U.S. inflation rate in 1688: -7.89%

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Inflation in 1688 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 7.89% in 1688 compared to the previous year, 1687. On average, you would have to spend 7.89% less money in 1688 than in 1687 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, $100 in 1687 is equivalent in purchasing power to $92.11 in 1688.

The 1687 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1688 was -7.89%. The 1688 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.30% per year between 1688 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1688 was 3.5. It was 3.8 in the previous year, 1687. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1688 CPI is less than 1687 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.


Inflation from 1687 to 1688
Average inflation rate -7.89%
Converted amount ($100 base) $92.11
Price difference ($100 base) $-7.89
CPI in 1687 3.8
CPI in 1688 3.5
Inflation in 1687 0.00%
Inflation in 1688 -7.89%


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 1687 and 1688.

Compare these values to the overall average of -7.8947368421052655% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $100 in 1687 → 1688
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 1687. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1687 to 1688

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1688CPI in 1687
×
1687 USD value
=
1688 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 3.8 in the year 1687 and 3.5 in 1688:

3.53.8
×
$100
=
$92.11

$100 in 1687 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $92.11 in 1688.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1687 and 1688, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1688 - CPI in 1687CPI in 1687
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.5 - 3.83.8
×
100
=
-8%

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 1688 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Aug. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1688.

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


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