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# U.S. inflation rate in 1824: -7.62%

### Inflation in 1824 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 7.62% in 1824 compared to 1823. On average, you would have to spend 7.62% less money in 1824 than in 1823 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, \$1 in 1823 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.92 in 1824.

The 1823 inflation rate was -10.26%. The inflation rate in 1824 was -7.62%. The 1824 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.69% per year between 1824 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1824 was 9.70. It was 10.50 in the previous year, 1823. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1824 CPI is less than 1823 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -7.62% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.92 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.08 CPI in 1823 10.500 CPI in 1824 9.700 Inflation in 1823 -10.26% Inflation in 1824 -7.62%

### Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1823 would be equivalent to £1.08 in 1824, an absolute change of £0.08 and a cumulative change of 8.42%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$-0.08 and total percent change of -7.62%.

### 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 1823 and 1824.

Compare these values to the overall average of -7.62% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1823 → 1824
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 1823. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1823 to 1824

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1824CPI in 1823
×
1823 USD value
=
1824 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 10.5 in the year 1823 and 9.7 in 1824:

9.710.5
×
\$1
=
\$0.92

\$1 in 1823 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.92 in 1824.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1823 and 1824, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1824 - CPI in 1823CPI in 1823
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.7 - 10.510.5
×
100
=
-8%

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

• Defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists marks the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil
• James Monroe declares the Monroe Doctrine, defining US foreign policy towards Latin America.
• Slavery is abolished in Chile

### 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 1824 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1824.

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

 Average inflation rate -7.62% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.92 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.08 CPI in 1823 10.500 CPI in 1824 9.700 Inflation in 1823 -10.26% Inflation in 1824 -7.62%