Consumer Price Index Personal Inflation Calculator

Personal Inflation Calculator

Have you ever wondered how your experience of inflation differs from the average Canadian household? Statistics Canada is pleased to present an interactive tool that allows you to explore your personal rate of inflation, based on the goods and services you consume!

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the official measure of inflation in Canada. It is representative of the change in prices experienced by the average Canadian household. However, your personal experience of inflation may not perfectly match the Canadian average due to differences in your spending habits. The Personal Inflation Calculator accounts for those differences and provides a measure of inflation unique to you.

Choose your preferred measure of inflation!

Your unofficial personal inflation rate can be expressed as an index, 12-month percentage change, or 1-month percentage change, and is shown next to the same measure of the official Consumer Price Index in an interactive chart, allowing you to compare the rate over time in your desired geography.

If you are experiencing instabilities while using the application from your mobile device, please visit the Personal Inflation Calculator via web browser on your personal computer. If you are still having trouble on your personal computer, please try a different web browser.

This web-based application is updated monthly along with the latest CPI release, so be sure to come back for an update to your personal inflation experience.

Looking for more information about the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?

Visit the Consumer price index portal to find all CPI data, publications, interactive tools, and announcements highlighting new products and upcoming changes to the CPI in one convenient location.

Check out the Consumer Price Index Data Visualization Tool to access current and historical CPI data in a customizable visual format.

At Statistics Canada, we strive to provide relevant and timely data to Canadians. We hear your concerns and value your feedback! You can share any ideas, issues, or suggestions that would help us improve the Personal Inflation Calculator by emailing us at We review all user comments, and will incorporate your feedback during a future update to the tool.

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