UK inflation rate in 1876: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1876 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1876 compared to 1875. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1876 than in 1875 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1875 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1876.

The 1875 inflation rate was -2.00%. The inflation rate in 1876 was 0.00%. The 1876 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.37% per year between 1876 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1876 was 9.80. It was 9.80 in the previous year, 1875. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1875 to 1876
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1
Price difference (£1 base) £0.00
CPI in 1875 9.800
CPI in 1876 9.800
Inflation in 1875 -2.00%
Inflation in 1876 0.00%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1875 to 1876

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1876CPI in 1875
1875 GBP value
1876 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.8 in the year 1875 and 9.8 in 1876:


£1 in 1875 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1876.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1875 and 1876, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1876 - CPI in 1875CPI in 1875
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.8 - 9.89.8

News headlines from 1875

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

  • Verney Cameroon becomes the first European to reach Benguela in Angola.
  • Alexander Graham Bell makes the first sound transmission.
  • The Pacific Stock Exchange is opened for the first time.

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 1876 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2019,

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