$1 in 1655 → $0.59 in 1659

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$1 in 1655 → $0.59 in 1659

U.S. Inflation Rate, $1 in 1655 to 1659

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1659 are 41.33% lower than average prices throughout 1655. The dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -12.48% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, $1 in 1655 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $0.59 in 1659, a difference of $-0.41 over 4 years.

The 1655 inflation rate was -3.85%. The inflation rate in 1659 was 12.82%. The 1659 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.14% per year between 1659 and 2019.


Inflation from 1655 to 1659
Cumulative price change -41.33%
Average inflation rate -12.48%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.59
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.41
CPI in 1655 7.500
CPI in 1659 4.400
Inflation in 1655 -3.85%
Inflation in 1659 12.82%

U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Buying power of $1 in 1655

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $1 in 1655 (price index tracking began in 1635).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1655 $1.00 -3.85%
1656 $0.99 -1.33%
1657 $0.80 -18.92%
1658 $0.52 -35.00%
1659 $0.59 12.82%
1660 $0.67 13.64%
1661 $0.56 -16.00%
1662 $0.60 7.14%
1663 $0.60 0.00%
1664 $0.60 0.00%
1665 $0.51 -15.56%
1666 $0.51 0.00%
1667 $0.55 7.89%
1668 $0.57 4.88%
1669 $0.53 -6.98%
1670 $0.53 0.00%
1671 $0.53 0.00%
1672 $0.53 0.00%
1673 $0.52 -2.50%
1674 $0.55 5.13%
1675 $0.48 -12.20%
1676 $0.49 2.78%
1677 $0.51 2.70%
1678 $0.48 -5.26%
1679 $0.48 0.00%
1680 $0.56 16.67%
1681 $0.59 4.76%
1682 $0.49 -15.91%
1683 $0.49 0.00%
1684 $0.49 0.00%
1685 $0.55 10.81%
1686 $0.51 -7.32%
1687 $0.51 0.00%
1688 $0.47 -7.89%
1689 $0.48 2.86%
1690 $0.49 2.78%
1691 $0.52 5.41%
1692 $0.48 -7.69%
1693 $0.45 -5.56%
1694 $0.48 5.88%
1695 $0.45 -5.56%
1696 $0.53 17.65%
1697 $0.53 0.00%
1698 $0.51 -5.00%
1699 $0.56 10.53%
1700 $0.55 -2.38%
1701 $0.57 4.88%
1702 $0.52 -9.30%
1703 $0.52 0.00%
1704 $0.61 17.95%
1705 $0.56 -8.70%
1706 $0.60 7.14%
1707 $0.57 -4.44%
1708 $0.48 -16.28%
1709 $0.60 25.00%
1710 $0.55 -8.89%
1711 $0.53 -2.44%
1712 $0.51 -5.00%
1713 $0.55 7.89%
1714 $0.49 -9.76%
1715 $0.59 18.92%
1716 $0.55 -6.82%
1717 $0.60 9.76%
1718 $0.55 -8.89%
1719 $0.60 9.76%
1720 $0.56 -6.67%
1721 $0.53 -4.76%
1722 $0.55 2.50%
1723 $0.56 2.44%
1724 $0.57 2.38%
1725 $0.67 16.28%
1726 $0.63 -6.00%
1727 $0.67 6.38%
1728 $0.61 -8.00%
1729 $0.61 0.00%
1730 $0.61 0.00%
1731 $0.56 -8.70%
1732 $0.51 -9.52%
1733 $0.52 2.63%
1734 $0.51 -2.56%
1735 $0.53 5.26%
1736 $0.51 -5.00%
1737 $0.53 5.26%
1738 $0.55 2.50%
1739 $0.49 -9.76%
1740 $0.52 5.41%
1741 $0.87 66.67%
1742 $0.77 -10.77%
1743 $0.69 -10.34%
1744 $0.64 -7.69%
1745 $0.61 -4.17%
1746 $0.64 4.35%
1747 $0.71 10.42%
1748 $0.84 18.87%
1749 $0.85 1.59%
1750 $0.85 0.00%
1751 $0.85 0.00%
1752 $0.88 3.12%
1753 $0.85 -3.03%
1754 $0.81 -4.69%
1755 $0.80 -1.64%
1756 $0.77 -3.33%
1757 $0.83 6.90%
1758 $0.89 8.06%
1759 $1.05 17.91%
1760 $1.01 -3.80%
1761 $0.92 -9.21%
1762 $1.00 8.70%
1763 $1.00 0.00%
1764 $0.93 -6.67%
