According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.63% per year. Prices in 1986 are 778.9% higher than prices in 1938.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1938 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$878.95 in 1986, a difference of CA$778.95 over 48 years.
The inflation rate in 1986 was 4.21%.
|Cumulative price change||778.95%|
|Average inflation rate||4.63%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$778.95|
|CPI in 1938||7.6|
|CPI in 1986||66.8|
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