UK inflation rate in 1992: 3.74%

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Inflation in 1992 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.74% in 1992 compared to the previous year, 1991. On average, you would have to spend 3.74% more money in 1992 than in 1991 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1991 is equivalent in purchasing power to £1.04 in 1992.

The 1991 inflation rate was 5.87%. The inflation rate in 1992 was 3.74%. The 1992 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.72% per year between 1992 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1992 was 546.4. It was 526.7 in the previous year, 1991. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1991 to 1992
Average inflation rate 3.74%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.04
Price difference (£1 base) £0.04
CPI in 1991 526.700
CPI in 1992 546.400
Inflation in 1991 5.87%
Inflation in 1992 3.74%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1991 to 1992

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1992CPI in 1991
1991 GBP value
1992 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 526.7 in the year 1991 and 546.4 in 1992:


£1 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.04 in 1992.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1991 and 1992, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1992 - CPI in 1991CPI in 1991
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

546.4 - 526.7526.7

News headlines from 1991

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

  • The IRA launch a bomb attack on Downing Street, during a cabinet meeting.
  • America liberates Kuwait signalling the end of the first Gulf War.
  • Tim Berners-Lee releases files that describe the idea of the World Wide Web.
  • Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord, surrenders to the police.
  • Boris Yeltsin becomes the first elected president of Russia.

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 1992 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Dec. 2018, is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

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