Canadian inflation rate in 2003: 2.76%

Inflation in 2003 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 2002 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.03 in 2003. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.76% per year between 2002 and 2003, producing a cumulative price increase of 2.76%. Purchasing power decreased by 2.76% in 2003 compared to 2002. On average, you would have to spend 2.76% more money in 2003 than in 2002 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2003 are 1.03 times higher than average prices since 2002, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2002 was 2.26%. The inflation rate in 2003 was 2.76%. The 2003 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.08% per year between 2003 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2003 was 102.75. It was 99.99 in the previous year, 2002. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 2002 to 2003
Average inflation rate2.76%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.03
Price difference ($1 base)$0.03
CPI in 200299.992
CPI in 2003102.750
Inflation in 20022.26%
Inflation in 20032.76%
$1 in 2002$1.03 in 2003

Recent CAD inflation
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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 2002 to 2003

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2002 and 2003:

CPI in 2003 CPI in 2002
×
2002 CAD value
=
2003 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 99.99166667 in the year 2002 and 102.75 in 2003:

102.7599.99166667
×
$1
=
$1.03

$1 in 2002 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.03 in 2003.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2002 and 2003, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2003 - CPI in 2002CPI in 2002
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

102.75 - 99.9916666799.99166667
×
100
=
3%

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 2003 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Nov. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-2003.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 2002 to 2003
Average inflation rate2.76%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.03
Price difference ($1 base)$0.03
CPI in 200299.992
CPI in 2003102.750
Inflation in 20022.26%
Inflation in 20032.76%
$1 in 2002$1.03 in 2003