 9.700
Inflation in 1945 2.22%
Inflation in 1946 5.43%