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U.S. inflation rate in 1819: 0.00%

Inflation in 1819 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1819 compared to 1818. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1819 than in 1818 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1818 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1 in 1819.

The 1818 inflation rate was -4.51%. The inflation rate in 1819 was 0.00%. The 1819 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.51% per year between 1819 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1819 was 12.70. It was 12.70 in the previous year, 1818. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.00 CPI in 1818 12.700 CPI in 1819 12.700 Inflation in 1818 -4.51% Inflation in 1819 0.00%

Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1818 would be equivalent to £0.98 in 1819, an absolute change of £-0.02 and a cumulative change of -2.27%.

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 1818 and 1819.

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

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1818 → 1819
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 1818. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1818 to 1819

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1819CPI in 1818
×
1818 USD value
=
1819 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 12.7 in the year 1818 and 12.7 in 1819:

12.712.7
×
\$1
=
\$1

\$1 in 1818 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1 in 1819.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1818 and 1819, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1819 - CPI in 1818CPI in 1818
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.7 - 12.712.7
×
100
=
0%

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

• Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose de San Martin, win a decisive victory over Spanish forces.
• Petition for a Jewish state in Palestine is made by Russia's Tsar Alexander I
• The first issue of the "Academician", a successful US educational magazine is published.

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 1819 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1819.