£100 in 1753 → £12,182.35 in 1997

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UK Inflation Rate, 1753-1997 (£100)

According to the Office for National Statistics, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year. Prices in 1997 are 12082.4% higher than prices in 1753.

In other words, £100 in the year 1753 is equivalent to £12,182.35 in 1997, a difference of £12,082.35 over 244 years.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 3.14%.

Inflation from 1753 to 1997
Cumulative price change 12082.35%
Average inflation rate 1.99%
Price difference (£100 base) £12,082.35
CPI in 1753 5.1
CPI in 1997 621.3


UK inflation chart from 1988 to 2017. Based on the UK Consumer Price Index.


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1753 to 1997

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1753 * 1753 GBP value = 1997 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.1 in the year 1753 and 621.3 in 1997:

621.3 / 5.1 * £100 = £12,182.35

£100 in 1753 has the same "purchasing power" as £12,182.35 in 1997.


Inflation Data Source: This calculator uses the composite price index published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). A composite index is created by combining price data from several different published sources, both official and unofficial. The Consumer Price Index, normally used to compute inflation, has only been tracked since 1988. All inflation calculations after 1988 use the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Price Index, except for 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.


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