UK inflation rate in 1833: -5.94%

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Inflation in 1833 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power increased by 5.94% in 1833 compared to the previous year, 1832. On average, you would have to spend 5.94% less money in 1833 than in 1832 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, £1 in 1832 is equivalent in purchasing power to £0.94 in 1833.

The 1832 inflation rate was -7.34%. The inflation rate in 1833 was -5.94%. The 1833 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.60% per year between 1833 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1833 was 9.5. It was 10.1 in the previous year, 1832. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1833 CPI is less than 1832 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

Inflation from 1832 to 1833
Average inflation rate -5.94%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.94
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.06
CPI in 1832 10.100
CPI in 1833 9.500
Inflation in 1832 -7.34%
Inflation in 1833 -5.94%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1832 to 1833

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1833CPI in 1832
1832 GBP value
1833 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 10.1 in the year 1832 and 9.5 in 1833:


£1 in 1832 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.94 in 1833.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1832 and 1833, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1833 - CPI in 1832CPI in 1832
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.5 - 10.110.1

News headlines from 1832

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

  • Passing of the Reform Act, which introduced wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales. The act was passed by the British Parliament, led by Charles Grey.
  • The first Democratic National Convention took place in Baltimore.
  • Henry Schoolcraft, an American geographer, discovers the source of the Mississippi River.
  • The Black Hawk War ends, after Illinois troops defeat Sauk and Fox Native Americans in the Battle of Bad Axe.

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 1833 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Dec. 2018, is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

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