Impact of inflation on the Ontario sunshine list

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

  • Canadian consumer price index (CPI) has increased by 59.3% from 1996 to 2021 source
  • In 2021, there were 244,390 records on the sunshine list
  • If the threshold were to follow the CPI, the size of the 2021 list would have been reduced by 89.9%, to 24,934 records.
  • Put differently, in terms of the purchasing power of a Canadian Dollar buying Canadian goods and services, a $100,000 threshold in 2021 is equivalent to $62,775 in 1996.




YearCpi CUMULATIVE_INFLATIONINDEXED THRESHOLDCountWithoutInflationCountWithInflationPERCENT_REMOVEDPERCENT_REMAIN
19960.00000.0000100000.0000449444940.00001.0000
19970.01690.0169101690.0000537549100.08650.9135
19980.01000.0271102710.0000629054060.14050.8595
19990.01750.0450104500.0000812563700.21600.7840
20000.02690.0732107320.00001034969330.33010.6699
20010.02520.1002110020.00001303382860.36420.6358
20020.02250.1250112500.00001669199550.40360.5964
20030.02800.1565115650.000020365100640.50580.4942
20040.01850.1778117780.000023246106040.54380.4562
20050.02200.2038120380.000027458112770.58930.4107
20060.01960.2274122740.000034108133970.60720.3928
20070.02200.2544125440.000042760151260.64630.3537
20080.02330.2836128360.000053802171030.68210.3179
20090.00260.2869128690.000064132198530.69040.3096
20100.01840.3106131060.000071571199900.72070.2793
20110.02920.3489134890.000079586194120.75610.2439
20120.01500.3691136910.000088687199580.77500.2250
20130.00900.3814138140.000097944214810.78070.2193
20140.01950.4084140840.0000111510219500.80320.1968
20150.01120.4241142410.0000115736220630.80940.1906
20160.01420.4444144440.0000124282223530.82010.1799
20170.01560.4669146690.0000131909227810.82730.1727
20180.02300.5006150060.0000151375233880.84550.1545
20190.01950.5299152990.0000167098238780.85710.1429
20200.00740.5412154120.0000205606262430.87240.1276
20210.03360.5930159300.0000244390249340.89800.1020