Canadian inflation rate in 1966: 3.82%

Inflation in 1966 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 1965 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.04 in 1966. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.82% per year between 1965 and 1966, producing a cumulative price increase of 3.82%. Purchasing power decreased by 3.82% in 1966 compared to 1965. On average, you would have to spend 3.82% more money in 1966 than in 1965 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1966 are 1.04 times higher than average prices since 1965, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1965 was 2.33%. The inflation rate in 1966 was 3.82%. The 1966 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.84% per year between 1966 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1966 was 17.46. It was 16.82 in the previous year, 1965. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1965 to 1966
Average inflation rate 3.82%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.04
Price difference ($1 base) $0.04
CPI in 1965 16.817
CPI in 1966 17.458
Inflation in 1965 2.33%
Inflation in 1966 3.82%
$1 in 1965 $1.04 in 1966

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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1965 to 1966

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1965 and 1966:

CPI in 1966 CPI in 1965
×
1965 CAD value
=
1966 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 16.81666667 in the year 1965 and 17.45833333 in 1966:

17.4583333316.81666667
×
$1
=
$1.04

$1 in 1965 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.04 in 1966.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1965 and 1966, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1966 - CPI in 1965CPI in 1965
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

17.45833333 - 16.8166666716.81666667
×
100
=
4%

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 1966 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1966.

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 1965 to 1966
Average inflation rate 3.82%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.04
Price difference ($1 base) $0.04
CPI in 1965 16.817
CPI in 1966 17.458
Inflation in 1965 2.33%
Inflation in 1966 3.82%
$1 in 1965 $1.04 in 1966