Consumer Price Index Data Visualization Tool

Release date: March 22, 2019 Updated on: April 17, 2019

Latest Snapshot of the CPI

Use this tool to see data from the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) release and explore recent price changes by the various basket components and geographies. You can also explore the basket contents and the share of the total Canadian household budget represented by the various goods and services included.

Price trends: 1914 to today

Explore current and historical trends for various CPI items at the national or regional level. Create customized line charts, selecting from a variety of CPI indicators including monthly CPI, seasonally adjusted CPI, and Bank of Canada core measures.

About the CPI

The Consumer Price Index represents changes in prices as experienced by Canadian consumers. It measures price change by comparing, through time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services.

The goods and services in the CPI basket are divided into 8 major components: Food; Shelter; Household operations, furnishings and equipment; Clothing and footwear; Transportation; Health and personal care; Recreation, education and reading, and Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and recreational cannabis. CPI data are published at various levels of geography including Canada, the ten provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit.

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