# Canadian inflation rate in 2004: 1.86%

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## Inflation in 2004 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 2003 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 2004. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.86% per year between 2003 and 2004, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.86%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.86% in 2004 compared to 2003. On average, you would have to spend 1.86% more money in 2004 than in 2003 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2004 are 1.02 times as high as average prices since 2003, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2003 was 2.76%. The inflation rate in 2004 was 1.86%. The 2004 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.19% per year between 2004 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2004 was 104.66. It was 102.75 in the previous year, 2003. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.86% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.02 Price difference\$1 base \$0.02 CPI in 2003 102.750 CPI in 2004 104.658 Inflation in 2003 2.76% Inflation in 2004 1.86% \$1 in 2003 \$1.02 in 2004

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 2003 to 2004

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2003 and 2004:

CPI in 2004 CPI in 2003
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 102.75 in the year 2003 and 104.6583333 in 2004:

104.6583333102.75
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 2004.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2003 and 2004, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2004 - CPI in 2003CPI in 2003
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

104.6583333 - 102.75102.75
×
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 2004 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 3 Dec. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-2004.

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