$1 in 1810 → $1.30 in 1813

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$1 in 1810 → $1.30 in 1813

U.S. Inflation Rate, $1 in 1810 to 1813

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1813 are 30.08% higher than average prices throughout 1810. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 9.16% 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 $1.30 in 1813, a difference of $0.30 over 3 years.

The 1810 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1813 was 20.30%. The 1813 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.36% per year between 1813 and 2019.


Inflation from 1810 to 1813
Cumulative price change 30.08%
Average inflation rate 9.16%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.30
Price difference ($1 base) $0.30
CPI in 1810 12.300
CPI in 1813 16.000
Inflation in 1810 0.00%
Inflation in 1813 20.30%

U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Buying power of $1 in 1810

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $1 in 1810 (price index tracking began in 1635).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1810 $1.00 -
1811 $1.07 6.50%
1812 $1.08 1.53%
1813 $1.30 20.30%
1814 $1.43 10.00%
1815 $1.25 -12.50%
1816 $1.15 -8.44%
1817 $1.08 -5.67%
1818 $1.03 -4.51%
1819 $1.03 0.00%
1820 $0.95 -7.87%
1821 $0.92 -3.42%
1822 $0.95 3.54%
1823 $0.85 -10.26%
1824 $0.79 -7.62%
1825 $0.80 2.06%
1826 $0.80 0.00%
1827 $0.81 1.01%
1828 $0.77 -5.00%
1829 $0.76 -2.11%
1830 $0.75 -1.08%
1831 $0.71 -5.43%
1832 $0.70 -1.15%
1833 $0.68 -2.33%
1834 $0.70 2.38%
1835 $0.72 2.33%
1836 $0.76 5.68%
1837 $0.78 3.23%
1838 $0.76 -3.12%
1839 $0.76 0.00%
1840 $0.71 -6.45%
1841 $0.71 0.00%
1842 $0.67 -5.75%
1843 $0.60 -9.76%
1844 $0.61 1.35%
1845 $0.62 1.33%
1846 $0.63 1.32%
1847 $0.67 6.49%
1848 $0.64 -3.66%
1849 $0.63 -2.53%
1850 $0.63 1.30%
1851 $0.63 -1.28%
1852 $0.63 0.00%
1853 $0.63 0.00%
1854 $0.68 9.09%
1855 $0.71 3.57%
1856 $0.69 -2.30%
1857 $0.71 2.35%
1858 $0.67 -5.75%
1859 $0.67 1.22%
1860 $0.67 0.00%
1861 $0.72 6.02%
1862 $0.82 14.77%
1863 $1.02 24.75%
1864 $1.28 24.60%
1865 $1.33 3.82%
1866 $1.29 -2.45%
1867 $1.20 -6.92%
1868 $1.15 -4.05%
1869 $1.11 -4.23%
1870 $1.07 -3.68%
1871 $0.99 -6.87%
1872 $0.99 0.00%
1873 $0.98 -1.64%
1874 $0.93 -5.00%
1875 $0.89 -3.51%
1876 $0.87 -2.73%
1877 $0.85 -1.87%
1878 $0.81 -4.76%
1879 $0.81 0.00%
1880 $0.83 2.00%
1881 $0.83 0.00%
1882 $0.83 0.00%
1883 $0.82 -0.98%
1884 $0.80 -2.97%
1885 $0.79 -1.02%
1886 $0.76 -3.09%
1887 $0.77 1.06%
1888 $0.77 0.00%
1889 $0.75 -3.16%
1890 $0.74 -1.09%
1891 $0.74 0.00%
1892 $0.74 0.00%
1893 $0.73 -1.10%
1894 $0.70 -4.44%
1895 $0.68 -2.33%
1896 $0.68 0.00%
1897 $0.67 -1.19%
1898 $0.67 0.00%
1899 $0.67 0.00%
1900 $0.68 1.20%
1901 $0.69 1.19%
1902 $0.70 1.18%
1903 $0.72 2.33%
1904 $0.72 1.14%
1905 $0.72 -1.12%
1906 $0.73 2.27%
1907 $0.76 4.44%
1908 $0.75 -2.13%
1909 $0.74 -1.09%
1910 $0.77 4.40%
1911 $0.77 0.00%
1912 $0.79 2.11%
1913 $0.80 2.06%
1914 $0.81 1.01%
1915 $0.82 1.00%
1916 $0.89 7.92%
1917 $1.04 17.43%
1918 $1.23 17.97%
1919 $1.41 14.57%
1920 $1.63 15.61%
1921 $1.46 -10.50%
1922 $1.37 -6.15%
1923 $1.39 1.79%
1924 $1.39 0.00%
1925 $1.42 2.34%
1926 $1.44 1.14%
1927 $1.41 -1.69%
1928 $1.39 -1.72%
1929 $1.39 0.00%
1930 $1.36 -2.34%
1931 $1.24 -8.98%
1932 $1.11 -9.87%
1933 $1.06 -5.11%
1934 $1.09 3.08%
1935 $1.11 2.24%
1936 $1.13 1.46%
