£39 in 1842 → £4,191.06 in 2017

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UK Inflation Rate, £39 in 1842 to 2017

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 2017 are 10,646.30% higher than prices in 1842. The pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.71% per year during this period.

In other words, £39 in 1842 is equivalent in purchasing power to £4,191.06 in 2017, a difference of £4,152.06 over 175 years.

The 1842 inflation rate was -8.26%. The inflation rate in 2017 was 3.59%. The 2017 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.20% per year between 2017 and 2018.


Inflation from 1842 to 2017
Cumulative price change 10646.30%
Average inflation rate 2.71%
Converted amount (£39 base) £4,191.06
Price difference (£39 base) £4,152.06
CPI in 1842 10
CPI in 2017 1074.63
Inflation in 1842 -8.26%
Inflation in 2017 3.59%


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


Buying power of £39 since 1842

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for £39 in 1842 (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 GBP Value Inflation Rate
1842 £39.00 -8.26%
1843 £34.71 -11.00%
1844 £34.71 0.00%
1845 £36.27 4.49%
1846 £37.83 4.30%
1847 £42.51 12.37%
1848 £37.05 -12.84%
1849 £34.71 -6.32%
1850 £32.76 -5.62%
1851 £31.59 -3.57%
1852 £31.59 0.00%
1853 £34.71 9.88%
1854 £39.78 14.61%
1855 £40.95 2.94%
1856 £40.95 0.00%
1857 £39.00 -4.76%
1858 £35.49 -9.00%
1859 £35.10 -1.10%
1860 £36.27 3.33%
1861 £37.05 2.15%
1862 £36.27 -2.11%
1863 £35.10 -3.23%
1864 £34.71 -1.11%
1865 £35.10 1.12%
1866 £37.05 5.56%
1867 £39.39 6.32%
1868 £39.00 -0.99%
1869 £37.05 -5.00%
1870 £37.05 0.00%
1871 £37.44 1.05%
1872 £39.00 4.17%
1873 £40.56 4.00%
1874 £39.00 -3.85%
1875 £38.22 -2.00%
1876 £38.22 0.00%
1877 £37.83 -1.02%
1878 £37.05 -2.06%
1879 £35.49 -4.21%
1880 £36.66 3.30%
1881 £36.27 -1.06%
1882 £36.66 1.08%
1883 £36.27 -1.06%
1884 £35.49 -2.15%
1885 £34.32 -3.30%
1886 £33.93 -1.14%
1887 £33.54 -1.15%
1888 £33.93 1.16%
1889 £34.32 1.15%
1890 £34.32 0.00%
1891 £34.71 1.14%
1892 £34.71 0.00%
1893 £34.32 -1.12%
1894 £33.93 -1.14%
1895 £33.54 -1.15%
1896 £33.15 -1.16%
1897 £33.93 2.35%
1898 £33.93 0.00%
1899 £34.32 1.15%
1900 £35.88 4.55%
1901 £35.88 0.00%
1902 £35.88 0.00%
1903 £36.27 1.09%
1904 £36.27 0.00%
1905 £36.27 0.00%
1906 £36.27 0.00%
1907 £36.66 1.08%
1908 £36.66 0.00%
1909 £37.05 1.06%
1910 £37.44 1.05%
1911 £37.44 0.00%
1912 £38.61 3.13%
1913 £38.22 -1.01%
1914 £38.22 0.00%
1915 £42.90 12.24%
1916 £50.70 18.18%
1917 £63.57 25.38%
1918 £77.61 22.09%
1919 £85.41 10.05%
1920 £98.67 15.53%
1921 £90.09 -8.70%
1922 £77.61 -13.85%
1923 £72.93 -6.03%
1924 £72.54 -0.53%
1925 £72.54 0.00%
1926 £72.15 -0.54%
1927 £70.20 -2.70%
1928 £70.20 0.00%
1929 £69.42 -1.11%
1930 £67.47 -2.81%
1931 £64.74 -4.05%
1932 £63.18 -2.41%
1933 £61.62 -2.47%
1934 £61.62 0.00%
1935 £62.01 0.63%
1936 £62.40 0.63%
1937 £64.74 3.75%
1938 £65.52 1.20%
1939 £67.47 2.98%
1940 £78.78 16.76%
1941 £87.36 10.89%
1942 £93.60 7.14%
1943 £96.72 3.33%
1944 £99.45 2.82%
1945 £102.18 2.75%
