Canadian inflation rate in 2016: 1.50%

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Inflation since 2016 and its effect on dollar value

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2016 was 128.4. It was 126.5 in the previous year. This change in CPI is used by Statistics Canada to calculate inflation.

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.89% per year. Prices in 2018 are 3.8% higher than prices in 2016.

In other words, CA$100 in 2016 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$103.82 in 2018, a difference of CA$3.82 over 2 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.22%1. If this number holds, CA$100 today will be equivalent to CA$102.22 next year.

Inflation from 2016 to 2018
Cumulative price change 3.82%
Average inflation rate 1.89%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$103.82
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$3.82
CPI in 2016 128.4
CPI in 2018 133.3

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100 since 2016

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2016 * 2016 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 128.4 in the year 2016 and 133.3 in 2018:

133.3 / 128.4 * CA$100 = CA$103.82

CA$100 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$103.82 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for CA$100 in 2016 (price index tracking began in 1914). Each of these CAD amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
Year CAD Value Inflation Rate
2016 CA$100.00 1.50%
2017 CA$101.56 1.56%
2018 CA$103.82 2.22%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 2016

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in a referendum, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.
  • Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States.
  • The World Health Organisation confirms the outbreak of the Zika virus.
  • Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, is assassinated.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 2016 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Jun. 2018,

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