# Canadian inflation rate in 1997: 1.62%

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## Inflation in 1997 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1996 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 1997. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.62% per year between 1996 and 1997, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.62%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.62% in 1997 compared to 1996. On average, you would have to spend 1.62% more money in 1997 than in 1996 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1997 are 1.02 times as high as average prices since 1996, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1996 was 1.57%. The inflation rate in 1997 was 1.62%. The 1997 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.28% per year between 1997 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1997 was 90.37. It was 88.93 in the previous year, 1996. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.62% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.02 Price difference\$1 base \$0.02 CPI in 1996 88.925 CPI in 1997 90.367 Inflation in 1996 1.57% Inflation in 1997 1.62% \$1 in 1996 \$1.02 in 1997

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1996 to 1997

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1996 and 1997:

CPI in 1997 CPI in 1996
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 88.925 in the year 1996 and 90.36666667 in 1997:

90.3666666788.925
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 1996 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 1997.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1996 and 1997, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1997 - CPI in 1996CPI in 1996
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

90.36666667 - 88.92588.925
×
100
=
2%

## 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 1997 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 30 Sep. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1997.

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