According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1784 are
5.56% higher than
average prices throughout 1785.
The pound experienced an average **deflation** rate of -5.26% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, £1 in 1785 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.06 in 1784.

The 1784 inflation rate was 1.33%. The inflation rate in 1785 was -5.26%. The 1785 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.18% per year between 1785 and 2019.

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Average inflation rate | -5.26% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.06 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.06 |

CPI in 1785 | 7.200 |

CPI in 1784 | 7.600 |

Inflation in 1784 | 1.33% |

Inflation in 1785 | -5.26% |

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1784CPI in 1785

×

1785 GBP value

=

1784 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 7.2 in the year 1785 and 7.6 in 1784:

7.67.2

×

£1

=

£1 in 1785 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.06 in 1784.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1784 and 1785, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1784 - CPI in 1785CPI in 1785

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.6 - 7.27.2

×

100

=

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- The Times is published for the first time by John Walter of London
- James Hutton's theory of uniformitarianism is read in public at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- US currency named "dollar" and decimal coinage adopted by Congressional resolution

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: “£1 in 1785 → 1784 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Jun. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1785-GBP-in-1784?amount=1.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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

Average inflation rate | -5.26% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.06 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.06 |

CPI in 1785 | 7.200 |

CPI in 1784 | 7.600 |

Inflation in 1784 | 1.33% |

Inflation in 1785 | -5.26% |