UK inflation rate in 1943: 3.33%

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Inflation in 1943 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.33% in 1943 compared to the previous year, 1942. On average, you would have to spend 3.33% more money in 1943 than in 1942 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1942 is equivalent in purchasing power to £1.03 in 1943.

The 1942 inflation rate was 7.14%. The inflation rate in 1943 was 3.33%. The 1943 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.18% per year between 1943 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1943 was 24.8. It was 24 in the previous year, 1942. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1942 to 1943
Average inflation rate 3.33%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.03
Price difference (£1 base) £0.03
CPI in 1942 24.000
CPI in 1943 24.800
Inflation in 1942 7.14%
Inflation in 1943 3.33%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1942 to 1943

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1943CPI in 1942
1942 GBP value
1943 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 24 in the year 1942 and 24.8 in 1943:


£1 in 1942 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.03 in 1943.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1942 and 1943, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1943 - CPI in 1942CPI in 1942
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

24.8 - 2424

News headlines from 1942

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

  • The 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge not to make separate peace deals with them.
  • Wannsee conference takes place in Berlin:,Nazi officials organize the extermination of the European Jews', which is now known as the "final solution".
  • Anne Frank gets a diary for her birthday.

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 1943 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Dec. 2018, is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

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