# Canadian inflation rate in 1992: 1.49%

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## Inflation in 1992 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1991 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.01 in 1992. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.49% per year between 1991 and 1992, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.49%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.49% in 1992 compared to 1991. On average, you would have to spend 1.49% more money in 1992 than in 1991 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1992 are 1.01 times as high as average prices since 1991, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1991 was 5.63%. The inflation rate in 1992 was 1.49%. The 1992 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.06% per year between 1992 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1992 was 84.00. It was 82.77 in the previous year, 1991. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.49% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.01 Price difference\$1 base \$0.01 CPI in 1991 82.767 CPI in 1992 84.000 Inflation in 1991 5.63% Inflation in 1992 1.49% \$1 in 1991 \$1.01 in 1992

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1991 to 1992

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1991 and 1992:

CPI in 1992 CPI in 1991
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 82.76666667 in the year 1991 and 84 in 1992:

8482.76666667
×
\$1
=
\$1.01

\$1 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.01 in 1992.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1991 and 1992, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1992 - CPI in 1991CPI in 1991
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

84 - 82.7666666782.76666667
×
100
=
1%

## 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 1992 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Nov. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1992.

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