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# U.S. inflation rate in 1724: 2.38%

### Inflation in 1724 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.38% in 1724 compared to 1723. On average, you would have to spend 2.38% more money in 1724 than in 1723 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1723 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 1724.

The 1723 inflation rate was 2.44%. The inflation rate in 1724 was 2.38%. The 1724 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.40% per year between 1724 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1724 was 4.30. It was 4.20 in the previous year, 1723. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.38% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.02 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.02 CPI in 1723 4.200 CPI in 1724 4.300 Inflation in 1723 2.44% Inflation in 1724 2.38%

### 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 1723 and 1724.

Compare these values to the overall average of 2.38% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1723 → 1724
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 1723. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1723 to 1724

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1724CPI in 1723
×
1723 USD value
=
1724 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.2 in the year 1723 and 4.3 in 1724:

4.34.2
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 1723 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 1724.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1723 and 1724, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1724 - CPI in 1723CPI in 1723
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.3 - 4.24.2
×
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 1724 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1724.