UK inflation rate in 1965: 4.66%

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Inflation in 1965 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 4.66% in 1965 compared to 1964. On average, you would have to spend 4.66% more money in 1965 than in 1964 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1964 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.05 in 1965.

The 1964 inflation rate was 3.33%. The inflation rate in 1965 was 4.66%. The 1965 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.62% per year between 1965 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1965 was 58.40. It was 55.80 in the previous year, 1964. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1964 to 1965
Average inflation rate 4.66%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.05
Price difference (£1 base) £0.05
CPI in 1964 55.800
CPI in 1965 58.400
Inflation in 1964 3.33%
Inflation in 1965 4.66%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1964 to 1965

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1965CPI in 1964
1964 GBP value
1965 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 55.8 in the year 1964 and 58.4 in 1965:


£1 in 1964 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.05 in 1965.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1964 and 1965, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1965 - CPI in 1964CPI in 1964
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

58.4 - 55.855.8

News headlines from 1964

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

  • Jomo Kenyatta becomes first President of Kenya after it becomes a republic.
  • Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life-long imprisonment in South Africa.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law.

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 1965 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Apr. 2019,

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