U.S. inflation rate in 1748: 18.87%

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Inflation in 1748 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 18.87% in 1748 compared to the previous year, 1747. On average, you would have to spend 18.87% more money in 1748 than in 1747 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 1747 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1.19 in 1748.

The 1747 inflation rate was 10.42%. The inflation rate in 1748 was 18.87%. The 1748 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.38% per year between 1748 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1748 was 6.3. It was 5.3 in the previous year, 1747. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1747 to 1748
Average inflation rate 18.87%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.19
Price difference ($1 base) $0.19
CPI in 1747 5.300
CPI in 1748 6.300
Inflation in 1747 10.42%
Inflation in 1748 18.87%


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 1747 and 1748.

Compare these values to the overall average of 18.87% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1747 → 1748
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 1747. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1747 to 1748

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1748CPI in 1747
×
1747 USD value
=
1748 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 5.3 in the year 1747 and 6.3 in 1748:

6.35.3
×
$1
=
$1.19

$1 in 1747 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.19 in 1748.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1747 and 1748, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1748 - CPI in 1747CPI in 1747
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

6.3 - 5.35.3
×
100
=
19%

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 1748 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1748.

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


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