# Canadian inflation rate in 2016: 1.43%

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## Inflation in 2016 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 2015 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.01 in 2016. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.43% per year between 2015 and 2016, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.43%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.43% in 2016 compared to 2015. On average, you would have to spend 1.43% more money in 2016 than in 2015 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2016 are 1.01 times as high as average prices since 2015, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2015 was 1.13%. The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.43%. The 2016 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.38% per year between 2016 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2016 was 128.38. It was 126.57 in the previous year, 2015. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.43% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.01 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.01 CPI in 2015 126.567 CPI in 2016 128.375 Inflation in 2015 1.13% Inflation in 2016 1.43% \$1 in 2015 \$1.01 in 2016

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 2015 to 2016

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2015 and 2016:

CPI in 2016 CPI in 2015
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 126.5666667 in the year 2015 and 128.375 in 2016:

128.375126.5666667
×
\$1
=
\$1.01

\$1 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.01 in 2016.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2015 and 2016, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2016 - CPI in 2015CPI in 2015
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

128.375 - 126.5666667126.5666667
×
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 2016 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 3 Feb. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-2016.

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