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# UK inflation rate in 2000: 2.96%

### Inflation in 2000 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.96% in 2000 compared to 1999. On average, you would have to spend 2.96% more money in 2000 than in 1999 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1999 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.03 in 2000.

The 1999 inflation rate was 1.54%. The inflation rate in 2000 was 2.96%. The 2000 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.73% per year between 2000 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 2000 was 671.80. It was 652.50 in the previous year, 1999. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.96% Converted amount (£1 base) £1.03 Price difference (£1 base) £0.03 CPI in 1999 652.500 CPI in 2000 671.800 Inflation in 1999 1.54% Inflation in 2000 2.96%

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1999 to 2000

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2000CPI in 1999
×
1999 GBP value
=
2000 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 652.5 in the year 1999 and 671.8 in 2000:

671.8652.5
×
£1
=
£1.03

£1 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.03 in 2000.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1999 and 2000, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2000 - CPI in 1999CPI in 1999
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

671.8 - 652.5652.5
×
100
=
3%

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

• NATO begins its bombardment of Yugoslavia in the Kosovo War marking the first time NATO attacked a sovereign country.
• 13 killed, 24 injured in the Columbine High School Massacre.
• Slobodan Milosevic and four others are indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

### 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 2000 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-2000.