U.S. inflation rate in 1706: 7.14%

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Inflation in 1706 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 7.14% in 1706 compared to the previous year, 1705. On average, you would have to spend 7.14% more money in 1706 than in 1705 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 1705 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1.07 in 1706.

The 1705 inflation rate was -8.70%. The inflation rate in 1706 was 7.14%. The 1706 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.30% per year between 1706 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1706 was 4.5. It was 4.2 in the previous year, 1705. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1705 to 1706
Average inflation rate 7.14%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.07
Price difference ($1 base) $0.07
CPI in 1705 4.200
CPI in 1706 4.500
Inflation in 1705 -8.70%
Inflation in 1706 7.14%


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 1705 and 1706.

Compare these values to the overall average of 7.14% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1705 → 1706
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 1705. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1705 to 1706

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1706CPI in 1705
×
1705 USD value
=
1706 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.2 in the year 1705 and 4.5 in 1706:

4.54.2
×
$1
=
$1.07

$1 in 1705 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.07 in 1706.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1705 and 1706, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1706 - CPI in 1705CPI in 1705
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.5 - 4.24.2
×
100
=
7%

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 1706 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1706.

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


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