1946 £105.30 3.05%
1947 £112.71 7.04%
1948 £121.29 7.61%
1949 £124.80 2.89%
1950 £128.70 3.13%
1951 £140.40 9.09%
1952 £153.27 9.17%
1953 £157.95 3.05%
1954 £161.07 1.98%
1955 £168.09 4.36%
1956 £176.67 5.10%
1957 £182.91 3.53%
1958 £188.76 3.20%
1959 £189.54 0.41%
1960 £191.49 1.03%
1961 £198.12 3.46%
1962 £206.70 4.33%
1963 £210.60 1.89%
1964 £217.62 3.33%
1965 £227.76 4.66%
1966 £236.73 3.94%
1967 £242.97 2.64%
1968 £254.28 4.65%
1969 £267.93 5.37%
1970 £285.09 6.40%
1971 £312.00 9.44%
1972 £334.23 7.13%
1973 £364.65 9.10%
1974 £423.15 16.04%
1975 £525.72 24.24%
1976 £612.69 16.54%
1977 £709.80 15.85%
1978 £768.69 8.30%
1979 £871.65 13.39%
1980 £1,028.43 17.99%
1981 £1,150.50 11.87%
1982 £1,249.56 8.61%
1983 £1,306.89 4.59%
1984 £1,372.02 4.98%
1985 £1,455.48 6.08%
1986 £1,505.01 3.40%
1987 £1,567.80 4.17%
1988 £1,644.63 4.90%
1989 £1,772.55 7.78%
1990 £1,940.25 9.46%
1991 £2,054.13 5.87%
1992 £2,130.96 3.74%
1993 £2,164.89 1.59%
1994 £2,217.15 2.41%
1995 £2,293.98 3.47%
1996 £2,349.36 2.41%
1997 £2,423.07 3.14%
1998 £2,506.14 3.43%
1999 £2,544.75 1.54%
2000 £2,620.02 2.96%
2001 £2,666.43 1.77%
2002 £2,710.89 1.67%
2003 £2,789.28 2.89%
2004 £2,872.35 2.98%
2005 £2,953.47 2.82%
2006 £3,047.85 3.20%
2007 £3,178.50 4.29%
2008 £3,305.25 3.99%
2009 £3,287.70 -0.53%
2010 £3,439.41 4.61%
2011 £3,618.42 5.20%
2012 £3,734.64 3.21%
2013 £3,848.13 3.04%
2014 £3,939.00 2.36%
2015 £3,978.00 0.99%
2016 £4,045.63 1.70%
2017 £4,191.06 3.59%
2018 £4,283.26 2.20%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £39, 1842 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017CPI in 1842
×
1842 GBP value
=
2017 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 10 in the year 1842 and 1074.63 in 2017:

1074.6310
×
£39
=
£4,191.06

£39 in 1842 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £4,191.06 in 2017.

To get the total inflation rate for the 175 years between 1842 and 2017, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2017 - CPI in 1842CPI in 1842
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (175 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1074.63 - 1010
×
100
=
10,646%

News headlines from 1842

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

  • A British surgeon, Dr William Brydon, became famous for being the only survivor of an entire army, 16,500 men strong, during the first Afghan War.
  • Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia, Ras Ali Alula defeats Wube Haile Maryam of Semien in the Debre Tabor Battle
  • America Declares the Second Seminole War against Indians, which was to remove them from Florida and Oklahoma.
  • The Opium War ends after,Great Britain and China,sign the treaty of Nanking.

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: “£39 in 1842 → 2017 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Oct. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1842-GBP-in-2017?amount=39.

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


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