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# £1 in 1894 → £0.99 in 1895

### UK Inflation Rate, £1 in 1894 to 1895

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1895 are 1.15% lower than average prices throughout 1894. The pound experienced an average deflation rate of -1.15% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, £1 in 1894 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.99 in 1895.

The 1894 inflation rate was -1.14%. The inflation rate in 1895 was -1.15%. The 1895 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.01% per year between 1895 and 2019.

 Average inflation rate -1.15% Converted amount (£1 base) £0.99 Price difference (£1 base) £-0.01 CPI in 1894 8.700 CPI in 1895 8.600 Inflation in 1894 -1.14% Inflation in 1895 -1.15%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1894 to 1895

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1895CPI in 1894
×
1894 GBP value
=
1895 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 8.7 in the year 1894 and 8.6 in 1895:

8.68.7
×
£1
=
£0.99

£1 in 1894 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.99 in 1895.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1894 and 1895, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1895 - CPI in 1894CPI in 1894
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.6 - 8.78.7
×
100
=
-1%

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

• Thomas Edison's kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.
• Initiated by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the International Olympic Committee is founded in Paris.
• Shibasaburo Kitasato, a Japanese scientist, discovers the cause of the Bubonic Plague and publishes his discovery in ‘The Lancet’.
• The first ever drink driving fine, is delivered to a London taxi driver called George Smith.
• Doctor Roux of Paris announces the creation of a diphtheria vaccine.

### 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 1894 → 1895 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Aug. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1894-GBP-in-1895?amount=1.