£1 in 1760 is worth £0.98 in 1762

Value of £1 from 1760 to 1762

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1762 are 1.79% lower than average prices since 1760. The British pound experienced an average deflation rate of -0.90% per year during this period, causing the real value of a pound to increase.

In other words, £1 in 1760 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.98 in 1762, a difference of £-0.02 over 2 years.

The 1760 inflation rate was -3.45%. The inflation rate in 1762 was 3.77%. The 1762 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.09% per year between 1762 and 2020.


Inflation from 1760 to 1762
Cumulative price change -1.79%
Average inflation rate -0.90%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.98
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.02
CPI in 1760 5.600
CPI in 1762 5.500
Inflation in 1760 -3.45%
Inflation in 1762 3.77%

GBP Inflation since 1750
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI
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Buying power of £1 in 1760

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £1 in 1760 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £1, you would need to end with £0.98 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

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:

Pound inflation: 1760-1762
Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1760 £1.00 -3.45%
1761 £0.95 -5.36%
1762 £0.98 3.77%
1763 £1.02 3.64%
1764 £1.11 8.77%
1765 £1.14 3.23%
1766 £1.16 1.56%
1767 £1.21 4.62%
1768 £1.20 -1.47%
1769 £1.11 -7.46%
1770 £1.11 0.00%
1771 £1.20 8.06%
1772 £1.32 10.45%
1773 £1.32 0.00%
1774 £1.34 1.35%
1775 £1.25 -6.67%
1776 £1.23 -1.43%
1777 £1.23 0.00%
1778 £1.27 2.90%
1779 £1.16 -8.45%
1780 £1.13 -3.08%
1781 £1.18 4.76%
1782 £1.20 1.52%
1783 £1.34 11.94%
1784 £1.36 1.33%
1785 £1.29 -5.26%
1786 £1.29 0.00%
1787 £1.29 0.00%
1788 £1.34 4.17%
1789 £1.32 -1.33%
1790 £1.34 1.35%
1791 £1.34 0.00%
1792 £1.36 1.33%
1793 £1.39 2.63%
1794 £1.52 8.97%
1795 £1.68 10.59%
1796 £1.79 6.38%
1797 £1.61 -10.00%
1798 £1.57 -2.22%
1799 £1.77 12.50%
1800 £2.41 36.36%
1801 £2.70 11.85%
1802 £2.07 -23.18%
1803 £1.96 -5.17%
1804 £2.02 2.73%
1805 £2.34 15.93%
1806 £2.25 -3.82%
1807 £2.20 -2.38%
1808 £2.29 4.07%
1809 £2.50 9.37%
1810 £2.57 2.86%
1811 £2.50 -2.78%
1812 £2.84 13.57%
1813 £2.91 2.52%
1814 £2.54 -12.88%
1815 £2.27 -10.56%
1816 £2.07 -8.66%
1817 £2.36 13.79%
1818 £2.36 0.00%
1819 £2.30 -2.27%
1820 £2.09 -9.30%
1821 £1.84 -11.97%
1822 £1.59 -13.59%
1823 £1.70 6.74%
1824 £1.84 8.42%
1825 £2.16 17.48%
1826 £2.04 -5.79%
1827 £1.91 -6.14%
1828 £1.86 -2.80%
1829 £1.84 -0.96%
1830 £1.77 -3.88%
1831 £1.95 10.10%
1832 £1.80 -7.34%
1833 £1.70 -5.94%
1834 £1.55 -8.42%
1835 £1.59 2.30%
1836 £1.77 11.24%
1837 £1.80 2.02%
1838 £1.82 0.99%
1839 £1.95 6.86%
1840 £1.98 1.83%
1841 £1.95 -1.80%
1842 £1.79 -8.26%
1843 £1.59 -11.00%
1844 £1.59 0.00%
1845 £1.66 4.49%
1846 £1.73 4.30%
1847 £1.95 12.37%
1848 £1.70 -12.84%
1849 £1.59 -6.32%
1850 £1.50 -5.62%
1851 £1.45 -3.57%
1852 £1.45 0.00%
1853 £1.59 9.88%
1854 £1.82 14.61%
1855 £1.88 2.94%
1856 £1.88 0.00%
1857 £1.79 -4.76%
1858 £1.63 -9.00%
1859 £1.61 -1.10%
1860 £1.66 3.33%
1861 £1.70 2.15%
1862 £1.66 -2.11%
1863 £1.61 -3.23%
1864 £1.59 -1.11%
1865 £1.61 1.12%
1866 £1.70 5.56%
1867 £1.80 6.32%
1868 £1.79 -0.99%
1869 £1.70 -5.00%
1870 £1.70 0.00%
1871 £1.71 1.05%
1872 £1.79 4.17%
1873 £1.86 4.00%
1874 £1.79 -3.85%
1875 £1.75 -2.00%
1876 £1.75 0.00%
1877 £1.73 -1.02%
1878 £1.70 -2.06%
1879 £1.63 -4.21%
1880 £1.68 3.30%
1881 £1.66 -1.06%
1882 £1.68 1.08%
1883 £1.66 -1.06%
1884 £1.63 -2.15%
1885 £1.57 -3.30%
1886 £1.55 -1.14%
1887 £1.54 -1.15%
1888 £1.55 1.16%
1889 £1.57 1.15%
1890 £1.57 0.00%
1891 £1.59 1.14%
1892 £1.59 0.00%
1893 £1.57 -1.12%
1894 £1.55 -1.14%
1895 £1.54 -1.15%
1896 £1.52 -1.16%
1897 £1.55 2.35%
1898 £1.55 0.00%
1899 £1.57 1.15%
1900 £1.64 4.55%
1901 £1.64 0.00%
1902 £1.64 0.00%
1903 £1.66 1.09%
1904 £1.66 0.00%
1905 £1.66 0.00%
1906 £1.66 0.00%
1907 £1.68 1.08%
