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# UK inflation rate in 1831: 10.10%

### Inflation in 1831 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 10.10% in 1831 compared to 1830. On average, you would have to spend 10.10% more money in 1831 than in 1830 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1830 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.10 in 1831.

The 1830 inflation rate was -3.88%. The inflation rate in 1831 was 10.10%. The 1831 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.50% per year between 1831 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1831 was 10.90. It was 9.90 in the previous year, 1830. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 10.10% Converted amount (£1 base) £1.10 Price difference (£1 base) £0.10 CPI in 1830 9.900 CPI in 1831 10.900 Inflation in 1830 -3.88% Inflation in 1831 10.10%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1830 to 1831

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1831CPI in 1830
×
1830 GBP value
=
1831 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.9 in the year 1830 and 10.9 in 1831:

10.99.9
×
£1
=
£1.10

£1 in 1830 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.10 in 1831.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1830 and 1831, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1831 - CPI in 1830CPI in 1830
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.9 - 9.99.9
×
100
=
10%

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

• The Republic of Ecuador is founded.,Juan Jose Flores is its first president.
• U.S. Congress authorizes the mass removal of native Indians from the eastern states to the western prairie.
• France begins colonization in Algeria.
• The US Railroad opens its first station in Baltimore

### 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 1831 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1831.