UK inflation rate in 1910: 1.05%

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Inflation in 1910 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.05% in 1910 compared to 1909. On average, you would have to spend 1.05% more money in 1910 than in 1909 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1909 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.01 in 1910.

The 1909 inflation rate was 1.06%. The inflation rate in 1910 was 1.05%. The 1910 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.46% per year between 1910 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1910 was 9.60. It was 9.50 in the previous year, 1909. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1909 to 1910
Average inflation rate 1.05%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.01
Price difference (£1 base) £0.01
CPI in 1909 9.500
CPI in 1910 9.600
Inflation in 1909 1.06%
Inflation in 1910 1.05%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1909 to 1910

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1910CPI in 1909
1909 GBP value
1910 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.5 in the year 1909 and 9.6 in 1910:


£1 in 1909 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.01 in 1910.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1909 and 1910, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1910 - CPI in 1909CPI in 1909
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.6 - 9.59.5

News headlines from 1909

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

  • Russia invades Persia in support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the Persian Government.
  • News that Robert Peary has discovered the North Pole reaches the world 5 months after the discovery took place.
  • Leo Baekeland of Yonkers New York patents the process of thermosetting plastic.

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 1910 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Apr. 2019,

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