UK inflation rate in 1782: 1.52%

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Inflation in 1782 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.52% in 1782 compared to 1781. On average, you would have to spend 1.52% more money in 1782 than in 1781 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1781 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.02 in 1782.

The 1781 inflation rate was 4.76%. The inflation rate in 1782 was 1.52%. The 1782 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.18% per year between 1782 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1782 was 6.70. It was 6.60 in the previous year, 1781. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1781 to 1782
Average inflation rate 1.52%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.02
Price difference (£1 base) £0.02
CPI in 1781 6.600
CPI in 1782 6.700
Inflation in 1781 4.76%
Inflation in 1782 1.52%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1781 to 1782

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1782CPI in 1781
1781 GBP value
1782 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 6.6 in the year 1781 and 6.7 in 1782:


£1 in 1781 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.02 in 1782.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1781 and 1782, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1782 - CPI in 1781CPI in 1781
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

6.7 - 6.66.6

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 1782 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Apr. 2019,

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