£100 in 1757 → £10,200 in 1998

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UK Inflation Rate, £100 in 1757 to 1998

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1998 are 10,100.00% higher than prices in 1757. The pound experienced an average inflation rate of 1.94% per year during this period.

In other words, £100 in 1757 is equivalent in purchasing power to £10,200 in 1998, a difference of £10,100.00 over 241 years.

The 1757 inflation rate was 21.15%. The inflation rate in 1998 was 3.43%. The 1998 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.72% per year between 1998 and 2018.


Inflation from 1757 to 1998
Cumulative price change 10100.00%
Average inflation rate 1.94%
Converted amount (£100 base) £10,200
Price difference (£100 base) £10,100.00
CPI in 1757 6.3
CPI in 1998 642.6
Inflation in 1757 21.15%
Inflation in 1998 3.43%


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


Buying power of £100 since 1757

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for £100 in 1757 (price index tracking began in 1750).

According to the Office for National Statistics, each of these GBP amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year GBP Value Inflation Rate
1757 £100.00 21.15%
1758 £100.00 0.00%
1759 £92.06 -7.94%
1760 £88.89 -3.45%
1761 £84.13 -5.36%
1762 £87.30 3.77%
1763 £90.48 3.64%
1764 £98.41 8.77%
1765 £101.59 3.23%
1766 £103.17 1.56%
1767 £107.94 4.62%
1768 £106.35 -1.47%
1769 £98.41 -7.46%
1770 £98.41 0.00%
1771 £106.35 8.06%
1772 £117.46 10.45%
1773 £117.46 0.00%
1774 £119.05 1.35%
1775 £111.11 -6.67%
1776 £109.52 -1.43%
1777 £109.52 0.00%
1778 £112.70 2.90%
1779 £103.17 -8.45%
1780 £100.00 -3.08%
1781 £104.76 4.76%
1782 £106.35 1.52%
1783 £119.05 11.94%
1784 £120.63 1.33%
1785 £114.29 -5.26%
1786 £114.29 0.00%
1787 £114.29 0.00%
1788 £119.05 4.17%
1789 £117.46 -1.33%
1790 £119.05 1.35%
1791 £119.05 0.00%
1792 £120.63 1.33%
1793 £123.81 2.63%
1794 £134.92 8.97%
1795 £149.21 10.59%
1796 £158.73 6.38%
1797 £142.86 -10.00%
1798 £139.68 -2.22%
1799 £157.14 12.50%
1800 £214.29 36.36%
1801 £239.68 11.85%
1802 £184.13 -23.18%
1803 £174.60 -5.17%
1804 £179.37 2.73%
1805 £207.94 15.93%
1806 £200.00 -3.82%
1807 £195.24 -2.38%
1808 £203.17 4.07%
1809 £222.22 9.37%
1810 £228.57 2.86%
1811 £222.22 -2.78%
1812 £252.38 13.57%
1813 £258.73 2.52%
1814 £225.40 -12.88%
1815 £201.59 -10.56%
1816 £184.13 -8.66%
1817 £209.52 13.79%
1818 £209.52 0.00%
1819 £204.76 -2.27%
1820 £185.71 -9.30%
1821 £163.49 -11.97%
1822 £141.27 -13.59%
1823 £150.79 6.74%
1824 £163.49 8.42%
1825 £192.06 17.48%
1826 £180.95 -5.79%
1827 £169.84 -6.14%
1828 £165.08 -2.80%
1829 £163.49 -0.96%
1830 £157.14 -3.88%
1831 £173.02 10.10%
1832 £160.32 -7.34%
1833 £150.79 -5.94%
1834 £138.10 -8.42%
1835 £141.27 2.30%
1836 £157.14 11.24%
1837 £160.32 2.02%
1838 £161.90 0.99%
1839 £173.02 6.86%
1840 £176.19 1.83%
1841 £173.02 -1.80%
1842 £158.73 -8.26%
1843 £141.27 -11.00%
1844 £141.27 0.00%
1845 £147.62 4.49%
1846 £153.97 4.30%
1847 £173.02 12.37%
1848 £150.79 -12.84%
1849 £141.27 -6.32%
1850 £133.33 -5.62%
1851 £128.57 -3.57%
1852 £128.57 0.00%
1853 £141.27 9.88%
1854 £161.90 14.61%
1855 £166.67 2.94%
1856 £166.67 0.00%
1857 £158.73 -4.76%
1858 £144.44 -9.00%
1859 £142.86 -1.10%
1860 £147.62 3.33%
1861 £150.79 2.15%
1862 £147.62 -2.11%
1863 £142.86 -3.23%
1864 £141.27 -1.11%
1865 £142.86 1.12%
1866 £150.79 5.56%
1867 £160.32 6.32%
1868 £158.73 -0.99%
1869 £150.79 -5.00%
1870 £150.79 0.00%
1871 £152.38 1.05%
1872 £158.73 4.17%
1873 £165.08 4.00%
1874 £158.73 -3.85%
1875 £155.56 -2.00%
1876 £155.56 0.00%
1877 £153.97 -1.02%
1878 £150.79 -2.06%
1879 £144.44 -4.21%
1880 £149.21 3.30%
1881 £147.62 -1.06%
1882 £149.21 1.08%
1883 £147.62 -1.06%
1884 £144.44 -2.15%
1885 £139.68 -3.30%
1886 £138.10 -1.14%