1765 $0.96 2.86%
1766 $1.03 6.94%
1767 $1.01 -1.30%
1768 $0.96 -5.26%
1769 $1.01 5.56%
1770 $1.09 7.89%
1771 $1.04 -4.88%
1772 $1.21 16.67%
1773 $1.15 -5.49%
1774 $1.08 -5.81%
1775 $1.03 -4.94%
1776 $1.16 12.99%
1777 $1.41 21.84%
1778 $1.84 30.19%
1779 $1.63 -11.59%
1780 $1.83 12.30%
1781 $1.48 -18.98%
1782 $1.61 9.01%
1783 $1.41 -12.40%
1784 $1.36 -3.77%
1785 $1.29 -4.90%
1786 $1.27 -2.06%
1787 $1.24 -2.11%
1788 $1.19 -4.30%
1789 $1.17 -1.12%
1790 $1.23 4.55%
1791 $1.25 2.17%
1792 $1.28 2.13%
1793 $1.32 3.13%
1794 $1.47 11.11%
1795 $1.68 14.55%
1796 $1.76 4.76%
1797 $1.69 -3.79%
1798 $1.64 -3.15%
1799 $1.64 0.00%
1800 $1.68 2.44%
1801 $1.69 0.79%
1802 $1.43 -15.75%
1803 $1.51 5.61%
1804 $1.57 4.42%
1805 $1.56 -0.85%
1806 $1.63 4.27%
1807 $1.55 -4.92%
1808 $1.68 8.62%
1809 $1.64 -2.38%
1810 $1.64 0.00%
1811 $1.75 6.50%
1812 $1.77 1.53%
1813 $2.13 20.30%
1814 $2.35 10.00%
1815 $2.05 -12.50%
1816 $1.88 -8.44%
1817 $1.77 -5.67%
1818 $1.69 -4.51%
1819 $1.69 0.00%
1820 $1.56 -7.87%
1821 $1.51 -3.42%
1822 $1.56 3.54%
1823 $1.40 -10.26%
1824 $1.29 -7.62%
1825 $1.32 2.06%
1826 $1.32 0.00%
1827 $1.33 1.01%
1828 $1.27 -5.00%
1829 $1.24 -2.11%
1830 $1.23 -1.08%
1831 $1.16 -5.43%
1832 $1.15 -1.15%
1833 $1.12 -2.33%
1834 $1.15 2.38%
1835 $1.17 2.33%
1836 $1.24 5.68%
1837 $1.28 3.23%
1838 $1.24 -3.12%
1839 $1.24 0.00%
1840 $1.16 -6.45%
1841 $1.16 0.00%
1842 $1.09 -5.75%
1843 $0.99 -9.76%
1844 $1.00 1.35%
1845 $1.01 1.33%
1846 $1.03 1.32%
1847 $1.09 6.49%
1848 $1.05 -3.66%
1849 $1.03 -2.53%
1850 $1.04 1.30%
1851 $1.03 -1.28%
1852 $1.03 0.00%
1853 $1.03 0.00%
1854 $1.12 9.09%
1855 $1.16 3.57%
1856 $1.13 -2.30%
1857 $1.16 2.35%
1858 $1.09 -5.75%
1859 $1.11 1.22%
1860 $1.11 0.00%
1861 $1.17 6.02%
1862 $1.35 14.77%
1863 $1.68 24.75%
1864 $2.09 24.60%
1865 $2.17 3.82%
1866 $2.12 -2.45%
1867 $1.97 -6.92%
1868 $1.89 -4.05%
1869 $1.81 -4.23%
1870 $1.75 -3.68%
1871 $1.63 -6.87%
1872 $1.63 0.00%
1873 $1.60 -1.64%
1874 $1.52 -5.00%
1875 $1.47 -3.51%
1876 $1.43 -2.73%
1877 $1.40 -1.87%
1878 $1.33 -4.76%
1879 $1.33 0.00%
1880 $1.36 2.00%
1881 $1.36 0.00%
1882 $1.36 0.00%
1883 $1.35 -0.98%
1884 $1.31 -2.97%
1885 $1.29 -1.02%
1886 $1.25 -3.09%
1887 $1.27 1.06%
1888 $1.27 0.00%
1889 $1.23 -3.16%
1890 $1.21 -1.09%
1891 $1.21 0.00%
1892 $1.21 0.00%
1893 $1.20 -1.10%
1894 $1.15 -4.44%
1895 $1.12 -2.33%
1896 $1.12 0.00%
1897 $1.11 -1.19%
1898 $1.11 0.00%
1899 $1.11 0.00%
1900 $1.12 1.20%
1901 $1.13 1.19%
1902 $1.15 1.18%
1903 $1.17 2.33%
1904 $1.19 1.14%
1905 $1.17 -1.12%
1906 $1.20 2.27%
1907 $1.25 4.44%
1908 $1.23 -2.13%
1909 $1.21 -1.09%
1910 $1.27 4.40%
1911 $1.27 0.00%
1912 $1.29 2.11%
1913 $1.32 2.06%
1914 $1.33 1.01%
1915 $1.35 1.00%
1916 $1.45 7.92%
1917 $1.71 17.43%
1918 $2.01 17.97%
1919 $2.31 14.57%
1920 $2.67 15.61%
1921 $2.39 -10.50%
1922 $2.24 -6.15%
1923 $2.28 1.79%
1924 $2.28 0.00%
1925 $2.33 2.34%
1926 $2.36 1.14%
1927 $2.32 -1.69%
1928 $2.28 -1.72%
1929 $2.28 0.00%
1930 $2.23 -2.34%
1931 $2.03 -8.98%
1932 $1.83 -9.87%
1933 $1.73 -5.11%
1934 $1.79 3.08%
1935 $1.83 2.24%
1936 $1.85 1.46%
1937 $1.92 3.60%
1938 $1.88 -2.08%
1939 $1.85 -1.42%
1940 $1.87 0.72%
1941 $1.96 5.00%
1942 $2.17 10.88%
