This tool can be used to measure inflation and see if your wages are keeping up with changing prices.

The calculator uses the all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a measure of inflation for different locations in Canada. The CPI is the most widely used measure of inflation in Canada, but it is not a perfect measure and many people will face quite different changes in their cost of living.

To use the calculator, first select your location, enter the years that you want to compare, and enter your initial wage or dollar amount. The results are automatically calculated below.

For instance, a wage of $10.00 in 1988 was equivalent to $17.25 in 2013 dollars using the Canadian CPI.