U.S. inflation rate in 1810: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1810 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1810 compared to the previous year, 1809. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1810 than in 1809 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 1809 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1 in 1810.

The 1809 inflation rate was -2.38%. The inflation rate in 1810 was 0.00%. The 1810 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.46% per year between 1810 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1810 was 12.3. It was 12.3 in the previous year, 1809. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1809 to 1810
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1
Price difference ($1 base) $0.00
CPI in 1809 12.300
CPI in 1810 12.300
Inflation in 1809 -2.38%
Inflation in 1810 0.00%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1809 would be equivalent to £1.03 in 1810, an absolute change of £0.03 and a cumulative change of 2.86%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.00 and total percent change of 0.00%.


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 1809 and 1810.

Compare these values to the overall average of 0.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1809 → 1810
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 1809. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1809 to 1810

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1810CPI in 1809
×
1809 USD value
=
1810 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 12.3 in the year 1809 and 12.3 in 1810:

12.312.3
×
$1
=
$1

$1 in 1809 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1 in 1810.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1809 and 1810, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1810 - CPI in 1809CPI in 1809
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.3 - 12.312.3
×
100
=
0%

News headlines from 1809

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Bolivia declares independence from Spain and forms the Junta Tuitiva.
  • Pedro Domingo Murillo becomes the first person to lead an Independent government in Spanish America
  • British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces combine to invade Cayenne.
  • Metric system adopted by Dutch King Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (younger brother of French Emperor Napoleon)

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 1810 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1810.

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


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