UK inflation rate in 1892: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1892 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1892 compared to 1891. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1892 than in 1891 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1891 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1892.

The 1891 inflation rate was 1.14%. The inflation rate in 1892 was 0.00%. The 1892 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.88% per year between 1892 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1892 was 8.90. It was 8.90 in the previous year, 1891. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1891 to 1892
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1
Price difference (£1 base) £0.00
CPI in 1891 8.900
CPI in 1892 8.900
Inflation in 1891 1.14%
Inflation in 1892 0.00%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1891 to 1892

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1892CPI in 1891
1891 GBP value
1892 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 8.9 in the year 1891 and 8.9 in 1892:


£1 in 1891 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1892.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1891 and 1892, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1892 - CPI in 1891CPI in 1891
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.9 - 8.98.9

News headlines from 1891

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

  • Thomas Edison's prototype of a kinetoscope had its first public display to members of the National Federation of Women's Club.
  • Eighteen students from Springfield, Massachusetts, played the first ever basketball game based on rules by James Naismith.
  • John Abbott is named Canada's Prime Minister.

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 1892 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Apr. 2019,

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