According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.61% per year. Prices in 1981 are 564.1% higher than prices in 1939.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1939 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$664.10 in 1981, a difference of CA$564.10 over 42 years.
The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.
|Cumulative price change||564.10%|
|Average inflation rate||4.61%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$564.10|
|CPI in 1939||7.8|
|CPI in 1981||51.8|
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