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# UK inflation rate in 1762: 3.77%

### Inflation in 1762 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.77% in 1762 compared to 1761. On average, you would have to spend 3.77% more money in 1762 than in 1761 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1761 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.04 in 1762.

The 1761 inflation rate was -5.36%. The inflation rate in 1762 was 3.77%. The 1762 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.09% per year between 1762 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1762 was 5.50. It was 5.30 in the previous year, 1761. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 3.77% Converted amount (£1 base) £1.04 Price difference (£1 base) £0.04 CPI in 1761 5.300 CPI in 1762 5.500 Inflation in 1761 -5.36% Inflation in 1762 3.77%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1761 to 1762

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1762CPI in 1761
×
1761 GBP value
=
1762 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.3 in the year 1761 and 5.5 in 1762:

5.55.3
×
£1
=
£1.04

£1 in 1761 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.04 in 1762.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1761 and 1762, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1762 - CPI in 1761CPI in 1761
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.5 - 5.35.3
×
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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