UK inflation rate in 1967: 2.64%

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UK Inflation Rate, 1967-2017 (£1)

The composite price index (CPI) in 1967 was 62.3. the Office for National Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 5.84% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1610.0% higher than prices in 1967.

In other words, £1 in the year 1967 is equivalent to £17.10 in 2017, a difference of £16.10 over 50 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 2.70%1. If this number holds, £1 today will be equivalent to £1.03 next year.

Inflation from 1967 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1610.03%
Average inflation rate 5.84%
Price difference (£1 base) £16.10
CPI in 1967 62.3
CPI in 2017 1065.34818

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

How to calculate the inflation rate for £1 since 1967

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1967 * 1967 GBP value = 2017 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 62.3 in the year 1967 and 1065.34818 in 2017:

1065.34818 / 62.3 * £1 = £17.10

The "purchasing power" of £1 from 1967 is £17.10 in 2017.

News headlines from 1967

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • The largest US airborne assault since WWII occurs in Vietnam, known as Operation Junction City: 25,000 United States and South Vietnamese troops attack the Viet Cong.
  • The world's first ATM machine is installed in London.
  • The 6-day War begins between Israel and the Arabs.

Inflation Data Source: This calculator uses 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.

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