£100 in 1759 → £10,141.38 in 1995

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UK Inflation Rate, 1759-1995 (£100)

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 1.98% per year. Prices in 1995 are 10041.4% higher than prices in 1759.

In other words, £100 in the year 1759 is equivalent in purchasing power to £10,141.38 in 1995, a difference of £10,041.38 over 236 years.

The inflation rate in 1995 was 3.47%.

Inflation from 1759 to 1995
Cumulative price change 10041.38%
Average inflation rate 1.98%
Price difference (£100 base) £10,041.38
CPI in 1759 5.8
CPI in 1995 588.2


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


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1759 to 1995

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1995 / CPI in 1759 * 1759 GBP value = 1995 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.8 in the year 1759 and 588.2 in 1995:

588.2 / 5.8 * £100 = £10,141.38

£100 in 1759 has the same "purchasing power" as £10,141.38 in 1995.


Inflation Data Source

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.

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