UK inflation rate in 1907: 1.08%

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Inflation in 1907 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.08% in 1907 compared to 1906. On average, you would have to spend 1.08% more money in 1907 than in 1906 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1906 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.01 in 1907.

The 1906 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1907 was 1.08%. The 1907 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.36% per year between 1907 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1907 was 9.40. It was 9.30 in the previous year, 1906. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1906 to 1907
Average inflation rate 1.08%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.01
Price difference (£1 base) £0.01
CPI in 1906 9.300
CPI in 1907 9.400
Inflation in 1906 0.00%
Inflation in 1907 1.08%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1906 to 1907

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1907CPI in 1906
1906 GBP value
1907 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.3 in the year 1906 and 9.4 in 1907:


£1 in 1906 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.01 in 1907.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1906 and 1907, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1907 - CPI in 1906CPI in 1906
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.4 - 9.39.3

News headlines from 1906

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

  • The British battleship HMS Dreadnought is launched. It is known for its revolutionary design.
  • Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, discovers the ‘Magnetic South Pole’.
  • Worldwide standard for help is established as 'SOS' by the International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin.
  • The opium trade is banned by China.

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 1907 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2019,

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