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# \$1 in 1725 → \$0.94 in 1726

### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 in 1725 to 1726

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1726 are 6% lower than average prices throughout 1725. The dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -6.00% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, \$1 in 1725 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.94 in 1726.

The 1725 inflation rate was 16.28%. The inflation rate in 1726 was -6.00%. The 1726 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.37% per year between 1726 and 2019.

 Average inflation rate -6.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.94 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.06 CPI in 1725 5.000 CPI in 1726 4.700 Inflation in 1725 16.28% Inflation in 1726 -6.00%

### 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 1725 and 1726.

Compare these values to the overall average of -6.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1725 → 1726
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 1725. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1725 to 1726

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1726CPI in 1725
×
1725 USD value
=
1726 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 5 in the year 1725 and 4.7 in 1726:

4.75
×
\$1
=
\$0.94

\$1 in 1725 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.94 in 1726.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1725 and 1726, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1726 - CPI in 1725CPI in 1725
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.7 - 55
×
100
=
-6%

### 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 1725 → 1726 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1725-dollars-in-1726?amount=1.