£1 in 1822 is worth £0.74 in 1822

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Value of £1 from 1825 to 1822

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1822 are 26.45% lower than average prices since 1825. The British pound experienced an average inflation rate of 10.78% per year during this period, causing the real value of a pound to decrease.

In other words, £1 in 1825 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.74 in 1822, a difference of £-0.26 over 3 years.

The 1822 inflation rate was -13.59%. The inflation rate in 1825 was 17.48%. The 1825 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.36% per year between 1825 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change -26.45% Average inflation rate 10.78% Converted amount (£1 base) £0.74 Price difference (£1 base) £-0.26 CPI in 1825 12.100 CPI in 1822 8.900 Inflation in 1822 -13.59% Inflation in 1825 17.48%

GBP Inflation since 1750
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI

Buying power of £1 in 1822

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £1 in 1822 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £1, you would need to end with £0.74 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When £1 is equivalent to £0.74 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.K. pound decreases over time. In other words, a pound will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a pound over time. By calculating the value in 1822 dollars, the chart below shows how £1 is worth less over 3 years.

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: 1822-1825
Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1822 £1.00 -13.59%
1823 £1.07 6.74%
1824 £1.16 8.42%
1825 £1.36 17.48%
1826 £1.28 -5.79%
1827 £1.20 -6.14%
1828 £1.17 -2.80%
1829 £1.16 -0.96%
1830 £1.11 -3.88%
1831 £1.22 10.10%
1832 £1.13 -7.34%
1833 £1.07 -5.94%
1834 £0.98 -8.42%
1835 £1.00 2.30%
1836 £1.11 11.24%
1837 £1.13 2.02%
1838 £1.15 0.99%
1839 £1.22 6.86%
1840 £1.25 1.83%
1841 £1.22 -1.80%
1842 £1.12 -8.26%
1843 £1.00 -11.00%
1844 £1.00 0.00%
1845 £1.04 4.49%
1846 £1.09 4.30%
1847 £1.22 12.37%
1848 £1.07 -12.84%
1849 £1.00 -6.32%
1850 £0.94 -5.62%
1851 £0.91 -3.57%
1852 £0.91 0.00%
1853 £1.00 9.88%
1854 £1.15 14.61%
1855 £1.18 2.94%
1856 £1.18 0.00%
1857 £1.12 -4.76%
1858 £1.02 -9.00%
1859 £1.01 -1.10%
1860 £1.04 3.33%
1861 £1.07 2.15%
1862 £1.04 -2.11%
1863 £1.01 -3.23%
1864 £1.00 -1.11%
1865 £1.01 1.12%
1866 £1.07 5.56%
1867 £1.13 6.32%
1868 £1.12 -0.99%
1869 £1.07 -5.00%
1870 £1.07 0.00%
1871 £1.08 1.05%
1872 £1.12 4.17%
1873 £1.17 4.00%
1874 £1.12 -3.85%
1875 £1.10 -2.00%
1876 £1.10 0.00%
1877 £1.09 -1.02%
1878 £1.07 -2.06%
1879 £1.02 -4.21%
1880 £1.06 3.30%
1881 £1.04 -1.06%
1882 £1.06 1.08%
1883 £1.04 -1.06%
1884 £1.02 -2.15%
1885 £0.99 -3.30%
1886 £0.98 -1.14%
1887 £0.97 -1.15%
1888 £0.98 1.16%
1889 £0.99 1.15%
1890 £0.99 0.00%
1891 £1.00 1.14%
1892 £1.00 0.00%
1893 £0.99 -1.12%
1894 £0.98 -1.14%
1895 £0.97 -1.15%
1896 £0.96 -1.16%
1897 £0.98 2.35%
1898 £0.98 0.00%
1899 £0.99 1.15%
1900 £1.03 4.55%
1901 £1.03 0.00%
1902 £1.03 0.00%
1903 £1.04 1.09%
1904 £1.04 0.00%
1905 £1.04 0.00%
1906 £1.04 0.00%
1907 £1.06 1.08%
1908 £1.06 0.00%
1909 £1.07 1.06%
1910 £1.08 1.05%
1911 £1.08 0.00%
1912 £1.11 3.13%
1913 £1.10 -1.01%
1914 £1.10 0.00%
1915 £1.24 12.24%
1916 £1.46 18.18%
1917 £1.83 25.38%
1918 £2.24 22.09%
1919 £2.46 10.05%
1920 £2.84 15.53%
1921 £2.60 -8.70%
1922 £2.24 -13.85%
1923 £2.10 -6.03%
1924 £2.09 -0.53%
1925 £2.09 0.00%
1926 £2.08 -0.54%
1927 £2.02 -2.70%
1928 £2.02 0.00%
