£100 in 1761 → £16,639.62 in 2010

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UK Inflation Rate, 1761-2010 (£100)

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year. Prices in 2010 are 16539.6% higher than prices in 1761.

In other words, £100 in the year 1761 is equivalent in purchasing power to £16,639.62 in 2010, a difference of £16,539.62 over 249 years.

The inflation rate in 2010 was 4.61%.

Inflation from 1761 to 2010
Cumulative price change 16539.62%
Average inflation rate 2.08%
Price difference (£100 base) £16,539.62
CPI in 1761 5.3
CPI in 2010 881.9


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


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1761 to 2010

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2010 / CPI in 1761 * 1761 GBP value = 2010 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.3 in the year 1761 and 881.9 in 2010:

881.9 / 5.3 * £100 = £16,639.62

£100 in 1761 has the same "purchasing power" as £16,639.62 in 2010.


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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