UK inflation rate in 1772: 10.45%

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Inflation in 1772 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 10.45% in 1772 compared to 1771. On average, you would have to spend 10.45% more money in 1772 than in 1771 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1771 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.10 in 1772.

The 1771 inflation rate was 8.06%. The inflation rate in 1772 was 10.45%. The 1772 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.05% per year between 1772 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1772 was 7.40. It was 6.70 in the previous year, 1771. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1771 to 1772
Average inflation rate 10.45%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.10
Price difference (£1 base) £0.10
CPI in 1771 6.700
CPI in 1772 7.400
Inflation in 1771 8.06%
Inflation in 1772 10.45%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1771 to 1772

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1772CPI in 1771
1771 GBP value
1772 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 6.7 in the year 1771 and 7.4 in 1772:


£1 in 1771 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.10 in 1772.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1771 and 1772, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1772 - CPI in 1771CPI in 1771
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.4 - 6.76.7

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 1772 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2019,

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