# Canadian inflation rate in 1998: 1.00%

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## Inflation in 1998 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1997 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.01 in 1998. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.00% per year between 1997 and 1998, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.00%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.00% in 1998 compared to 1997. On average, you would have to spend 1.00% more money in 1998 than in 1997 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1998 are 1.01 times as high as average prices since 1997, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 1.62%. The inflation rate in 1998 was 1.00%. The 1998 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.33% per year between 1998 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1998 was 91.27. It was 90.37 in the previous year, 1997. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.00% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.01 Price difference\$1 base \$0.01 CPI in 1997 90.367 CPI in 1998 91.267 Inflation in 1997 1.62% Inflation in 1998 1.00% \$1 in 1997 \$1.01 in 1998

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1997 to 1998

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1997 and 1998:

CPI in 1998 CPI in 1997
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 90.36666667 in the year 1997 and 91.26666667 in 1998:

91.2666666790.36666667
×
\$1
=
\$1.01

\$1 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.01 in 1998.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1997 and 1998, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1998 - CPI in 1997CPI in 1997
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

91.26666667 - 90.3666666790.36666667
×
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 1998 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Sep. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1998.

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