Canadian inflation rate in 1948: 14.26%

Inflation in 1948 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 1947 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.14 in 1948. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 14.26% per year between 1947 and 1948, producing a cumulative price increase of 14.26%. Purchasing power decreased by 14.26% in 1948 compared to 1947. On average, you would have to spend 14.26% more money in 1948 than in 1947 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1948 are 1.14 times higher than average prices since 1947, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1947 was 9.01%. The inflation rate in 1948 was 14.26%. The 1948 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.52% per year between 1948 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1948 was 11.75. It was 10.28 in the previous year, 1947. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1947 to 1948
Average inflation rate14.26%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.14
Price difference ($1 base)$0.14
CPI in 194710.283
CPI in 194811.750
Inflation in 19479.01%
Inflation in 194814.26%
$1 in 1947$1.14 in 1948

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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1947 to 1948

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1947 and 1948:

CPI in 1948 CPI in 1947
×
1947 CAD value
=
1948 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 10.28333333 in the year 1947 and 11.75 in 1948:

11.7510.28333333
×
$1
=
$1.14

$1 in 1947 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.14 in 1948.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1947 and 1948, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1948 - CPI in 1947CPI in 1947
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

11.75 - 10.2833333310.28333333
×
100
=
14%

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 1948 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 7 Aug. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1948.

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 1947 to 1948
Average inflation rate14.26%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.14
Price difference ($1 base)$0.14
CPI in 194710.283
CPI in 194811.750
Inflation in 19479.01%
Inflation in 194814.26%
$1 in 1947$1.14 in 1948