$1 in 1825 → $1.18 in 1822

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$1 in 1825 → $1.18 in 1822

U.S. Inflation Rate, $1 in 1825 to 1822

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1822 are 18.18% higher than average prices throughout 1825. The dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -5.42% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, $1 in 1825 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.18 in 1822, a difference of $0.18 over 3 years.

The 1822 inflation rate was 3.54%. The inflation rate in 1825 was 2.06%. The 1825 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.69% per year between 1825 and 2019.


Inflation from 1825 to 1822
Cumulative price change 18.18%
Average inflation rate -5.42%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.18
Price difference ($1 base) $0.18
CPI in 1825 9.900
CPI in 1822 11.700
Inflation in 1822 3.54%
Inflation in 1825 2.06%

U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Buying power of $1 in 1822

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $1 in 1822 (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
1822 $1.00 3.54%
1823 $0.90 -10.26%
1824 $0.83 -7.62%
1825 $0.85 2.06%
1826 $0.85 0.00%
1827 $0.85 1.01%
1828 $0.81 -5.00%
1829 $0.79 -2.11%
1830 $0.79 -1.08%
1831 $0.74 -5.43%
1832 $0.74 -1.15%
1833 $0.72 -2.33%
1834 $0.74 2.38%
1835 $0.75 2.33%
1836 $0.79 5.68%
1837 $0.82 3.23%
1838 $0.79 -3.12%
1839 $0.79 0.00%
1840 $0.74 -6.45%
1841 $0.74 0.00%
1842 $0.70 -5.75%
1843 $0.63 -9.76%
1844 $0.64 1.35%
1845 $0.65 1.33%
1846 $0.66 1.32%
1847 $0.70 6.49%
1848 $0.68 -3.66%
1849 $0.66 -2.53%
1850 $0.67 1.30%
1851 $0.66 -1.28%
1852 $0.66 0.00%
1853 $0.66 0.00%
1854 $0.72 9.09%
1855 $0.74 3.57%
1856 $0.73 -2.30%
1857 $0.74 2.35%
1858 $0.70 -5.75%
1859 $0.71 1.22%
1860 $0.71 0.00%
1861 $0.75 6.02%
1862 $0.86 14.77%
1863 $1.08 24.75%
1864 $1.34 24.60%
1865 $1.39 3.82%
1866 $1.36 -2.45%
1867 $1.26 -6.92%
1868 $1.21 -4.05%
1869 $1.16 -4.23%
1870 $1.12 -3.68%
1871 $1.04 -6.87%
1872 $1.04 0.00%
1873 $1.03 -1.64%
1874 $0.97 -5.00%
1875 $0.94 -3.51%
1876 $0.91 -2.73%
1877 $0.90 -1.87%
1878 $0.85 -4.76%
1879 $0.85 0.00%
1880 $0.87 2.00%
1881 $0.87 0.00%
1882 $0.87 0.00%
1883 $0.86 -0.98%
1884 $0.84 -2.97%
1885 $0.83 -1.02%
1886 $0.80 -3.09%
1887 $0.81 1.06%
1888 $0.81 0.00%
1889 $0.79 -3.16%
1890 $0.78 -1.09%
1891 $0.78 0.00%
1892 $0.78 0.00%
1893 $0.77 -1.10%
1894 $0.74 -4.44%
1895 $0.72 -2.33%
1896 $0.72 0.00%
1897 $0.71 -1.19%
1898 $0.71 0.00%
1899 $0.71 0.00%
1900 $0.72 1.20%
1901 $0.73 1.19%
1902 $0.74 1.18%
1903 $0.75 2.33%
1904 $0.76 1.14%
1905 $0.75 -1.12%
1906 $0.77 2.27%
1907 $0.80 4.44%
1908 $0.79 -2.13%
1909 $0.78 -1.09%
1910 $0.81 4.40%
1911 $0.81 0.00%
1912 $0.83 2.11%
1913 $0.85 2.06%
1914 $0.85 1.01%
1915 $0.86 1.00%
1916 $0.93 7.92%
1917 $1.09 17.43%
1918 $1.29 17.97%
1919 $1.48 14.57%
1920 $1.71 15.61%
1921 $1.53 -10.50%
1922 $1.44 -6.15%
1923 $1.46 1.79%
1924 $1.46 0.00%
1925 $1.50 2.34%
1926 $1.51 1.14%
1927 $1.49 -1.69%
1928 $1.46 -1.72%
1929 $1.46 0.00%
1930 $1.43 -2.34%
1931 $1.30 -8.98%
1932 $1.17 -9.87%
1933 $1.11 -5.11%
1934 $1.15 3.08%
1935 $1.17 2.24%
1936 $1.19 1.46%
1937 $1.23 3.60%
1938 $1.21 -2.08%
1939 $1.19 -1.42%
1940 $1.20 0.72%
1941 $1.26 5.00%
1942 $1.39 10.88%
1943 $1.48 6.13%
1944 $1.50 1.73%
1945 $1.54 2.27%
1946 $1.67 8.33%
