£1 in 1915 → £0.89 in 1914

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UK Inflation Rate, £1 in 1915 to 1914

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1914 are 10.91% lower than average prices throughout 1915. The pound experienced an average inflation rate of 12.24% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, £1 in 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.89 in 1914.

The 1914 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1915 was 12.24%. The 1915 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 4.55% per year between 1915 and 2019.

Inflation from 1915 to 1914
Average inflation rate 12.24%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.89
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.11
CPI in 1915 11.000
CPI in 1914 9.800
Inflation in 1914 0.00%
Inflation in 1915 12.24%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1914 to 1915

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1914CPI in 1915
1915 GBP value
1914 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 11 in the year 1915 and 9.8 in 1914:


£1 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.89 in 1914.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1914 and 1915, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1914 - CPI in 1915CPI in 1915
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.8 - 1111

News headlines from 1914

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

  • French troops force Germans back into the Champagne region, suffering losses of 50,000 men and gaining several hundred yards.
  • Germany uses poison gas for the first time in World War I.
  • Almost 430,000 French, British, and Germans are killed in the Battle of Loos.
  • The one-millionth Model T is produced by Ford Motor Company.

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 1915 → 1914 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1915-GBP-in-1914?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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