1887 £136.51 -1.15%
1888 £138.10 1.16%
1889 £139.68 1.15%
1890 £139.68 0.00%
1891 £141.27 1.14%
1892 £141.27 0.00%
1893 £139.68 -1.12%
1894 £138.10 -1.14%
1895 £136.51 -1.15%
1896 £134.92 -1.16%
1897 £138.10 2.35%
1898 £138.10 0.00%
1899 £139.68 1.15%
1900 £146.03 4.55%
1901 £146.03 0.00%
1902 £146.03 0.00%
1903 £147.62 1.09%
1904 £147.62 0.00%
1905 £147.62 0.00%
1906 £147.62 0.00%
1907 £149.21 1.08%
1908 £149.21 0.00%
1909 £150.79 1.06%
1910 £152.38 1.05%
1911 £152.38 0.00%
1912 £157.14 3.13%
1913 £155.56 -1.01%
1914 £155.56 0.00%
1915 £174.60 12.24%
1916 £206.35 18.18%
1917 £258.73 25.38%
1918 £315.87 22.09%
1919 £347.62 10.05%
1920 £401.59 15.53%
1921 £366.67 -8.70%
1922 £315.87 -13.85%
1923 £296.83 -6.03%
1924 £295.24 -0.53%
1925 £295.24 0.00%
1926 £293.65 -0.54%
1927 £285.71 -2.70%
1928 £285.71 0.00%
1929 £282.54 -1.11%
1930 £274.60 -2.81%
1931 £263.49 -4.05%
1932 £257.14 -2.41%
1933 £250.79 -2.47%
1934 £250.79 0.00%
1935 £252.38 0.63%
1936 £253.97 0.63%
1937 £263.49 3.75%
1938 £266.67 1.20%
1939 £274.60 2.98%
1940 £320.63 16.76%
1941 £355.56 10.89%
1942 £380.95 7.14%
1943 £393.65 3.33%
1944 £404.76 2.82%
1945 £415.87 2.75%
1946 £428.57 3.05%
1947 £458.73 7.04%
1948 £493.65 7.61%
1949 £507.94 2.89%
1950 £523.81 3.13%
1951 £571.43 9.09%
1952 £623.81 9.17%
1953 £642.86 3.05%
1954 £655.56 1.98%
1955 £684.13 4.36%
1956 £719.05 5.10%
1957 £744.44 3.53%
1958 £768.25 3.20%
1959 £771.43 0.41%
1960 £779.37 1.03%
1961 £806.35 3.46%
1962 £841.27 4.33%
1963 £857.14 1.89%
1964 £885.71 3.33%
1965 £926.98 4.66%
1966 £963.49 3.94%
1967 £988.89 2.64%
1968 £1,034.92 4.65%
1969 £1,090.48 5.37%
1970 £1,160.32 6.40%
1971 £1,269.84 9.44%
1972 £1,360.32 7.13%
1973 £1,484.13 9.10%
1974 £1,722.22 16.04%
1975 £2,139.68 24.24%
1976 £2,493.65 16.54%
1977 £2,888.89 15.85%
1978 £3,128.57 8.30%
1979 £3,547.62 13.39%
1980 £4,185.71 17.99%
1981 £4,682.54 11.87%
1982 £5,085.71 8.61%
1983 £5,319.05 4.59%
1984 £5,584.13 4.98%
1985 £5,923.81 6.08%
1986 £6,125.40 3.40%
1987 £6,380.95 4.17%
1988 £6,693.65 4.90%
1989 £7,214.29 7.78%
1990 £7,896.83 9.46%
1991 £8,360.32 5.87%
1992 £8,673.02 3.74%
1993 £8,811.11 1.59%
1994 £9,023.81 2.41%
1995 £9,336.51 3.47%
1996 £9,561.90 2.41%
1997 £9,861.90 3.14%
1998 £10,200.00 3.43%
1999 £10,357.14 1.54%
2000 £10,663.49 2.96%
2001 £10,852.38 1.77%
2002 £11,033.33 1.67%
2003 £11,352.38 2.89%
2004 £11,690.48 2.98%
2005 £12,020.63 2.82%
2006 £12,404.76 3.20%
2007 £12,936.51 4.29%
2008 £13,452.38 3.99%
2009 £13,380.95 -0.53%
2010 £13,998.41 4.61%
2011 £14,726.98 5.20%
2012 £15,200.00 3.21%
2013 £15,661.90 3.04%
2014 £16,031.75 2.36%
2015 £16,190.48 0.99%
2016 £16,465.71 1.70%
2017 £17,057.62 3.59%
2018 £17,432.89 2.20%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £100, 1757 to 1998

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1998CPI in 1757
×
1757 GBP value
=
1998 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 6.3 in the year 1757 and 642.6 in 1998:

642.66.3
×
£100
=
£10,200

£100 in 1757 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £10,200 in 1998.

To get the total inflation rate for the 241 years between 1757 and 1998, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1998 - CPI in 1757CPI in 1757
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (241 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

642.6 - 6.36.3
×
100
=
10,100%

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from 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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1757 pounds in 1998 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Oct. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1757-GBP-in-1998.

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


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