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# \$1 in 1740 → \$0.95 in 1739

### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 in 1740 to 1739

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1739 are 5.13% lower than average prices throughout 1740. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.41% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$1 in 1740 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.95 in 1739.

The 1739 inflation rate was -9.76%. The inflation rate in 1740 was 5.41%. The 1740 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.51% per year between 1740 and 2019.

 Average inflation rate 5.41% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.95 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.05 CPI in 1740 3.900 CPI in 1739 3.700 Inflation in 1739 -9.76% Inflation in 1740 5.41%

### 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 1740 and 1739.

Compare these values to the overall average of 5.41% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1739 → 1740
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 1740. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1739 to 1740

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1739CPI in 1740
×
1740 USD value
=
1739 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 3.9 in the year 1740 and 3.7 in 1739:

3.73.9
×
\$1
=
\$0.95

\$1 in 1740 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.95 in 1739.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1739 and 1740, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1739 - CPI in 1740CPI in 1740
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.7 - 3.93.9
×
100
=
-5%

### 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 1740 → 1739 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1740-dollars-in-1739?amount=1.