£1,100 in 1873 → £118,611.95 in 2019

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£1,100 in 1873 → £118,611.95 in 2019

UK Inflation Rate, £1,100 in 1873 to 2019

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, today's prices in 2019 are 10,682.90% higher than average prices throughout 1873. The pound experienced an average inflation rate of 3.26% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, £1,100 in 1873 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £118,611.95 in 2019, a difference of £117,511.95 over 146 years.

The 1873 inflation rate was 4.00%. The current inflation rate (2018 to 2019) is now 1.80%1. If this number holds, £1,100 today will be equivalent in buying power to £1,119.80 next year.


Inflation from 1873 to 2019
Cumulative price change 10,682.90%
Average inflation rate 3.26%
Converted amount (£1,100 base) £118,611.95
Price difference (£1,100 base) £117,511.95
CPI in 1873 10.400
CPI in 2019 1,121.422
Inflation in 1873 4.00%
Inflation in 2019 1.80%

UK inflation chart from 1988 to 2017. Based on the UK Consumer Price Index.


Buying power of £1,100 in 1873

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a pound" over time for £1,100 in 1873 (price index tracking began in 1750).

According to the Office for National Statistics, each of these GBP amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1873 £1,100.00 4.00%
1874 £1,057.69 -3.85%
1875 £1,036.54 -2.00%
1876 £1,036.54 0.00%
1877 £1,025.96 -1.02%
1878 £1,004.81 -2.06%
1879 £962.50 -4.21%
1880 £994.23 3.30%
1881 £983.65 -1.06%
1882 £994.23 1.08%
1883 £983.65 -1.06%
1884 £962.50 -2.15%
1885 £930.77 -3.30%
1886 £920.19 -1.14%
1887 £909.62 -1.15%
1888 £920.19 1.16%
1889 £930.77 1.15%
1890 £930.77 0.00%
1891 £941.35 1.14%
1892 £941.35 0.00%
1893 £930.77 -1.12%
1894 £920.19 -1.14%
1895 £909.62 -1.15%
1896 £899.04 -1.16%
1897 £920.19 2.35%
1898 £920.19 0.00%
1899 £930.77 1.15%
1900 £973.08 4.55%
1901 £973.08 0.00%
1902 £973.08 0.00%
1903 £983.65 1.09%
1904 £983.65 0.00%
1905 £983.65 0.00%
1906 £983.65 0.00%
1907 £994.23 1.08%
1908 £994.23 0.00%
1909 £1,004.81 1.06%
1910 £1,015.38 1.05%
1911 £1,015.38 0.00%
1912 £1,047.12 3.13%
1913 £1,036.54 -1.01%
1914 £1,036.54 0.00%
1915 £1,163.46 12.24%
1916 £1,375.00 18.18%
1917 £1,724.04 25.38%
1918 £2,104.81 22.09%
1919 £2,316.35 10.05%
1920 £2,675.96 15.53%
1921 £2,443.27 -8.70%
1922 £2,104.81 -13.85%
1923 £1,977.88 -6.03%
1924 £1,967.31 -0.53%
1925 £1,967.31 0.00%
1926 £1,956.73 -0.54%
1927 £1,903.85 -2.70%
1928 £1,903.85 0.00%
1929 £1,882.69 -1.11%
1930 £1,829.81 -2.81%
1931 £1,755.77 -4.05%
1932 £1,713.46 -2.41%
1933 £1,671.15 -2.47%
1934 £1,671.15 0.00%
1935 £1,681.73 0.63%
1936 £1,692.31 0.63%
1937 £1,755.77 3.75%
1938 £1,776.92 1.20%
1939 £1,829.81 2.98%
1940 £2,136.54 16.76%
1941 £2,369.23 10.89%
1942 £2,538.46 7.14%
1943 £2,623.08 3.33%
1944 £2,697.12 2.82%
1945 £2,771.15 2.75%
1946 £2,855.77 3.05%
1947 £3,056.73 7.04%
1948 £3,289.42 7.61%
1949 £3,384.62 2.89%
1950 £3,490.38 3.13%
1951 £3,807.69 9.09%
1952 £4,156.73 9.17%
1953 £4,283.65 3.05%
1954 £4,368.27 1.98%
1955 £4,558.65 4.36%
1956 £4,791.35 5.10%
1957 £4,960.58 3.53%
1958 £5,119.23 3.20%
1959 £5,140.38 0.41%
1960 £5,193.27 1.03%
1961 £5,373.08 3.46%
1962 £5,605.77 4.33%
1963 £5,711.54 1.89%
1964 £5,901.92 3.33%
