UK inflation rate in 2014: 2.36%

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Inflation in 2014 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.36% in 2014 compared to 2013. On average, you would have to spend 2.36% more money in 2014 than in 2013 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 2013 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.02 in 2014.

The 2013 inflation rate was 3.04%. The inflation rate in 2014 was 2.36%. The 2014 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.12% per year between 2014 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 2014 was 1,010.00. It was 986.70 in the previous year, 2013. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2013 to 2014
Average inflation rate 2.36%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.02
Price difference (£1 base) £0.02
CPI in 2013 986.700
CPI in 2014 1,010.000
Inflation in 2013 3.04%
Inflation in 2014 2.36%

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

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 2013 to 2014

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2014CPI in 2013
2013 GBP value
2014 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 986.7 in the year 2013 and 1010 in 2014:


£1 in 2013 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.02 in 2014.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2013 and 2014, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2014 - CPI in 2013CPI in 2013
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1010 - 986.7986.7

News headlines from 2013

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

  • 100,000 people march in Dhaka demanding justice for the atrocities committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
  • Pope Benedict XVI resigns, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
  • Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, kill 3 and injure 183 people,
  • Xi Jinping becomes President of the People's Republic of China.

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 2014 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Apr. 2019,

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