$1 in 1820 → $1.09 in 1819

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U.S. Inflation Rate, $1 in 1820 to 1819

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1819 are 8.55% higher than average prices throughout 1820. The dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -7.87% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, $1 in 1820 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.09 in 1819.

The 1819 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1820 was -7.87%. The 1820 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.56% per year between 1820 and 2019.


Inflation from 1820 to 1819
Average inflation rate -7.87%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.09
Price difference ($1 base) $0.09
CPI in 1820 11.700
CPI in 1819 12.700
Inflation in 1819 0.00%
Inflation in 1820 -7.87%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1820 would be equivalent to £1.10 in 1819, an absolute change of £0.10 and a cumulative change of 10.26%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.09 and total percent change of 8.55%.


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 1820 and 1819.

Compare these values to the overall average of -7.87% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1819 → 1820
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 1820. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1819 to 1820

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1819CPI in 1820
×
1820 USD value
=
1819 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 11.7 in the year 1820 and 12.7 in 1819:

12.711.7
×
$1
=
$1.09

$1 in 1820 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.09 in 1819.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1819 and 1820, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1819 - CPI in 1820CPI in 1820
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.7 - 11.711.7
×
100
=
9%

News headlines from 1819

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

  • The Astronomical Society of London, is founded, it is now known as the Royal Astronomical Society.
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discover Antarctica.

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 1820 → 1819 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1820-dollars-in-1819?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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