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# \$100 in 1795 → \$92.86 in 1805

### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$100 in 1795 to 1805

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1805 are 7.14% lower than average prices since 1795. The U.S. dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -0.74% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, \$100 in 1795 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$92.86 in 1805, a difference of \$-7.14 over 10 years.

The 1795 inflation rate was 14.55%. The inflation rate in 1805 was -0.85%. The 1805 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.45% per year between 1805 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change -7.14% Average inflation rate -0.74% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$92.86 Price difference (\$100 base) \$-7.14 CPI in 1795 12.600 CPI in 1805 11.700 Inflation in 1795 14.55% Inflation in 1805 -0.85%

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

### Buying power of \$100 in 1795

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1795 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$92.86 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1795 \$100.00 14.55%
1796 \$104.76 4.76%
1797 \$100.79 -3.79%
1798 \$97.62 -3.15%
1799 \$97.62 0.00%
1800 \$100.00 2.44%
1801 \$100.79 0.79%
1802 \$84.92 -15.75%
1803 \$89.68 5.61%
1804 \$93.65 4.42%
1805 \$92.86 -0.85%
1806 \$96.83 4.27%
1807 \$92.06 -4.92%
1808 \$100.00 8.62%
1809 \$97.62 -2.38%
1810 \$97.62 0.00%
1811 \$103.97 6.50%
1812 \$105.56 1.53%
1813 \$126.98 20.30%
1814 \$139.68 10.00%
1815 \$122.22 -12.50%
1816 \$111.90 -8.44%
1817 \$105.56 -5.67%
1818 \$100.79 -4.51%
1819 \$100.79 0.00%
1820 \$92.86 -7.87%
1821 \$89.68 -3.42%
1822 \$92.86 3.54%
1823 \$83.33 -10.26%
1824 \$76.98 -7.62%
1825 \$78.57 2.06%
1826 \$78.57 0.00%
1827 \$79.37 1.01%
1828 \$75.40 -5.00%
1829 \$73.81 -2.11%
1830 \$73.02 -1.08%
1831 \$69.05 -5.43%
1832 \$68.25 -1.15%
1833 \$66.67 -2.33%
1834 \$68.25 2.38%
1835 \$69.84 2.33%
1836 \$73.81 5.68%
1837 \$76.19 3.23%
1838 \$73.81 -3.12%
1839 \$73.81 0.00%
1840 \$69.05 -6.45%
1841 \$69.05 0.00%
1842 \$65.08 -5.75%
1843 \$58.73 -9.76%
1844 \$59.52 1.35%
1845 \$60.32 1.33%
1846 \$61.11 1.32%
1847 \$65.08 6.49%
1848 \$62.70 -3.66%
1849 \$61.11 -2.53%
1850 \$61.90 1.30%
1851 \$61.11 -1.28%
1852 \$61.11 0.00%
1853 \$61.11 0.00%
1854 \$66.67 9.09%
1855 \$69.05 3.57%
1856 \$67.46 -2.30%
1857 \$69.05 2.35%
1858 \$65.08 -5.75%
1859 \$65.87 1.22%
1860 \$65.87 0.00%
1861 \$69.84 6.02%
1862 \$80.16 14.77%
1863 \$100.00 24.75%
1864 \$124.60 24.60%
1865 \$129.37 3.82%
1866 \$126.19 -2.45%
1867 \$117.46 -6.92%
1868 \$112.70 -4.05%
1869 \$107.94 -4.23%
1870 \$103.97 -3.68%
1871 \$96.83 -6.87%
1872 \$96.83 0.00%
1873 \$95.24 -1.64%
1874 \$90.48 -5.00%
1875 \$87.30 -3.51%
1876 \$84.92 -2.73%
1877 \$83.33 -1.87%
1878 \$79.37 -4.76%
1879 \$79.37 0.00%
1880 \$80.95 2.00%
1881 \$80.95 0.00%
1882 \$80.95 0.00%
1883 \$80.16 -0.98%
1884 \$77.78 -2.97%
1885 \$76.98 -1.02%
1886 \$74.60 -3.09%
1887 \$75.40 1.06%
1888 \$75.40 0.00%
1889 \$73.02 -3.16%
1890 \$72.22 -1.09%
1891 \$72.22 0.00%
1892 \$72.22 0.00%
1893 \$71.43 -1.10%
1894 \$68.25 -4.44%
1895 \$66.67 -2.33%
1896 \$66.67 0.00%
1897 \$65.87 -1.19%
1898 \$65.87 0.00%
1899 \$65.87 0.00%
1900 \$66.67 1.20%
1901 \$67.46 1.19%
1902 \$68.25 1.18%
1903 \$69.84 2.33%
1904 \$70.63 1.14%
1905 \$69.84 -1.12%
1906 \$71.43 2.27%
1907 \$74.60 4.44%
1908 \$73.02 -2.13%
1909 \$72.22 -1.09%
1910 \$75.40 4.40%
1911 \$75.40 0.00%
1912 \$76.98 2.11%
1913 \$78.57 2.06%
1914 \$79.37 1.01%
1915 \$80.16 1.00%
1916 \$86.51 7.92%
1917 \$101.59 17.43%
1918 \$119.84 17.97%
1919 \$137.30 14.57%
1920 \$158.73 15.61%
1921 \$142.06 -10.50%
1922 \$133.33 -6.15%
1923 \$135.71 1.79%
1924 \$135.71 0.00%
1925 \$138.89 2.34%
1926 \$140.48 1.14%
1927 \$138.10 -1.69%
1928 \$135.71 -1.72%
1929 \$135.71 0.00%
1930 \$132.54 -2.34%
1931 \$120.63 -8.98%
1932 \$108.73 -9.87%
1933 \$103.17 -5.11%
1934 \$106.35 3.08%
1935 \$108.73 2.24%
1936 \$110.32 1.46%
