According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.06% per year. Prices in 2018 are 16770.6% higher than prices in 1766.
In other words, £100 in the year 1766 is equivalent in purchasing power to £16,870.64 in 2018, a difference of £16,770.64 over 252 years.
The current inflation rate in 2018 is 3.10%1. If this number holds, £100 today will be equivalent to £103.10 next year.
|Cumulative price change||16770.64%|
|Average inflation rate||2.06%|
|Price difference (£100 base)||£16,770.64|
|CPI in 1766||6.5|
|CPI in 2018||1096.59148|
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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