U.S. inflation rate in 1826: 0.00%

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Inflation in 1826 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1826 compared to the previous year, 1825. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1826 than in 1825 for the same item.

In other words, $100 in 1825 is equivalent in purchasing power to $100 in 1826.

The 1825 inflation rate was 2.06%. The inflation rate in 1826 was 0.00%. The 1826 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.70% per year between 1826 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1826 was 9.9. It was 9.9 in the previous year, 1825. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1825 to 1826
Average inflation rate 0.00%
Converted amount ($100 base) $100
Price difference ($100 base) $0.00
CPI in 1825 9.9
CPI in 1826 9.9
Inflation in 1825 2.06%
Inflation in 1826 0.00%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £100.00 in 1825 would be equivalent to £94.21 in 1826, an absolute change of £-5.79 and a cumulative change of -5.79%.

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 1825 and 1826.

Compare these values to the overall average of 0% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $100 in 1825 → 1826
Food 0.00 0.00 100.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 100.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 100.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 100.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 100.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 100.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 100.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1825. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1825 to 1826

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1826CPI in 1825
×
1825 USD value
=
1826 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.9 in the year 1825 and 9.9 in 1826:

9.99.9
×
$100
=
$100

$100 in 1825 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $100 in 1826.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1825 and 1826, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1826 - CPI in 1825CPI in 1825
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.9 - 9.99.9
×
100
=
0%

News headlines from 1825

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

  • Forced relocation of the Eastern Indians to the Indian Territory approved by the US Congress.
  • Russia and Great Britain establish the boundary between Alaska and Canada.
  • Brazil's independence is recognized by Portugal
  • Beginning of Decembrist uprising in Russia, against Russian emperor Nicholas I

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 1826 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Aug. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1826.

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


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