U.S. inflation rate in 1673: -2.50%

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Inflation in 1673 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 2.50% in 1673 compared to the previous year, 1672. On average, you would have to spend 2.50% less money in 1673 than in 1672 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, $1 in 1672 is equivalent in purchasing power to $0.97 in 1673.

The 1672 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1673 was -2.50%. The 1673 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.22% per year between 1673 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1673 was 3.9. It was 4 in the previous year, 1672. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1673 CPI is less than 1672 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.


Inflation from 1672 to 1673
Average inflation rate -2.50%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.97
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.03
CPI in 1672 4.000
CPI in 1673 3.900
Inflation in 1672 0.00%
Inflation in 1673 -2.50%


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 1672 and 1673.

Compare these values to the overall average of -2.50% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1672 → 1673
Food 0.00 0.00 1.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 1.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 1.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 1.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1672. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1672 to 1673

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1673CPI in 1672
×
1672 USD value
=
1673 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4 in the year 1672 and 3.9 in 1673:

3.94
×
$1
=
$0.97

$1 in 1672 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $0.97 in 1673.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1672 and 1673, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1673 - CPI in 1672CPI in 1672
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.9 - 44
×
100
=
-2%

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 1673 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1673.

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


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