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# UK inflation rate in 1754: 3.92%

### Inflation in 1754 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.92% in 1754 compared to 1753. On average, you would have to spend 3.92% more money in 1754 than in 1753 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1753 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.04 in 1754.

The 1753 inflation rate was -1.92%. The inflation rate in 1754 was 3.92%. The 1754 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.04% per year between 1754 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1754 was 5.30. It was 5.10 in the previous year, 1753. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 3.92% Converted amount (£1 base) £1.04 Price difference (£1 base) £0.04 CPI in 1753 5.100 CPI in 1754 5.300 Inflation in 1753 -1.92% Inflation in 1754 3.92%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1753 to 1754

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1754CPI in 1753
×
1753 GBP value
=
1754 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.1 in the year 1753 and 5.3 in 1754:

5.35.1
×
£1
=
£1.04

£1 in 1753 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.04 in 1754.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1753 and 1754, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1754 - CPI in 1753CPI in 1753
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.3 - 5.15.1
×
100
=
4%

### 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.

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