£1 in 1810 → £0.89 in 1808

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£1 in 1810 → £0.89 in 1808

UK Inflation Rate, £1 in 1810 to 1808

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1808 are 11.11% lower than average prices throughout 1810. The pound experienced an average inflation rate of 6.07% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, £1 in 1810 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.89 in 1808, a difference of £-0.11 over 2 years.

The 1808 inflation rate was 4.07%. The inflation rate in 1810 was 2.86%. The 1810 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.11% per year between 1810 and 2019.


Inflation from 1810 to 1808
Cumulative price change -11.11%
Average inflation rate 6.07%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.89
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.11
CPI in 1810 14.400
CPI in 1808 12.800
Inflation in 1808 4.07%
Inflation in 1810 2.86%

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


Buying power of £1 in 1808

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a pound" over time for £1 in 1808 (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 Pound Value Inflation Rate
1808 £1.00 4.07%
1809 £1.09 9.37%
1810 £1.13 2.86%
1811 £1.09 -2.78%
1812 £1.24 13.57%
1813 £1.27 2.52%
1814 £1.11 -12.88%
1815 £0.99 -10.56%
1816 £0.91 -8.66%
1817 £1.03 13.79%
1818 £1.03 0.00%
1819 £1.01 -2.27%
1820 £0.91 -9.30%
1821 £0.80 -11.97%
1822 £0.70 -13.59%
1823 £0.74 6.74%
1824 £0.80 8.42%
1825 £0.95 17.48%
1826 £0.89 -5.79%
1827 £0.84 -6.14%
1828 £0.81 -2.80%
1829 £0.80 -0.96%
1830 £0.77 -3.88%
1831 £0.85 10.10%
1832 £0.79 -7.34%
1833 £0.74 -5.94%
1834 £0.68 -8.42%
1835 £0.70 2.30%
1836 £0.77 11.24%
1837 £0.79 2.02%
1838 £0.80 0.99%
1839 £0.85 6.86%
1840 £0.87 1.83%
1841 £0.85 -1.80%
1842 £0.78 -8.26%
1843 £0.70 -11.00%
1844 £0.70 0.00%
1845 £0.73 4.49%
1846 £0.76 4.30%
1847 £0.85 12.37%
1848 £0.74 -12.84%
1849 £0.70 -6.32%
1850 £0.66 -5.62%
1851 £0.63 -3.57%
1852 £0.63 0.00%
1853 £0.70 9.88%
1854 £0.80 14.61%
1855 £0.82 2.94%
1856 £0.82 0.00%
1857 £0.78 -4.76%
1858 £0.71 -9.00%
1859 £0.70 -1.10%
1860 £0.73 3.33%
1861 £0.74 2.15%
1862 £0.73 -2.11%
1863 £0.70 -3.23%
1864 £0.70 -1.11%
1865 £0.70 1.12%
1866 £0.74 5.56%
1867 £0.79 6.32%
1868 £0.78 -0.99%
1869 £0.74 -5.00%
1870 £0.74 0.00%
1871 £0.75 1.05%
1872 £0.78 4.17%
1873 £0.81 4.00%
1874 £0.78 -3.85%
1875 £0.77 -2.00%
1876 £0.77 0.00%
1877 £0.76 -1.02%
1878 £0.74 -2.06%
1879 £0.71 -4.21%
1880 £0.73 3.30%
1881 £0.73 -1.06%
1882 £0.73 1.08%
1883 £0.73 -1.06%
1884 £0.71 -2.15%
1885 £0.69 -3.30%
1886 £0.68 -1.14%
1887 £0.67 -1.15%
1888 £0.68 1.16%
1889 £0.69 1.15%
1890 £0.69 0.00%
1891 £0.70 1.14%
1892 £0.70 0.00%
1893 £0.69 -1.12%
1894 £0.68 -1.14%
1895 £0.67 -1.15%
1896 £0.66 -1.16%
1897 £0.68 2.35%
1898 £0.68 0.00%
1899 £0.69 1.15%
1900 £0.72 4.55%
1901 £0.72 0.00%
1902 £0.72 0.00%
1903 £0.73 1.09%
1904 £0.73 0.00%
1905 £0.73 0.00%
1906 £0.73 0.00%
1907 £0.73 1.08%
1908 £0.73 0.00%
1909 £0.74 1.06%
1910 £0.75 1.05%
1911 £0.75 0.00%
1912 £0.77 3.13%
1913 £0.77 -1.01%
1914 £0.77 0.00%
1915 £0.86 12.24%
1916 £1.02 18.18%
1917 £1.27 25.38%
1918 £1.55 22.09%
1919 £1.71 10.05%
1920 £1.98 15.53%
1921 £1.80 -8.70%
1922 £1.55 -13.85%
1923 £1.46 -6.03%
1924 £1.45 -0.53%
1925 £1.45 0.00%
1926 £1.45 -0.54%
1927 £1.41 -2.70%
1928 £1.41 0.00%
