£100 in 1773 → £14,018.11 in 2016

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UK Inflation Rate, £100 in 1773 to 2016

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.05% per year. Prices in 2016 are 13,918.11% higher than prices in 1773.

In other words, £100 in 1773 is equivalent in purchasing power to £14,018.11 in 2016, a difference of £13,918.11 over 243 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.70%.

Inflation from 1773 to 2016
Cumulative price change 13918.11%
Average inflation rate 2.05%
Converted amount (£100 base) £14,018.11
Price difference (£100 base) £13,918.11
CPI in 1773 7.4
CPI in 2016 1037.34


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


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1773 to 2016

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2016 / CPI in 1773 * 1773 GBP value = 2016 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 7.4 in the year 1773 and 1037.34 in 2016:

1037.34 / 7.4 * £100 = £14,018.11

£100 in 1773 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £14,018.11 in 2016.


Buying power of £100 since 1773

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for £100 in 1773 (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
1773 £100.00 -
1774 £101.35 1.35%
1775 £94.59 -6.67%
1776 £93.24 -1.43%
1777 £93.24 0.00%
1778 £95.95 2.90%
1779 £87.84 -8.45%
1780 £85.14 -3.08%
1781 £89.19 4.76%
1782 £90.54 1.52%
1783 £101.35 11.94%
1784 £102.70 1.33%
1785 £97.30 -5.26%
1786 £97.30 0.00%
1787 £97.30 0.00%
1788 £101.35 4.17%
1789 £100.00 -1.33%
1790 £101.35 1.35%
1791 £101.35 0.00%
1792 £102.70 1.33%
1793 £105.41 2.63%
1794 £114.86 8.97%
1795 £127.03 10.59%
1796 £135.14 6.38%
1797 £121.62 -10.00%
1798 £118.92 -2.22%
1799 £133.78 12.50%
1800 £182.43 36.36%
1801 £204.05 11.85%
1802 £156.76 -23.18%
1803 £148.65 -5.17%
1804 £152.70 2.73%
1805 £177.03 15.93%
1806 £170.27 -3.82%
1807 £166.22 -2.38%
1808 £172.97 4.07%
1809 £189.19 9.37%
1810 £194.59 2.86%
1811 £189.19 -2.78%
1812 £214.86 13.57%
1813 £220.27 2.52%
1814 £191.89 -12.88%
1815 £171.62 -10.56%
1816 £156.76 -8.66%
1817 £178.38 13.79%
1818 £178.38 0.00%
1819 £174.32 -2.27%
1820 £158.11 -9.30%
1821 £139.19 -11.97%
1822 £120.27 -13.59%
1823 £128.38 6.74%
1824 £139.19 8.42%
1825 £163.51 17.48%
1826 £154.05 -5.79%
1827 £144.59 -6.14%
1828 £140.54 -2.80%
1829 £139.19 -0.96%
1830 £133.78 -3.88%
1831 £147.30 10.10%
1832 £136.49 -7.34%
1833 £128.38 -5.94%
1834 £117.57 -8.42%
1835 £120.27 2.30%
1836 £133.78 11.24%
1837 £136.49 2.02%
1838 £137.84 0.99%
1839 £147.30 6.86%
1840 £150.00 1.83%
1841 £147.30 -1.80%
1842 £135.14 -8.26%
1843 £120.27 -11.00%
1844 £120.27 0.00%
1845 £125.68 4.49%
1846 £131.08 4.30%
1847 £147.30 12.37%
1848 £128.38 -12.84%
1849 £120.27 -6.32%
1850 £113.51 -5.62%
1851 £109.46 -3.57%
1852 £109.46 0.00%
1853 £120.27 9.88%
1854 £137.84 14.61%
1855 £141.89 2.94%
1856 £141.89 0.00%
1857 £135.14 -4.76%
1858 £122.97 -9.00%
1859 £121.62 -1.10%
1860 £125.68 3.33%
1861 £128.38 2.15%
1862 £125.68 -2.11%
1863 £121.62 -3.23%
1864 £120.27 -1.11%
1865 £121.62 1.12%
1866 £128.38 5.56%
1867 £136.49 6.32%
1868 £135.14 -0.99%
1869 £128.38 -5.00%
1870 £128.38 0.00%
1871 £129.73 1.05%
1872 £135.14 4.17%
1873 £140.54 4.00%
