Canadian inflation rate in 1980: 10.13%

Inflation in 1980 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 1979 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.10 in 1980. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 10.13% per year between 1979 and 1980, producing a cumulative price increase of 10.13%. Purchasing power decreased by 10.13% in 1980 compared to 1979. On average, you would have to spend 10.13% more money in 1980 than in 1979 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1980 are 1.10 times higher than average prices since 1979, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1979 was 9.14%. The inflation rate in 1980 was 10.13%. The 1980 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.99% per year between 1980 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1980 was 44.03. It was 39.98 in the previous year, 1979. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1979 to 1980
Average inflation rate10.13%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.10
Price difference ($1 base)$0.10
CPI in 197939.983
CPI in 198044.033
Inflation in 19799.14%
Inflation in 198010.13%
$1 in 1979$1.10 in 1980

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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1979 to 1980

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1979 and 1980:

CPI in 1980 CPI in 1979
×
1979 CAD value
=
1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 39.98333333 in the year 1979 and 44.03333333 in 1980:

44.0333333339.98333333
×
$1
=
$1.10

$1 in 1979 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.10 in 1980.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1979 and 1980, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1980 - CPI in 1979CPI in 1979
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

44.03333333 - 39.9833333339.98333333
×
100
=
10%

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 1980 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Nov. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1980.

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 1979 to 1980
Average inflation rate10.13%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.10
Price difference ($1 base)$0.10
CPI in 197939.983
CPI in 198044.033
Inflation in 19799.14%
Inflation in 198010.13%
$1 in 1979$1.10 in 1980