UK inflation rate in 1867: 6.32%

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Inflation in 1867 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 6.32% in 1867 compared to 1866. On average, you would have to spend 6.32% more money in 1867 than in 1866 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1866 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.06 in 1867.

The 1866 inflation rate was 5.56%. The inflation rate in 1867 was 6.32%. The 1867 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.15% per year between 1867 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1867 was 10.10. It was 9.50 in the previous year, 1866. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1866 to 1867
Average inflation rate 6.32%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.06
Price difference (£1 base) £0.06
CPI in 1866 9.500
CPI in 1867 10.100
Inflation in 1866 5.56%
Inflation in 1867 6.32%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1866 to 1867

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1867CPI in 1866
1866 GBP value
1867 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.5 in the year 1866 and 10.1 in 1867:


£1 in 1866 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.06 in 1867.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1866 and 1867, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1867 - CPI in 1866CPI in 1866
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.1 - 9.59.5

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 1867 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Apr. 2019,

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