1943 $2.31 6.13%
1944 $2.35 1.73%
1945 $2.40 2.27%
1946 $2.60 8.33%
1947 $2.97 14.36%
1948 $3.21 8.07%
1949 $3.17 -1.24%
1950 $3.21 1.26%
1951 $3.47 7.88%
1952 $3.53 1.92%
1953 $3.56 0.75%
1954 $3.59 0.75%
1955 $3.57 -0.37%
1956 $3.63 1.49%
1957 $3.75 3.31%
1958 $3.85 2.85%
1959 $3.88 0.69%
1960 $3.95 1.72%
1961 $3.99 1.01%
1962 $4.03 1.00%
1963 $4.08 1.32%
1964 $4.13 1.31%
1965 $4.20 1.61%
1966 $4.32 2.86%
1967 $4.45 3.09%
1968 $4.64 4.19%
1969 $4.89 5.46%
1970 $5.17 5.72%
1971 $5.40 4.38%
1972 $5.57 3.21%
1973 $5.92 6.22%
1974 $6.57 11.04%
1975 $7.17 9.13%
1976 $7.59 5.76%
1977 $8.08 6.50%
1978 $8.69 7.59%
1979 $9.68 11.35%
1980 $10.99 13.50%
1981 $12.12 10.32%
1982 $12.87 6.16%
1983 $13.28 3.21%
1984 $13.85 4.32%
1985 $14.35 3.56%
1986 $14.61 1.86%
1987 $15.15 3.65%
1988 $15.77 4.14%
1989 $16.53 4.82%
1990 $17.43 5.40%
1991 $18.16 4.21%
1992 $18.71 3.01%
1993 $19.27 2.99%
1994 $19.76 2.56%
1995 $20.32 2.83%
1996 $20.92 2.95%
1997 $21.40 2.29%
1998 $21.73 1.56%
1999 $22.21 2.21%
2000 $22.96 3.36%
2001 $23.61 2.85%
2002 $23.99 1.58%
2003 $24.53 2.28%
2004 $25.19 2.66%
2005 $26.04 3.39%
2006 $26.88 3.23%
2007 $27.65 2.85%
2008 $28.71 3.84%
2009 $28.60 -0.36%
2010 $29.07 1.64%
2011 $29.99 3.16%
2012 $30.61 2.07%
2013 $31.06 1.46%
2014 $31.56 1.62%
2015 $31.60 0.12%
2016 $32.00 1.26%
2017 $32.68 2.13%
2018 $33.48 2.44%
2019 $34.15 2.01%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1655 and 1659.

Compare these values to the overall average of -12.48% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1655 → 1659
Food 0.00 0.00 1.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 1.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 1.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 1.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1655. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1655 to 1659

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1659CPI in 1655
×
1655 USD value
=
1659 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 7.5 in the year 1655 and 4.4 in 1659:

4.47.5
×
$1
=
$0.59

$1 in 1655 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $0.59 in 1659.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 1655 and 1659, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1659 - CPI in 1655CPI in 1655
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (4 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.4 - 7.57.5
×
100
=
-41%

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$1 in 1655 → 1659 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jul. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1655-dollars-in-1659?amount=1.

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in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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Inflation from 1655 to 1659
Cumulative price change -41.33%
Average inflation rate -12.48%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.59
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.41
CPI in 1655 7.500
CPI in 1659 4.400
Inflation in 1655 -3.85%
Inflation in 1659 12.82%
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