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# UK inflation rate in 1852: 0.00%

### Inflation in 1852 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1852 compared to 1851. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1852 than in 1851 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1851 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1852.

The 1851 inflation rate was -3.57%. The inflation rate in 1852 was 0.00%. The 1852 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.00% per year between 1852 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1852 was 8.10. It was 8.10 in the previous year, 1851. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (£1 base) £1 Price difference (£1 base) £0.00 CPI in 1851 8.100 CPI in 1852 8.100 Inflation in 1851 -3.57% Inflation in 1852 0.00%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1851 to 1852

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1852CPI in 1851
×
1851 GBP value
=
1852 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 8.1 in the year 1851 and 8.1 in 1852:

8.18.1
×
£1
=
£1

£1 in 1851 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1852.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1851 and 1852, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1852 - CPI in 1851CPI in 1851
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.1 - 8.18.1
×
100
=
0%

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

• Sojourner Truth addresses the first Black Women's Rights Convention.
• The sewing machine is patented by the American inventor Isaac Singer.
• California's Yosemite Valley is discovered.

### 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.

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