1965 £6,176.92 4.66%
1966 £6,420.19 3.94%
1967 £6,589.42 2.64%
1968 £6,896.15 4.65%
1969 £7,266.35 5.37%
1970 £7,731.73 6.40%
1971 £8,461.54 9.44%
1972 £9,064.42 7.13%
1973 £9,889.42 9.10%
1974 £11,475.96 16.04%
1975 £14,257.69 24.24%
1976 £16,616.35 16.54%
1977 £19,250.00 15.85%
1978 £20,847.12 8.30%
1979 £23,639.42 13.39%
1980 £27,891.35 17.99%
1981 £31,201.92 11.87%
1982 £33,888.46 8.61%
1983 £35,443.27 4.59%
1984 £37,209.62 4.98%
1985 £39,473.08 6.08%
1986 £40,816.35 3.40%
1987 £42,519.23 4.17%
1988 £44,602.88 4.90%
1989 £48,072.12 7.78%
1990 £52,620.19 9.46%
1991 £55,708.65 5.87%
1992 £57,792.31 3.74%
1993 £58,712.50 1.59%
1994 £60,129.81 2.41%
1995 £62,213.46 3.47%
1996 £63,715.38 2.41%
1997 £65,714.42 3.14%
1998 £67,967.31 3.43%
1999 £69,014.42 1.54%
2000 £71,055.77 2.96%
2001 £72,314.42 1.77%
2002 £73,520.19 1.67%
2003 £75,646.15 2.89%
2004 £77,899.04 2.98%
2005 £80,099.04 2.82%
2006 £82,658.65 3.20%
2007 £86,201.92 4.29%
2008 £89,639.42 3.99%
2009 £89,163.46 -0.53%
2010 £93,277.88 4.61%
2011 £98,132.69 5.20%
2012 £101,284.62 3.21%
2013 £104,362.50 3.04%
2014 £106,826.92 2.36%
2015 £107,884.62 0.99%
2016 £109,756.73 1.74%
2017 £113,691.35 3.58%
2018 £116,514.68 2.48%
2019 £118,611.95 1.80%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1,100 since 1873

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019CPI in 1873
×
1873 GBP value
=
2019 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 10.4 in the year 1873 and 1121.4220303 in 2019:

1121.422030310.4
×
£1,100
=
£118,611.95

£1,100 in 1873 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £118,611.95 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 146 years between 1873 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 1873CPI in 1873
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (146 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1121.4220303 - 10.410.4
×
100
=
10,683%

News headlines from 1873

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

  • The first Battle of the Stronghold takes place where the US Army is defeated by a group of Modoc warriors.
  • John Morseby discovers the site of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and claims it for Britain.
  • Sultan Bargash closes the slave market of Zanzibar.

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the composite price index published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). A composite index is created by combining price data from several different published sources, both official and unofficial. The Consumer Price Index, normally used to compute inflation, has only been tracked since 1988. All inflation calculations after 1988 use the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Price Index, except for 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “£1,100 in 1873 → 2019 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1873?amount=1100.

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Inflation from 1873 to 2019
Cumulative price change 10,682.90%
Average inflation rate 3.26%
Converted amount (£1,100 base) £118,611.95
Price difference (£1,100 base) £117,511.95
CPI in 1873 10.400
CPI in 2019 1,121.422
Inflation in 1873 4.00%
Inflation in 2019 1.80%
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