UK inflation rate in 1906: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1906 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1906 compared to 1905. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1906 than in 1905 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1905 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1906.

The 1905 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1906 was 0.00%. The 1906 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.33% per year between 1906 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1906 was 9.30. It was 9.30 in the previous year, 1905. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1905 to 1906
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1
Price difference (£1 base) £0.00
CPI in 1905 9.300
CPI in 1906 9.300
Inflation in 1905 0.00%
Inflation in 1906 0.00%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1905 to 1906

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1906CPI in 1905
1905 GBP value
1906 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.3 in the year 1905 and 9.3 in 1906:


£1 in 1905 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1906.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1905 and 1906, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1906 - CPI in 1905CPI in 1905
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.3 - 9.39.3

News headlines from 1905

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

  • The Industrial Workers of the World is formed. It is an American anarcho-syndicalist union.
  • Bloody Sunday in Russia: troops fire and kill protesters, mostly workers, marching to the Winter Palace in order to hand a petition to the Tsar.
  • Potemkin's arrival at Odessa leads to sailors joining civilians in the '1905 Revolution’.

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 1906 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Apr. 2019,

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