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# \$1 in 1655 → \$1.04 in 1654

### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 in 1655 to 1654

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1654 are 4.00% higher than average prices throughout 1655. The dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -3.85% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, \$1 in 1655 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.04 in 1654.

The 1654 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1655 was -3.85%. The 1655 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 0.98% per year between 1655 and 2019.

 Average inflation rate -3.85% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.04 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.04 CPI in 1655 7.500 CPI in 1654 7.800 Inflation in 1654 0.00% Inflation in 1655 -3.85%

### 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 1655 and 1654.

Compare these values to the overall average of -3.85% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1654 → 1655
Food and beverages 0.00 0.00 1.00
Housing 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care 0.00 0.00 1.00
Recreation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Education and communication 0.00 0.00 1.00
Other goods and services 0.00 0.00 1.00

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1655. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1654 to 1655

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1654CPI in 1655
×
1655 USD value
=
1654 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 7.5 in the year 1655 and 7.8 in 1654:

7.87.5
×
\$1
=
\$1.04

\$1 in 1655 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.04 in 1654.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1654 and 1655, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1654 - CPI in 1655CPI in 1655
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.8 - 7.57.5
×
100
=
4%

### 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: “\$1 in 1655 → 1654 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1655-dollars-in-1654?amount=1.