1929 £1.39 -1.11%
1930 £1.35 -2.81%
1931 £1.30 -4.05%
1932 £1.27 -2.41%
1933 £1.23 -2.47%
1934 £1.23 0.00%
1935 £1.24 0.63%
1936 £1.25 0.63%
1937 £1.30 3.75%
1938 £1.31 1.20%
1939 £1.35 2.98%
1940 £1.58 16.76%
1941 £1.75 10.89%
1942 £1.88 7.14%
1943 £1.94 3.33%
1944 £1.99 2.82%
1945 £2.05 2.75%
1946 £2.11 3.05%
1947 £2.26 7.04%
1948 £2.43 7.61%
1949 £2.50 2.89%
1950 £2.58 3.13%
1951 £2.81 9.09%
1952 £3.07 9.17%
1953 £3.16 3.05%
1954 £3.23 1.98%
1955 £3.37 4.36%
1956 £3.54 5.10%
1957 £3.66 3.53%
1958 £3.78 3.20%
1959 £3.80 0.41%
1960 £3.84 1.03%
1961 £3.97 3.46%
1962 £4.14 4.33%
1963 £4.22 1.89%
1964 £4.36 3.33%
1965 £4.56 4.66%
1966 £4.74 3.94%
1967 £4.87 2.64%
1968 £5.09 4.65%
1969 £5.37 5.37%
1970 £5.71 6.40%
1971 £6.25 9.44%
1972 £6.70 7.13%
1973 £7.30 9.10%
1974 £8.48 16.04%
1975 £10.53 24.24%
1976 £12.27 16.54%
1977 £14.22 15.85%
1978 £15.40 8.30%
1979 £17.46 13.39%
1980 £20.60 17.99%
1981 £23.05 11.87%
1982 £25.03 8.61%
1983 £26.18 4.59%
1984 £27.48 4.98%
1985 £29.16 6.08%
1986 £30.15 3.40%
1987 £31.41 4.17%
1988 £32.95 4.90%
1989 £35.51 7.78%
1990 £38.87 9.46%
1991 £41.15 5.87%
1992 £42.69 3.74%
1993 £43.37 1.59%
1994 £44.41 2.41%
1995 £45.95 3.47%
1996 £47.06 2.41%
1997 £48.54 3.14%
1998 £50.20 3.43%
1999 £50.98 1.54%
2000 £52.48 2.96%
2001 £53.41 1.77%
2002 £54.30 1.67%
2003 £55.88 2.89%
2004 £57.54 2.98%
2005 £59.16 2.82%
2006 £61.05 3.20%
2007 £63.67 4.29%
2008 £66.21 3.99%
2009 £65.86 -0.53%
2010 £68.90 4.61%
2011 £72.48 5.20%
2012 £74.81 3.21%
2013 £77.09 3.04%
2014 £78.91 2.36%
2015 £79.69 0.99%
2016 £81.07 1.74%
2017 £83.98 3.58%
2018 £86.06 2.48%
2019 £87.61 1.80%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1808 to 1810

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1808CPI in 1810
×
1810 GBP value
=
1808 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 14.4 in the year 1810 and 12.8 in 1808:

12.814.4
×
£1
=
£0.89

£1 in 1810 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.89 in 1808.

To get the total inflation rate for the 2 years between 1808 and 1810, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1808 - CPI in 1810CPI in 1810
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (2 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.8 - 14.414.4
×
100
=
-11%

News headlines from 1808

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

  • Buenos Aires citizens discharge the Spanish Viceroy, Cisneros in the May Revolution.
  • Grito de Dolores was issued, calling for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico. The event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day
  • Andreas Hofer a Tyrolean patriot and the leader of a rebellion against Napoleon, is executed.

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: “£1 in 1810 → 1808 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1810-GBP-in-1808?amount=1.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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


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Inflation from 1810 to 1808
Cumulative price change -11.11%
Average inflation rate 6.07%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.89
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.11
CPI in 1810 14.400
CPI in 1808 12.800
Inflation in 1808 4.07%
Inflation in 1810 2.86%
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