UK inflation rate in 1757: 21.15%

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Inflation in 1757 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 21.15% in 1757 compared to the previous year, 1756. On average, you would have to spend 21.15% more money in 1757 than in 1756 for the same item.

In other words, £100 in 1756 is equivalent in purchasing power to £121.15 in 1757.

The 1756 inflation rate was 4.00%. The inflation rate in 1757 was 21.15%. The 1757 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.00% per year between 1757 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1757 was 6.3. It was 5.2 in the previous year, 1756. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1756 to 1757
Average inflation rate 21.15%
Converted amount (£100 base) £121.15
Price difference (£100 base) £21.15
CPI in 1756 5.2
CPI in 1757 6.3
Inflation in 1756 4.00%
Inflation in 1757 21.15%


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


How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £100, 1756 to 1757

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1757CPI in 1756
×
1756 GBP value
=
1757 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.2 in the year 1756 and 6.3 in 1757:

6.35.2
×
£100
=
£121.15

£100 in 1756 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £121.15 in 1757.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1756 and 1757, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1757 - CPI in 1756CPI in 1756
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

6.3 - 5.25.2
×
100
=
21%

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: “Inflation Rate in 1757 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Sep. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1757.

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


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