# \$1 in 2015 is worth \$1.05 in 2018

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## Value of \$1 from 2015 to 2018

\$1 in 2015 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.05 in 2018, an increase of \$0.05 over 3 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.76% per year between 2015 and 2018, producing a cumulative price increase of 5.39%.

This means that prices in 2018 are 1.05 times as high as average prices since 2015, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2015 was 1.13%. The inflation rate in 2018 was 2.27%. The 2018 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.00% per year between 2018 and 2023.

 Cumulative price change 5.39% Average inflation rate 1.76% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.05 Price difference\$1 base \$0.05 CPI in 2015 126.567 CPI in 2018 133.383 Inflation in 2015 1.13% Inflation in 2018 2.27% \$1 in 2015 \$1.05 in 2018

## Buying power of \$1 in 2015

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$1 in 2015 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$1, you would need to end with \$1.05 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$1 is equivalent to \$1.05 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Canadian dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 2015 dollars, the chart below shows how \$1 is worth less over 3 years.

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 2015-2018
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
2015\$1.001.13%
2016\$1.011.43%
2017\$1.031.60%
2018\$1.052.27%
2019\$1.071.95%
2020\$1.080.72%
2021\$1.123.40%
2022\$1.207.20%
2023\$1.286.88%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 2015 amounts in 2018 dollars, based on the 5.39% change in prices:

Conversion: 2015 dollars in 2018
Initial valueEquivalent value
\$1 dollar in 2015\$1.05 dollars in 2018
\$5 dollars in 2015\$5.27 dollars in 2018
\$10 dollars in 2015\$10.54 dollars in 2018
\$50 dollars in 2015\$52.69 dollars in 2018
\$100 dollars in 2015\$105.39 dollars in 2018
\$500 dollars in 2015\$526.93 dollars in 2018
\$1,000 dollars in 2015\$1,053.86 dollars in 2018
\$5,000 dollars in 2015\$5,269.29 dollars in 2018
\$10,000 dollars in 2015\$10,538.58 dollars in 2018
\$50,000 dollars in 2015\$52,692.92 dollars in 2018
\$100,000 dollars in 2015\$105,385.83 dollars in 2018
\$500,000 dollars in 2015\$526,929.15 dollars in 2018
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2015\$1,053,858.31 dollars in 2018

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 2015 to 2018

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2015 and 2018:

CPI in 2018 CPI in 2015
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Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 126.5666667 in the year 2015 and 133.3833333 in 2018:

133.3833333126.5666667
×
\$1
=
\$1.05

\$1 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.05 in 2018.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 2015 and 2018, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2018 - CPI in 2015CPI in 2015
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100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

133.3833333 - 126.5666667126.5666667
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100
=
5%

## 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 2015 → 2018 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 Sep. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/2015-CAD-in-2018?amount=1.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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