# Canadian inflation rate in 1943: 2.17%

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## Inflation in 1943 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1942 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 1943. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.17% per year between 1942 and 1943, producing a cumulative price increase of 2.17%. Purchasing power decreased by 2.17% in 1943 compared to 1942. On average, you would have to spend 2.17% more money in 1943 than in 1942 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1943 are 1.02 times higher than average prices since 1942, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1942 was 4.64%. The inflation rate in 1943 was 2.17%. The 1943 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.57% per year between 1943 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1943 was 9.03. It was 8.84 in the previous year, 1942. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.17% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.02 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.02 CPI in 1942 8.842 CPI in 1943 9.033 Inflation in 1942 4.64% Inflation in 1943 2.17% \$1 in 1942 \$1.02 in 1943

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1942 to 1943

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1942 and 1943:

CPI in 1943 CPI in 1942
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.841666667 in the year 1942 and 9.033333333 in 1943:

9.0333333338.841666667
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 1942 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 1943.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1942 and 1943, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1943 - CPI in 1942CPI in 1942
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.033333333 - 8.8416666678.841666667
×
100
=
2%

## 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: “Inflation Rate in 1943 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1943.

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