# £1 in 1900 → £116.81 in 2017

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### UK Inflation Rate, £1 in 1900 to 2017

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 4.15% per year. Prices in 2017 are 11,580.76% higher than prices in 1900.

In other words, £1 in 1900 is equivalent in purchasing power to £116.81 in 2017, a difference of £115.81 over 117 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 3.59%.

 Cumulative price change 11580.76% Average inflation rate 4.15% Converted amount (£1 base) £116.81 Price difference (£1 base) £115.81 CPI in 1900 9.2 CPI in 2017 1074.63

### How to calculate the inflation rate for £1, 1900 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1900 * 1900 GBP value = 2017 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.2 in the year 1900 and 1074.63 in 2017:

1074.63 / 9.2 * £1 = £116.81

£1 in 1900 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £116.81 in 2017.

### Buying power of £1 since 1900

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for £1 in 1900 (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
1900 £1.00 4.55%
1901 £1.00 0.00%
1902 £1.00 0.00%
1903 £1.01 1.09%
1904 £1.01 0.00%
1905 £1.01 0.00%
1906 £1.01 0.00%
1907 £1.02 1.08%
1908 £1.02 0.00%
1909 £1.03 1.06%
1910 £1.04 1.05%
1911 £1.04 0.00%
1912 £1.08 3.13%
1913 £1.07 -1.01%
1914 £1.07 0.00%
1915 £1.20 12.24%
1916 £1.41 18.18%
1917 £1.77 25.38%
1918 £2.16 22.09%
1919 £2.38 10.05%
1920 £2.75 15.53%
1921 £2.51 -8.70%
1922 £2.16 -13.85%
1923 £2.03 -6.03%
1924 £2.02 -0.53%
1925 £2.02 0.00%
1926 £2.01 -0.54%
1927 £1.96 -2.70%
1928 £1.96 0.00%
1929 £1.93 -1.11%
1930 £1.88 -2.81%
1931 £1.80 -4.05%
1932 £1.76 -2.41%
1933 £1.72 -2.47%
1934 £1.72 0.00%
1935 £1.73 0.63%
1936 £1.74 0.63%
1937 £1.80 3.75%
1938 £1.83 1.20%
1939 £1.88 2.98%
1940 £2.20 16.76%
1941 £2.43 10.89%
1942 £2.61 7.14%
1943 £2.70 3.33%
1944 £2.77 2.82%
1945 £2.85 2.75%
1946 £2.93 3.05%
1947 £3.14 7.04%
1948 £3.38 7.61%
1949 £3.48 2.89%
1950 £3.59 3.13%
1951 £3.91 9.09%
1952 £4.27 9.17%
1953 £4.40 3.05%
1954 £4.49 1.98%
1955 £4.68 4.36%
1956 £4.92 5.10%
1957 £5.10 3.53%
1958 £5.26 3.20%
1959 £5.28 0.41%
1960 £5.34 1.03%
1961 £5.52 3.46%
1962 £5.76 4.33%
1963 £5.87 1.89%
1964 £6.07 3.33%
1965 £6.35 4.66%
1966 £6.60 3.94%
1967 £6.77 2.64%
1968 £7.09 4.65%
1969 £7.47 5.37%
1970 £7.95 6.40%
1971 £8.70 9.44%
1972 £9.32 7.13%
1973 £10.16 9.10%
1974 £11.79 16.04%
1975 £14.65 24.24%
1976 £17.08 16.54%
1977 £19.78 15.85%
1978 £21.42 8.30%
1979 £24.29 13.39%
1980 £28.66 17.99%
1981 £32.07 11.87%
1982 £34.83 8.61%
1983 £36.42 4.59%
1984 £38.24 4.98%
1985 £40.57 6.08%
1986 £41.95 3.40%
1987 £43.70 4.17%
1988 £45.84 4.90%
1989 £49.40 7.78%
1990 £54.08 9.46%
1991 £57.25 5.87%
1992 £59.39 3.74%
1993 £60.34 1.59%
1994 £61.79 2.41%
1995 £63.93 3.47%
1996 £65.48 2.41%
1997 £67.53 3.14%
1998 £69.85 3.43%
1999 £70.92 1.54%
2000 £73.02 2.96%
2001 £74.32 1.77%
2002 £75.55 1.67%
2003 £77.74 2.89%
2004 £80.05 2.98%
2005 £82.32 2.82%
2006 £84.95 3.20%
2007 £88.59 4.29%
2008 £92.12 3.99%
2009 £91.63 -0.53%
2010 £95.86 4.61%
2011 £100.85 5.20%
2012 £104.09 3.21%
2013 £107.25 3.04%
2014 £109.78 2.36%
2015 £110.87 0.99%
2016 £112.75 1.70%
2017 £116.81 3.59%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

### News headlines from 1900

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

• Britain establishes the protectorates of Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria.
• America announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
• The US Congress passes the Currency Act, establishing the gold standard.
• Dutch botanist and geneticist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's law of genetics
• Under pressure from Japan, Korea denies Russia access to Masampo Port, leading to a war between Russia and Japan.

### 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 1900 → 2017 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Jul. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1900-GBP-in-2017?amount=1.

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