# Canadian inflation rate in 2019: 1.99%

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## Inflation in 2019 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 2018 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 2019. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year between 2018 and 2019, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.99%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.99% in 2019 compared to 2018. On average, you would have to spend 1.99% more money in 2019 than in 2018 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2019 are 1.02 times higher than average prices since 2018, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2018 was 0.31%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 1.99%. The 2019 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.49% per year between 2019 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2019 was 133.40. It was 130.80 in the previous year, 2018. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.99% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.02 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.02 CPI in 2018 130.800 CPI in 2019 133.400 Inflation in 2018 0.31% Inflation in 2019 1.99% \$1 in 2018 \$1.02 in 2019

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 2018 to 2019

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2018 and 2019:

CPI in 2019 CPI in 2018
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 130.8 in the year 2018 and 133.4 in 2019:

133.4130.8
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2018 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 2018CPI in 2018
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

133.4 - 130.8130.8
×
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 2019 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-2019.

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