# Canadian inflation rate in 1983: 5.86%

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## Inflation in 1983 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1982 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.06 in 1983. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 5.86% per year between 1982 and 1983, producing a cumulative price increase of 5.86%. Purchasing power decreased by 5.86% in 1983 compared to 1982. On average, you would have to spend 5.86% more money in 1983 than in 1982 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1983 are 1.06 times higher than average prices since 1982, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1982 was 10.77%. The inflation rate in 1983 was 5.86%. The 1983 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.36% per year between 1983 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1983 was 58.08. It was 54.86 in the previous year, 1982. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 5.86% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.06 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.06 CPI in 1982 54.858 CPI in 1983 58.075 Inflation in 1982 10.77% Inflation in 1983 5.86% \$1 in 1982 \$1.06 in 1983

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1982 to 1983

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1982 and 1983:

CPI in 1983 CPI in 1982
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 54.85833333 in the year 1982 and 58.075 in 1983:

58.07554.85833333
×
\$1
=
\$1.06

\$1 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.06 in 1983.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1982 and 1983, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1983 - CPI in 1982CPI in 1982
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

58.075 - 54.8583333354.85833333
×
100
=
6%

## 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 1983 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Jun. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1983.

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