According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.64% per year. Prices in 1985 are 743.4% higher than prices in 1938.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1938 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$843.42 in 1985, a difference of CA$743.42 over 47 years.
The inflation rate in 1985 was 4.40%.
|Cumulative price change||743.42%|
|Average inflation rate||4.64%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$743.42|
|CPI in 1938||7.6|
|CPI in 1985||64.1|
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