Canadian inflation rate in 1945: 0.64%

Inflation in 1945 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 1944 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.01 in 1945. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 0.64% per year between 1944 and 1945, producing a cumulative price increase of 0.64%. Purchasing power decreased by 0.64% in 1945 compared to 1944. On average, you would have to spend 0.64% more money in 1945 than in 1944 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1945 are 1.01 times higher than average prices since 1944, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1944 was 0.65%. The inflation rate in 1945 was 0.64%. The 1945 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.72% per year between 1945 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1945 was 9.15. It was 9.09 in the previous year, 1944. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1944 to 1945
Average inflation rate0.64%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.01
Price difference ($1 base)$0.01
CPI in 19449.092
CPI in 19459.150
Inflation in 19440.65%
Inflation in 19450.64%
$1 in 1944$1.01 in 1945

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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1944 to 1945

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1944 and 1945:

CPI in 1945 CPI in 1944
×
1944 CAD value
=
1945 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.091666667 in the year 1944 and 9.15 in 1945:

9.159.091666667
×
$1
=
$1.01

$1 in 1944 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.01 in 1945.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1944 and 1945, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1945 - CPI in 1944CPI in 1944
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.15 - 9.0916666679.091666667
×
100
=
1%

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 1945 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 8 Dec. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1945.

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

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 1944 to 1945
Average inflation rate0.64%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.01
Price difference ($1 base)$0.01
CPI in 19449.092
CPI in 19459.150
Inflation in 19440.65%
Inflation in 19450.64%
$1 in 1944$1.01 in 1945