According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.43% per year. Prices in 1980 are 492.3% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$592.31 in 1980, a difference of CA$492.31 over 41 years.
The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.
|Cumulative price change||492.31%|
|Average inflation rate||4.43%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$492.31|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 1980||46.2|
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