# Canadian inflation rate in 1968: 4.06%

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## Inflation in 1968 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1967 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.04 in 1968. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 4.06% per year between 1967 and 1968, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.06%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.06% in 1968 compared to 1967. On average, you would have to spend 4.06% more money in 1968 than in 1967 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1968 are 1.04 times higher than average prices since 1967, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1967 was 3.58%. The inflation rate in 1968 was 4.06%. The 1968 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.84% per year between 1968 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1968 was 18.82. It was 18.08 in the previous year, 1967. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 4.06% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.04 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.04 CPI in 1967 18.083 CPI in 1968 18.817 Inflation in 1967 3.58% Inflation in 1968 4.06% \$1 in 1967 \$1.04 in 1968

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1967 to 1968

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1967 and 1968:

CPI in 1968 CPI in 1967
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 18.08333333 in the year 1967 and 18.81666667 in 1968:

18.8166666718.08333333
×
\$1
=
\$1.04

\$1 in 1967 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.04 in 1968.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1967 and 1968, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1968 - CPI in 1967CPI in 1967
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

18.81666667 - 18.0833333318.08333333
×
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 1968 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1968.

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