According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.81% per year. Prices in 2012 are 1378.0% higher than prices in 1940.
In other words, CA$100 in the year 1940 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,478.05 in 2012, a difference of CA$1,378.05 over 72 years.
The inflation rate in 2012 was 0.83%.
|Cumulative price change||1378.05%|
|Average inflation rate||3.81%|
|Price difference (CA$100 base)||CA$1,378.05|
|CPI in 1940||8.2|
|CPI in 2012||121.2|
You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1940 dollars in 2012 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1940-CAD-in-2012.