1937 \$114.29 3.60%
1938 \$111.90 -2.08%
1939 \$110.32 -1.42%
1940 \$111.11 0.72%
1941 \$116.67 5.00%
1942 \$129.37 10.88%
1943 \$137.30 6.13%
1944 \$139.68 1.73%
1945 \$142.86 2.27%
1946 \$154.76 8.33%
1947 \$176.98 14.36%
1948 \$191.27 8.07%
1949 \$188.89 -1.24%
1950 \$191.27 1.26%
1951 \$206.35 7.88%
1952 \$210.32 1.92%
1953 \$211.90 0.75%
1954 \$213.49 0.75%
1955 \$212.70 -0.37%
1956 \$215.87 1.49%
1957 \$223.02 3.31%
1958 \$229.37 2.85%
1959 \$230.95 0.69%
1960 \$234.92 1.72%
1961 \$237.30 1.01%
1962 \$239.68 1.00%
1963 \$242.86 1.32%
1964 \$246.03 1.31%
1965 \$250.00 1.61%
1966 \$257.14 2.86%
1967 \$265.08 3.09%
1968 \$276.19 4.19%
1969 \$291.27 5.46%
1970 \$307.94 5.72%
1971 \$321.43 4.38%
1972 \$331.75 3.21%
1973 \$352.38 6.22%
1974 \$391.27 11.04%
1975 \$426.98 9.13%
1976 \$451.59 5.76%
1977 \$480.95 6.50%
1978 \$517.46 7.59%
1979 \$576.19 11.35%
1980 \$653.97 13.50%
1981 \$721.43 10.32%
1982 \$765.87 6.16%
1983 \$790.48 3.21%
1984 \$824.60 4.32%
1985 \$853.97 3.56%
1986 \$869.84 1.86%
1987 \$901.59 3.65%
1988 \$938.89 4.14%
1989 \$984.13 4.82%
1990 \$1,037.30 5.40%
1991 \$1,080.95 4.21%
1992 \$1,113.49 3.01%
1993 \$1,146.83 2.99%
1994 \$1,176.19 2.56%
1995 \$1,209.52 2.83%
1996 \$1,245.24 2.95%
1997 \$1,273.81 2.29%
1998 \$1,293.65 1.56%
1999 \$1,322.22 2.21%
2000 \$1,366.67 3.36%
2001 \$1,405.56 2.85%
2002 \$1,427.78 1.58%
2003 \$1,460.32 2.28%
2004 \$1,499.21 2.66%
2005 \$1,550.00 3.39%
2006 \$1,600.00 3.23%
2007 \$1,645.57 2.85%
2008 \$1,708.75 3.84%
2009 \$1,702.67 -0.36%
2010 \$1,730.60 1.64%
2011 \$1,785.23 3.16%
2012 \$1,822.17 2.07%
2013 \$1,848.87 1.46%
2014 \$1,878.86 1.62%
2015 \$1,881.09 0.12%
2016 \$1,904.82 1.26%
2017 \$1,945.40 2.13%
2018 \$1,993.89 2.49%
2019 \$2,029.03 1.76%
2020 \$2,039.48 0.51%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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### Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £100.00 in 1795 would be equivalent to £139.36 in 1805, an absolute change of £39.36 and a cumulative change of 39.36%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$-7.14 and total percent change of -7.14%.

### 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 1795 and 1805.

Compare these values to the overall average of -0.74% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$100 in 1795 → 1805
Food and beverages 0.00 0.00 100.00
Housing 0.00 0.00 100.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 100.00
Transportation 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care 0.00 0.00 100.00
Recreation 0.00 0.00 100.00
Education and communication 0.00 0.00 100.00
Other goods and services 0.00 0.00 100.00

The graph below compares inflation in categories of goods over time. Click on a category such as "Food" to toggle it on or off:

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1795. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$100, 1795 to 1805

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1805CPI in 1795
×
1795 USD value
=
1805 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 12.6 in the year 1795 and 11.7 in 1805:

11.712.6
×
\$100
=
\$92.86

\$100 in 1795 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$92.86 in 1805.

To get the total inflation rate for the 10 years between 1795 and 1805, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1805 - CPI in 1795CPI in 1795
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (10 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

11.7 - 12.612.6
×
100
=
-7%

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

• The British capture Cape town.
• The United States establishes its southern border after signing the Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and US. This treaty also gave America the right to navigate the Mississippi River
• End of oligarchy in Amsterdam after a democratic revolution.

### 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: “\$100 in 1795 → 1805 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1795-dollars-in-1805?amount=100.