U.S. inflation rate in 1637: -14.09%

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Inflation in 1637 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 14.09% in 1637 compared to the previous year, 1636. On average, you would have to spend 14.09% less money in 1637 than in 1636 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, $100 in 1636 is equivalent in purchasing power to $85.91 in 1637.

The 1636 inflation rate was 79.52%. The inflation rate in 1637 was -14.09%. The 1637 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 0.79% per year between 1637 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1637 was 12.8. It was 14.9 in the previous year, 1636. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1637 CPI is less than 1636 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.


Inflation from 1636 to 1637
Average inflation rate -14.09%
Converted amount ($100 base) $85.91
Price difference ($100 base) $-14.09
CPI in 1636 14.9
CPI in 1637 12.8
Inflation in 1636 79.52%
Inflation in 1637 -14.09%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1636 and 1637.

Compare these values to the overall average of -14.093959731543615% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $100 in 1636 → 1637
Food 0.00 0.00 100.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 100.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 100.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 100.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 100.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 100.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 100.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1636. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1636 to 1637

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1637CPI in 1636
×
1636 USD value
=
1637 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 14.9 in the year 1636 and 12.8 in 1637:

12.814.9
×
$100
=
$85.91

$100 in 1636 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $85.91 in 1637.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1636 and 1637, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1637 - CPI in 1636CPI in 1636
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.8 - 14.914.9
×
100
=
-14%

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1637 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Aug. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1637.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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