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# Canadian inflation rate in 1996: 2.16%

### Inflation in 1996 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.16% in 1996 compared to 1995. On average, you would have to spend 2.16% more money in 1996 than in 1995 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1995 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 1996.

The 1995 inflation rate was 1.74%. The inflation rate in 1996 was 2.16%. The 1996 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.76% per year between 1996 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1996 was 89.70. It was 87.80 in the previous year, 1995. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.16% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.02 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.02 CPI in 1995 87.800 CPI in 1996 89.700 Inflation in 1995 1.74% Inflation in 1996 2.16%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1995 to 1996

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1996CPI in 1995
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 87.8 in the year 1995 and 89.7 in 1996:

89.787.8
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 1995 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 1996.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1995 and 1996, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1996 - CPI in 1995CPI in 1995
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

89.7 - 87.887.8
×
100
=
2%

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

• Bosnian Serbs massacre over 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.
• Scientists discover the Hale-Bopp Comet; which later became visible to the naked eye.
• Signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris in order to end conflicts between former Yugoslavian republics
• 170 countries agree to the unconditional and indefinite extending of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
• Austria, Finland and Sweden accede to the European Union.

### 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 1996 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1996.