UK inflation rate in 1967: 2.64%

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Inflation in 1967 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.64% in 1967 compared to 1966. On average, you would have to spend 2.64% more money in 1967 than in 1966 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1966 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.03 in 1967.

The 1966 inflation rate was 3.94%. The inflation rate in 1967 was 2.64%. The 1967 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.72% per year between 1967 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1967 was 62.30. It was 60.70 in the previous year, 1966. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1966 to 1967
Average inflation rate 2.64%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.03
Price difference (£1 base) £0.03
CPI in 1966 60.700
CPI in 1967 62.300
Inflation in 1966 3.94%
Inflation in 1967 2.64%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1966 to 1967

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1967CPI in 1966
1966 GBP value
1967 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 60.7 in the year 1966 and 62.3 in 1967:


£1 in 1966 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.03 in 1967.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1966 and 1967, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1967 - CPI in 1966CPI in 1966
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

62.3 - 60.760.7

News headlines from 1966

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

  • Soviet Luna 9 lands on the Moon.
  • Demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in the United States, Europe and Australia.
  • A treaty prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons in outer space is signed by the United States and the USSR.

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 1967 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Apr. 2019,

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