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# U.S. inflation rate in 1814: 10.00%

### Inflation in 1814 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 10.00% in 1814 compared to 1813. On average, you would have to spend 10.00% more money in 1814 than in 1813 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1813 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.10 in 1814.

The 1813 inflation rate was 20.30%. The inflation rate in 1814 was 10.00%. The 1814 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.32% per year between 1814 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1814 was 17.60. It was 16.00 in the previous year, 1813. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 10.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.10 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.10 CPI in 1813 16.000 CPI in 1814 17.600 Inflation in 1813 20.30% Inflation in 1814 10.00%

### Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1813 would be equivalent to £0.87 in 1814, an absolute change of £-0.13 and a cumulative change of -12.88%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$0.10 and total percent change of 10.00%.

### 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 1813 and 1814.

Compare these values to the overall average of 10.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1813 → 1814
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 1813. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1813 to 1814

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1814CPI in 1813
×
1813 USD value
=
1814 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 16 in the year 1813 and 17.6 in 1814:

17.616
×
\$1
=
\$1.10

\$1 in 1813 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.10 in 1814.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1813 and 1814, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1814 - CPI in 1813CPI in 1813
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

17.6 - 1616
×
100
=
10%

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

• Pineapples are planted in Hawaii for the first time.
• Simón Bolívar, leader of the South American independence movement, enters Merida, leading to the invasion of Venezuela. Bolívar was proclaimed The Liberator (El Libertador, in spanish)
• American armies defeat the British in the Battle of Thames, in Canada.

### 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 1814 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1814.