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# \$1 in 1715 → \$0.84 in 1714

### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 in 1715 to 1714

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1714 are 15.91% lower than average prices throughout 1715. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 18.92% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$1 in 1715 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.84 in 1714.

The 1714 inflation rate was -9.76%. The inflation rate in 1715 was 18.92%. The 1715 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.35% per year between 1715 and 2019.

 Average inflation rate 18.92% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.84 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.16 CPI in 1715 4.400 CPI in 1714 3.700 Inflation in 1714 -9.76% Inflation in 1715 18.92%

### 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 1715 and 1714.

Compare these values to the overall average of 18.92% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1714 → 1715
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 1715. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1714 to 1715

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1714CPI in 1715
×
1715 USD value
=
1714 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.4 in the year 1715 and 3.7 in 1714:

3.74.4
×
\$1
=
\$0.84

\$1 in 1715 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.84 in 1714.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1714 and 1715, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1714 - CPI in 1715CPI in 1715
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.7 - 4.44.4
×
100
=
-16%

### 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 1715 → 1714 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1715-dollars-in-1714?amount=1.