1947 $1.91 14.36%
1948 $2.06 8.07%
1949 $2.03 -1.24%
1950 $2.06 1.26%
1951 $2.22 7.88%
1952 $2.26 1.92%
1953 $2.28 0.75%
1954 $2.30 0.75%
1955 $2.29 -0.37%
1956 $2.32 1.49%
1957 $2.40 3.31%
1958 $2.47 2.85%
1959 $2.49 0.69%
1960 $2.53 1.72%
1961 $2.56 1.01%
1962 $2.58 1.00%
1963 $2.62 1.32%
1964 $2.65 1.31%
1965 $2.69 1.61%
1966 $2.77 2.86%
1967 $2.85 3.09%
1968 $2.97 4.19%
1969 $3.14 5.46%
1970 $3.32 5.72%
1971 $3.46 4.38%
1972 $3.57 3.21%
1973 $3.79 6.22%
1974 $4.21 11.04%
1975 $4.60 9.13%
1976 $4.86 5.76%
1977 $5.18 6.50%
1978 $5.57 7.59%
1979 $6.21 11.35%
1980 $7.04 13.50%
1981 $7.77 10.32%
1982 $8.25 6.16%
1983 $8.51 3.21%
1984 $8.88 4.32%
1985 $9.20 3.56%
1986 $9.37 1.86%
1987 $9.71 3.65%
1988 $10.11 4.14%
1989 $10.60 4.82%
1990 $11.17 5.40%
1991 $11.64 4.21%
1992 $11.99 3.01%
1993 $12.35 2.99%
1994 $12.67 2.56%
1995 $13.03 2.83%
1996 $13.41 2.95%
1997 $13.72 2.29%
1998 $13.93 1.56%
1999 $14.24 2.21%
2000 $14.72 3.36%
2001 $15.14 2.85%
2002 $15.38 1.58%
2003 $15.73 2.28%
2004 $16.15 2.66%
2005 $16.69 3.39%
2006 $17.23 3.23%
2007 $17.72 2.85%
2008 $18.40 3.84%
2009 $18.34 -0.36%
2010 $18.64 1.64%
2011 $19.23 3.16%
2012 $19.62 2.07%
2013 $19.91 1.46%
2014 $20.23 1.62%
2015 $20.26 0.12%
2016 $20.51 1.26%
2017 $20.95 2.13%
2018 $21.46 2.44%
2019 $21.93 2.17%*
* 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 1825 would be equivalent to £0.74 in 1822, an absolute change of £-0.26 and a cumulative change of -26.45%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.18 and total percent change of 18.18%.


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 1825 and 1822.

Compare these values to the overall average of -5.42% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1822 → 1825
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 1825. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1822 to 1825

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1822CPI in 1825
×
1825 USD value
=
1822 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.9 in the year 1825 and 11.7 in 1822:

11.79.9
×
$1
=
$1.18

$1 in 1825 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.18 in 1822.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 1822 and 1825, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1822 - CPI in 1825CPI in 1825
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

11.7 - 9.99.9
×
100
=
18%

News headlines from 1822

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

  • Forced relocation of the Eastern Indians to the Indian Territory approved by the US Congress.
  • Russia and Great Britain establish the boundary between Alaska and Canada.
  • Brazil's independence is recognized by Portugal
  • Beginning of Decembrist uprising in Russia, against Russian emperor Nicholas I

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 1825 → 1822 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1825-dollars-in-1822?amount=1.

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


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Inflation from 1825 to 1822
Cumulative price change 18.18%
Average inflation rate -5.42%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.18
Price difference ($1 base) $0.18
CPI in 1825 9.900
CPI in 1822 11.700
Inflation in 1822 3.54%
Inflation in 1825 2.06%
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