1929 £2.00 -1.11%
1930 £1.94 -2.81%
1931 £1.87 -4.05%
1932 £1.82 -2.41%
1933 £1.78 -2.47%
1934 £1.78 0.00%
1935 £1.79 0.63%
1936 £1.80 0.63%
1937 £1.87 3.75%
1938 £1.89 1.20%
1939 £1.94 2.98%
1940 £2.27 16.76%
1941 £2.52 10.89%
1942 £2.70 7.14%
1943 £2.79 3.33%
1944 £2.87 2.82%
1945 £2.94 2.75%
1946 £3.03 3.05%
1947 £3.25 7.04%
1948 £3.49 7.61%
1949 £3.60 2.89%
1950 £3.71 3.13%
1951 £4.04 9.09%
1952 £4.42 9.17%
1953 £4.55 3.05%
1954 £4.64 1.98%
1955 £4.84 4.36%
1956 £5.09 5.10%
1957 £5.27 3.53%
1958 £5.44 3.20%
1959 £5.46 0.41%
1960 £5.52 1.03%
1961 £5.71 3.46%
1962 £5.96 4.33%
1963 £6.07 1.89%
1964 £6.27 3.33%
1965 £6.56 4.66%
1966 £6.82 3.94%
1967 £7.00 2.64%
1968 £7.33 4.65%
1969 £7.72 5.37%
1970 £8.21 6.40%
1971 £8.99 9.44%
1972 £9.63 7.13%
1973 £10.51 9.10%
1974 £12.19 16.04%
1975 £15.15 24.24%
1976 £17.65 16.54%
1977 £20.45 15.85%
1978 £22.15 8.30%
1979 £25.11 13.39%
1980 £29.63 17.99%
1981 £33.15 11.87%
1982 £36.00 8.61%
1983 £37.65 4.59%
1984 £39.53 4.98%
1985 £41.93 6.08%
1986 £43.36 3.40%
1987 £45.17 4.17%
1988 £47.38 4.90%
1989 £51.07 7.78%
1990 £55.90 9.46%
1991 £59.18 5.87%
1992 £61.39 3.74%
1993 £62.37 1.59%
1994 £63.88 2.41%
1995 £66.09 3.47%
1996 £67.69 2.41%
1997 £69.81 3.14%
1998 £72.20 3.43%
1999 £73.31 1.54%
2000 £75.48 2.96%
2001 £76.82 1.77%
2002 £78.10 1.67%
2003 £80.36 2.89%
2004 £82.75 2.98%
2005 £85.09 2.82%
2006 £87.81 3.20%
2007 £91.57 4.29%
2008 £95.22 3.99%
2009 £94.72 -0.53%
2010 £99.09 4.61%
2011 £104.25 5.20%
2012 £107.60 3.21%
2013 £110.87 3.04%
2014 £113.48 2.36%
2015 £114.61 0.99%
2016 £116.60 1.74%
2017 £120.78 3.58%
2018 £123.77 2.48%
2019 £126.00 1.80%
2020 £127.89 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1822 amounts in 1825 pounds, based on the -26.45% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a pound in 1825
Initial value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1822 £1.36 pounds in 1825
£5 pounds in 1822 £6.80 pounds in 1825
£10 pounds in 1822 £13.60 pounds in 1825
£50 pounds in 1822 £67.98 pounds in 1825
£100 pounds in 1822 £135.96 pounds in 1825
£500 pounds in 1822 £679.78 pounds in 1825
£1,000 pounds in 1822 £1,359.55 pounds in 1825
£5,000 pounds in 1822 £6,797.75 pounds in 1825
£10,000 pounds in 1822 £13,595.51 pounds in 1825
£50,000 pounds in 1822 £67,977.53 pounds in 1825
£100,000 pounds in 1822 £135,955.06 pounds in 1825
£500,000 pounds in 1822 £679,775.28 pounds in 1825
£1,000,000 pounds in 1822 £1,359,550.56 pounds in 1825

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1822 to 1825

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1822 and 1825:

CPI in 1822 CPI in 1825
×
1825 GBP value
=
1822 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 12.1 in the year 1825 and 8.9 in 1822:

8.912.1
×
£1
=
£0.74

£1 in 1825 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.74 in 1822.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 1822 and 1825, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1822 - CPI in 1825CPI in 1825
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.9 - 12.112.1
×
100
=
-26%

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

• Forced relocation of the Eastern Indians to the Indian Territory approved by the US Congress.
• Russia and Great Britain establish the boundary between Alaska and Canada.
• Brazil's independence is recognized by Portugal
• Beginning of Decembrist uprising in Russia, against Russian emperor Nicholas I

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 1825 → 1822 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1825-GBP-in-1822?amount=1.