1874 £135.14 -3.85%
1875 £132.43 -2.00%
1876 £132.43 0.00%
1877 £131.08 -1.02%
1878 £128.38 -2.06%
1879 £122.97 -4.21%
1880 £127.03 3.30%
1881 £125.68 -1.06%
1882 £127.03 1.08%
1883 £125.68 -1.06%
1884 £122.97 -2.15%
1885 £118.92 -3.30%
1886 £117.57 -1.14%
1887 £116.22 -1.15%
1888 £117.57 1.16%
1889 £118.92 1.15%
1890 £118.92 0.00%
1891 £120.27 1.14%
1892 £120.27 0.00%
1893 £118.92 -1.12%
1894 £117.57 -1.14%
1895 £116.22 -1.15%
1896 £114.86 -1.16%
1897 £117.57 2.35%
1898 £117.57 0.00%
1899 £118.92 1.15%
1900 £124.32 4.55%
1901 £124.32 0.00%
1902 £124.32 0.00%
1903 £125.68 1.09%
1904 £125.68 0.00%
1905 £125.68 0.00%
1906 £125.68 0.00%
1907 £127.03 1.08%
1908 £127.03 0.00%
1909 £128.38 1.06%
1910 £129.73 1.05%
1911 £129.73 0.00%
1912 £133.78 3.13%
1913 £132.43 -1.01%
1914 £132.43 0.00%
1915 £148.65 12.24%
1916 £175.68 18.18%
1917 £220.27 25.38%
1918 £268.92 22.09%
1919 £295.95 10.05%
1920 £341.89 15.53%
1921 £312.16 -8.70%
1922 £268.92 -13.85%
1923 £252.70 -6.03%
1924 £251.35 -0.53%
1925 £251.35 0.00%
1926 £250.00 -0.54%
1927 £243.24 -2.70%
1928 £243.24 0.00%
1929 £240.54 -1.11%
1930 £233.78 -2.81%
1931 £224.32 -4.05%
1932 £218.92 -2.41%
1933 £213.51 -2.47%
1934 £213.51 0.00%
1935 £214.86 0.63%
1936 £216.22 0.63%
1937 £224.32 3.75%
1938 £227.03 1.20%
1939 £233.78 2.98%
1940 £272.97 16.76%
1941 £302.70 10.89%
1942 £324.32 7.14%
1943 £335.14 3.33%
1944 £344.59 2.82%
1945 £354.05 2.75%
1946 £364.86 3.05%
1947 £390.54 7.04%
1948 £420.27 7.61%
1949 £432.43 2.89%
1950 £445.95 3.13%
1951 £486.49 9.09%
1952 £531.08 9.17%
1953 £547.30 3.05%
1954 £558.11 1.98%
1955 £582.43 4.36%
1956 £612.16 5.10%
1957 £633.78 3.53%
1958 £654.05 3.20%
1959 £656.76 0.41%
1960 £663.51 1.03%
1961 £686.49 3.46%
1962 £716.22 4.33%
1963 £729.73 1.89%
1964 £754.05 3.33%
1965 £789.19 4.66%
1966 £820.27 3.94%
1967 £841.89 2.64%
1968 £881.08 4.65%
1969 £928.38 5.37%
1970 £987.84 6.40%
1971 £1,081.08 9.44%
1972 £1,158.11 7.13%
1973 £1,263.51 9.10%
1974 £1,466.22 16.04%
1975 £1,821.62 24.24%
1976 £2,122.97 16.54%
1977 £2,459.46 15.85%
1978 £2,663.51 8.30%
1979 £3,020.27 13.39%
1980 £3,563.51 17.99%
1981 £3,986.49 11.87%
1982 £4,329.73 8.61%
1983 £4,528.38 4.59%
1984 £4,754.05 4.98%
1985 £5,043.24 6.08%
1986 £5,214.86 3.40%
1987 £5,432.43 4.17%
1988 £5,698.65 4.90%
1989 £6,141.89 7.78%
1990 £6,722.97 9.46%
1991 £7,117.57 5.87%
1992 £7,383.78 3.74%
1993 £7,501.35 1.59%
1994 £7,682.43 2.41%
1995 £7,948.65 3.47%
1996 £8,140.54 2.41%
1997 £8,395.95 3.14%
1998 £8,683.78 3.43%
1999 £8,817.57 1.54%
2000 £9,078.38 2.96%
2001 £9,239.19 1.77%
2002 £9,393.24 1.67%
2003 £9,664.86 2.89%
2004 £9,952.70 2.98%
2005 £10,233.78 2.82%
2006 £10,560.81 3.20%
2007 £11,013.51 4.29%
2008 £11,452.70 3.99%
2009 £11,391.89 -0.53%
2010 £11,917.57 4.61%
2011 £12,537.84 5.20%
2012 £12,940.54 3.21%
2013 £13,333.78 3.04%
2014 £13,648.65 2.36%
2015 £13,783.78 0.99%
2016 £14,018.11 1.70%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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: “1773 pounds in 2016 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Jul. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1773-GBP-in-2016.

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


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