1937 $1.17 3.60%
1938 $1.15 -2.08%
1939 $1.13 -1.42%
1940 $1.14 0.72%
1941 $1.20 5.00%
1942 $1.33 10.88%
1943 $1.41 6.13%
1944 $1.43 1.73%
1945 $1.46 2.27%
1946 $1.59 8.33%
1947 $1.81 14.36%
1948 $1.96 8.07%
1949 $1.93 -1.24%
1950 $1.96 1.26%
1951 $2.11 7.88%
1952 $2.15 1.92%
1953 $2.17 0.75%
1954 $2.19 0.75%
1955 $2.18 -0.37%
1956 $2.21 1.49%
1957 $2.28 3.31%
1958 $2.35 2.85%
1959 $2.37 0.69%
1960 $2.41 1.72%
1961 $2.43 1.01%
1962 $2.46 1.00%
1963 $2.49 1.32%
1964 $2.52 1.31%
1965 $2.56 1.61%
1966 $2.63 2.86%
1967 $2.72 3.09%
1968 $2.83 4.19%
1969 $2.98 5.46%
1970 $3.15 5.72%
1971 $3.29 4.38%
1972 $3.40 3.21%
1973 $3.61 6.22%
1974 $4.01 11.04%
1975 $4.37 9.13%
1976 $4.63 5.76%
1977 $4.93 6.50%
1978 $5.30 7.59%
1979 $5.90 11.35%
1980 $6.70 13.50%
1981 $7.39 10.32%
1982 $7.85 6.16%
1983 $8.10 3.21%
1984 $8.45 4.32%
1985 $8.75 3.56%
1986 $8.91 1.86%
1987 $9.24 3.65%
1988 $9.62 4.14%
1989 $10.08 4.82%
1990 $10.63 5.40%
1991 $11.07 4.21%
1992 $11.41 3.01%
1993 $11.75 2.99%
1994 $12.05 2.56%
1995 $12.39 2.83%
1996 $12.76 2.95%
1997 $13.05 2.29%
1998 $13.25 1.56%
1999 $13.54 2.21%
2000 $14.00 3.36%
2001 $14.40 2.85%
2002 $14.63 1.58%
2003 $14.96 2.28%
2004 $15.36 2.66%
2005 $15.88 3.39%
2006 $16.39 3.23%
2007 $16.86 2.85%
2008 $17.50 3.84%
2009 $17.44 -0.36%
2010 $17.73 1.64%
2011 $18.29 3.16%
2012 $18.67 2.07%
2013 $18.94 1.46%
2014 $19.25 1.62%
2015 $19.27 0.12%
2016 $19.51 1.26%
2017 $19.93 2.13%
2018 $20.42 2.44%
2019 $20.82 2.01%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1810 would be equivalent to £1.13 in 1813, an absolute change of £0.13 and a cumulative change of 13.19%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.30 and total percent change of 30.08%.


Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1810 and 1813.

Compare these values to the overall average of 9.16% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1810 → 1813
Food 0.00 0.00 1.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 1.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 1.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 1.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1810. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1810 to 1813

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1813CPI in 1810
×
1810 USD value
=
1813 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 12.3 in the year 1810 and 16 in 1813:

1612.3
×
$1
=
$1.30

$1 in 1810 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.30 in 1813.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 1810 and 1813, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1813 - CPI in 1810CPI in 1810
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

16 - 12.312.3
×
100
=
30%

News headlines from 1810

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 Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$1 in 1810 → 1813 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Jul. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1810-dollars-in-1813?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 1813
Cumulative price change 30.08%
Average inflation rate 9.16%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.30
Price difference ($1 base) $0.30
CPI in 1810 12.300
CPI in 1813 16.000
Inflation in 1810 0.00%
Inflation in 1813 20.30%
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