\$1 in 1725 is worth \$0.94 in 1726

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Value of \$1 from 1725 to 1726

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1726 are 6% lower than average prices since 1725. The U.S. dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -6.00% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to increase.

In other words, \$1 in 1725 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.94 in 1726.

The 1725 inflation rate was 16.28%. The inflation rate in 1726 was -6.00%. The 1726 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.37% per year between 1726 and 2020.

 Average inflation rate -6.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.94 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.06 CPI in 1725 5.000 CPI in 1726 4.700 Inflation in 1725 16.28% Inflation in 1726 -6.00%

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1725 and 1726.

Compare these values to the overall average of -6.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1725 → 1726
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 1725. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1725 to 1726

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1725 and 1726:

CPI in 1726 CPI in 1725
×
1725 USD value
=
1726 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 5 in the year 1725 and 4.7 in 1726:

4.75
×
\$1
=
\$0.94

\$1 in 1725 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.94 in 1726.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1725 and 1726, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1726 - CPI in 1725CPI in 1725
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.7 - 55
×
100
=
-6%

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 1725 → 1726 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 31 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1725-dollars-in-1726?amount=1.