1908 £1.68 0.00%
1909 £1.70 1.06%
1910 £1.71 1.05%
1911 £1.71 0.00%
1912 £1.77 3.13%
1913 £1.75 -1.01%
1914 £1.75 0.00%
1915 £1.96 12.24%
1916 £2.32 18.18%
1917 £2.91 25.38%
1918 £3.55 22.09%
1919 £3.91 10.05%
1920 £4.52 15.53%
1921 £4.13 -8.70%
1922 £3.55 -13.85%
1923 £3.34 -6.03%
1924 £3.32 -0.53%
1925 £3.32 0.00%
1926 £3.30 -0.54%
1927 £3.21 -2.70%
1928 £3.21 0.00%
1929 £3.18 -1.11%
1930 £3.09 -2.81%
1931 £2.96 -4.05%
1932 £2.89 -2.41%
1933 £2.82 -2.47%
1934 £2.82 0.00%
1935 £2.84 0.63%
1936 £2.86 0.63%
1937 £2.96 3.75%
1938 £3.00 1.20%
1939 £3.09 2.98%
1940 £3.61 16.76%
1941 £4.00 10.89%
1942 £4.29 7.14%
1943 £4.43 3.33%
1944 £4.55 2.82%
1945 £4.68 2.75%
1946 £4.82 3.05%
1947 £5.16 7.04%
1948 £5.55 7.61%
1949 £5.71 2.89%
1950 £5.89 3.13%
1951 £6.43 9.09%
1952 £7.02 9.17%
1953 £7.23 3.05%
1954 £7.38 1.98%
1955 £7.70 4.36%
1956 £8.09 5.10%
1957 £8.38 3.53%
1958 £8.64 3.20%
1959 £8.68 0.41%
1960 £8.77 1.03%
1961 £9.07 3.46%
1962 £9.46 4.33%
1963 £9.64 1.89%
1964 £9.96 3.33%
1965 £10.43 4.66%
1966 £10.84 3.94%
1967 £11.13 2.64%
1968 £11.64 4.65%
1969 £12.27 5.37%
1970 £13.05 6.40%
1971 £14.29 9.44%
1972 £15.30 7.13%
1973 £16.70 9.10%
1974 £19.38 16.04%
1975 £24.07 24.24%
1976 £28.05 16.54%
1977 £32.50 15.85%
1978 £35.20 8.30%
1979 £39.91 13.39%
1980 £47.09 17.99%
1981 £52.68 11.87%
1982 £57.21 8.61%
1983 £59.84 4.59%
1984 £62.82 4.98%
1985 £66.64 6.08%
1986 £68.91 3.40%
1987 £71.79 4.17%
1988 £75.30 4.90%
1989 £81.16 7.78%
1990 £88.84 9.46%
1991 £94.05 5.87%
1992 £97.57 3.74%
1993 £99.13 1.59%
1994 £101.52 2.41%
1995 £105.04 3.47%
1996 £107.57 2.41%
1997 £110.95 3.14%
1998 £114.75 3.43%
1999 £116.52 1.54%
2000 £119.96 2.96%
2001 £122.09 1.77%
2002 £124.13 1.67%
2003 £127.71 2.89%
2004 £131.52 2.98%
2005 £135.23 2.82%
2006 £139.55 3.20%
2007 £145.54 4.29%
2008 £151.34 3.99%
2009 £150.54 -0.53%
2010 £157.48 4.61%
2011 £165.68 5.20%
2012 £171.00 3.21%
2013 £176.20 3.04%
2014 £180.36 2.36%
2015 £182.14 0.99%
2016 £185.30 1.74%
2017 £191.95 3.58%
2018 £196.71 2.48%
2019 £200.25 1.80%
2020 £203.26 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1760 amounts in 1762 pounds, based on the -1.79% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a pound in 1762
Initial value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1760 £0.98 pounds in 1762
£5 pounds in 1760 £4.91 pounds in 1762
£10 pounds in 1760 £9.82 pounds in 1762
£50 pounds in 1760 £49.11 pounds in 1762
£100 pounds in 1760 £98.21 pounds in 1762
£500 pounds in 1760 £491.07 pounds in 1762
£1,000 pounds in 1760 £982.14 pounds in 1762
£5,000 pounds in 1760 £4,910.71 pounds in 1762
£10,000 pounds in 1760 £9,821.43 pounds in 1762
£50,000 pounds in 1760 £49,107.14 pounds in 1762
£100,000 pounds in 1760 £98,214.29 pounds in 1762
£500,000 pounds in 1760 £491,071.43 pounds in 1762
£1,000,000 pounds in 1760 £982,142.86 pounds in 1762

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1760 to 1762

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1760 and 1762:

CPI in 1762 CPI in 1760
×
1760 GBP value
=
1762 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 5.6 in the year 1760 and 5.5 in 1762:

5.55.6
×
£1
=
£0.98

£1 in 1760 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.98 in 1762.

To get the total inflation rate for the 2 years between 1760 and 1762, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1762 - CPI in 1760CPI in 1760
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (2 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.5 - 5.65.6
×
100
=
-2%

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 in 1760 → 1762 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 31 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1760-GBP-in-1762?amount=1.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1760 to 1762
Cumulative price change -1.79%
Average inflation rate -0.90%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.98
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.02
CPI in 1760 5.600
CPI in 1762 5.500
Inflation in 1760 -3.45%
Inflation in 1762 3.77%