Impact of inflation on the Ontario sunshine list

Since 1996, the $100,000 threshold has not changed. The effect of increasing this threshold is dramatic:

  • Canadian consumer price index (CPI) has increased by 44.4% from 1996 to 2016 source
  • In 2016, there were 123,410 individuals on the sunshine list
  • If the threshold were to follow the CPI, the size of the 2016 list would have been reduced by 82%, to 22,138 people.
  • Put differently, in terms of the purchasing power of a Canadian Dollar buying Canadian goods and services, a $100,000 threshold in 2016 is equivalent to $69,238 in 1996.




YEARANNUAL_INFLATION CUMULATIVE_INFLATIONINDEXED THRESHOLDNUM_PEOPLE_WITHOUT_INFLATIONNUM_PEOPLE_WITH_INFLATIONPERCENT_REMOVEDPERCENT_REMAIN
199600100000445744570.00000000000000000001.0000000000000000000
19970.01690.0168999999999999101690537549100.08651162790697674410.9134883720930232559
19980.010.0269999999999999102700629654110.14056543837357052090.8594345616264294791
19990.01750.0449999999999999104500814063600.21867321867321867320.7813267813267813268
20000.02690.07309999999999991073101035169400.32953337841754419860.6704666215824558014
20010.02520.10011100101303482850.36435476446217584770.6356452355378241523
20020.02250.12491124901669299570.40348670021567217820.5965132997843278218
20030.0280.156411564020364100720.50540168925554900800.4945983107444509920
20040.01850.177711777023004105630.54081898800208659360.4591810119979134064
20050.0220.203612036027461112880.58894432103710717010.4110556789628928299
20060.01960.227212272034208134510.60678788587464920480.3932121141253507952
20070.0220.254212542042766151420.64593368563812374310.3540663143618762569
20080.02330.283512835053825171220.68189503019043195540.3181049698095680446
20090.00260.286812868064133198580.69036221601983378290.3096377839801662171
20100.01840.310513105071571199980.72058515320451020660.2794148467954897934
20110.02920.348713487079589194280.75589591526467225370.2441040847353277463
20120.0150.36913690088412198690.77526806315884721530.2247319368411527847
20130.0090.381313813097796214530.78063519980367295180.2193648001963270482
20140.01950.4083140830111440219400.80312275664034458000.1968772433596554200
20150.01120.4241142410115259219910.80920361967395170870.1907963803260482913
20160.01420.4443144430123410221380.82061421278664613880.1793857872133538612