UK inflation rate in 1827: -6.14%

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Inflation in 1827 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power increased by 6.14% in 1827 compared to the previous year, 1826. On average, you would have to spend 6.14% less money in 1827 than in 1826 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, £1 in 1826 is equivalent in purchasing power to £0.94 in 1827.

The 1826 inflation rate was -5.79%. The inflation rate in 1827 was -6.14%. The 1827 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.45% per year between 1827 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1827 was 10.7. It was 11.4 in the previous year, 1826. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1827 CPI is less than 1826 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

Inflation from 1826 to 1827
Average inflation rate -6.14%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.94
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.06
CPI in 1826 11.400
CPI in 1827 10.700
Inflation in 1826 -5.79%
Inflation in 1827 -6.14%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1826 to 1827

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1827CPI in 1826
1826 GBP value
1827 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 11.4 in the year 1826 and 10.7 in 1827:


£1 in 1826 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.94 in 1827.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1826 and 1827, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1827 - CPI in 1826CPI in 1826
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.7 - 11.411.4

News headlines from 1826

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

  • The Menai Suspension Bridge, opens, it is the world's first modern suspension bridge.
  • Biela's Comet is discovered by Austrian officer Wilhelm von Biela
  • Samuel Mory patents the world’s first combustion engine.

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 1827 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Dec. 2018, is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

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