UK inflation rate in 1777: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1777 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1777 compared to 1776. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1777 than in 1776 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1776 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1777.

The 1776 inflation rate was -1.43%. The inflation rate in 1777 was 0.00%. The 1777 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.13% per year between 1777 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1777 was 6.90. It was 6.90 in the previous year, 1776. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1776 to 1777
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1
Price difference (£1 base) £0.00
CPI in 1776 6.900
CPI in 1777 6.900
Inflation in 1776 -1.43%
Inflation in 1777 0.00%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1776 to 1777

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1777CPI in 1776
1776 GBP value
1777 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 6.9 in the year 1776 and 6.9 in 1777:


£1 in 1776 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1777.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1776 and 1777, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1777 - CPI in 1776CPI in 1776
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

6.9 - 6.96.9

News headlines from 1776

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

  • Austria outlaws interrogation and torture.
  • Thomas Paine issues Common Sense, a pamphlet advocating American independence.
  • 56 people formally sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence
  • The United States Congress officially releases the Declaration of Independence.
  • United States of America gets its official name
  • British troops capture Fort Washington.

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 1777 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2019,

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