# £1 in 1863 is worth £1 in 1863

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## Value of £1 from 1865 to 1863

The British pound experienced an average inflation rate of 0.00% per year during this period, causing the real value of a pound to decrease.

In other words, £1 in 1865 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1 in 1863, a difference of £0.00 over 2 years.

The 1863 inflation rate was -3.23%. The inflation rate in 1865 was 1.12%. The 1865 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.17% per year between 1865 and 2020.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (£1 base) £1 Price difference (£1 base) £0.00 CPI in 1865 9.000 CPI in 1863 9.000 Inflation in 1863 -3.23% Inflation in 1865 1.12%

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

## Buying power of £1 in 1863

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £1 in 1863 (price index tracking began in 1750).

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

When £1 is equivalent to £1 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 1863 dollars, the chart below shows how £1 is worth less over 2 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: 1863-1865
Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1863 £1.00 -3.23%
1864 £0.99 -1.11%
1865 £1.00 1.12%
1866 £1.06 5.56%
1867 £1.12 6.32%
1868 £1.11 -0.99%
1869 £1.06 -5.00%
1870 £1.06 0.00%
1871 £1.07 1.05%
1872 £1.11 4.17%
1873 £1.16 4.00%
1874 £1.11 -3.85%
1875 £1.09 -2.00%
1876 £1.09 0.00%
1877 £1.08 -1.02%
1878 £1.06 -2.06%
1879 £1.01 -4.21%
1880 £1.04 3.30%
1881 £1.03 -1.06%
1882 £1.04 1.08%
1883 £1.03 -1.06%
1884 £1.01 -2.15%
1885 £0.98 -3.30%
1886 £0.97 -1.14%
1887 £0.96 -1.15%
1888 £0.97 1.16%
1889 £0.98 1.15%
1890 £0.98 0.00%
1891 £0.99 1.14%
1892 £0.99 0.00%
1893 £0.98 -1.12%
1894 £0.97 -1.14%
1895 £0.96 -1.15%
1896 £0.94 -1.16%
1897 £0.97 2.35%
1898 £0.97 0.00%
1899 £0.98 1.15%
1900 £1.02 4.55%
1901 £1.02 0.00%
1902 £1.02 0.00%
1903 £1.03 1.09%
1904 £1.03 0.00%
1905 £1.03 0.00%
1906 £1.03 0.00%
1907 £1.04 1.08%
1908 £1.04 0.00%
1909 £1.06 1.06%
1910 £1.07 1.05%
1911 £1.07 0.00%
1912 £1.10 3.13%
1913 £1.09 -1.01%
1914 £1.09 0.00%
1915 £1.22 12.24%
1916 £1.44 18.18%
1917 £1.81 25.38%
1918 £2.21 22.09%
1919 £2.43 10.05%
1920 £2.81 15.53%
1921 £2.57 -8.70%
1922 £2.21 -13.85%
1923 £2.08 -6.03%
1924 £2.07 -0.53%
1925 £2.07 0.00%
1926 £2.06 -0.54%
1927 £2.00 -2.70%
1928 £2.00 0.00%
1929 £1.98 -1.11%
1930 £1.92 -2.81%
1931 £1.84 -4.05%
1932 £1.80 -2.41%
1933 £1.76 -2.47%
1934 £1.76 0.00%
1935 £1.77 0.63%
1936 £1.78 0.63%
1937 £1.84 3.75%
1938 £1.87 1.20%
1939 £1.92 2.98%
1940 £2.24 16.76%
1941 £2.49 10.89%
1942 £2.67 7.14%
1943 £2.76 3.33%
1944 £2.83 2.82%
1945 £2.91 2.75%
1946 £3.00 3.05%
1947 £3.21 7.04%
1948 £3.46 7.61%
1949 £3.56 2.89%
1950 £3.67 3.13%
1951 £4.00 9.09%
1952 £4.37 9.17%
1953 £4.50 3.05%
1954 £4.59 1.98%
1955 £4.79 4.36%
1956 £5.03 5.10%
1957 £5.21 3.53%
1958 £5.38 3.20%
1959 £5.40 0.41%
1960 £5.46 1.03%
1961 £5.64 3.46%
1962 £5.89 4.33%
1963 £6.00 1.89%
1964 £6.20 3.33%
1965 £6.49 4.66%
1966 £6.74 3.94%
1967 £6.92 2.64%
1968 £7.24 4.65%
1969 £7.63 5.37%
1970 £8.12 6.40%
1971 £8.89 9.44%
1972 £9.52 7.13%
1973 £10.39 9.10%
1974 £12.06 16.04%
1975 £14.98 24.24%
1976 £17.46 16.54%
1977 £20.22 15.85%
1978 £21.90 8.30%
1979 £24.83 13.39%
1980 £29.30 17.99%
1981 £32.78 11.87%
1982 £35.60 8.61%
1983 £37.23 4.59%
1984 £39.09 4.98%
1985 £41.47 6.08%
1986 £42.88 3.40%
1987 £44.67 4.17%
1988 £46.86 4.90%
1989 £50.50 7.78%
1990 £55.28 9.46%
1991 £58.52 5.87%
1992 £60.71 3.74%
1993 £61.68 1.59%
1994 £63.17 2.41%
1995 £65.36 3.47%
1996 £66.93 2.41%
1997 £69.03 3.14%
1998 £71.40 3.43%
1999 £72.50 1.54%
2000 £74.64 2.96%
2001 £75.97 1.77%
2002 £77.23 1.67%
2003 £79.47 2.89%
2004 £81.83 2.98%
2005 £84.14 2.82%
2006 £86.83 3.20%
2007 £90.56 4.29%
2008 £94.17 3.99%
2009 £93.67 -0.53%
2010 £97.99 4.61%
2011 £103.09 5.20%
2012 £106.40 3.21%
2013 £109.63 3.04%
2014 £112.22 2.36%
2015 £113.33 0.99%
2016 £115.30 1.74%
2017 £119.43 3.58%
2018 £122.40 2.48%
2019 £124.60 1.80%
2020 £126.47 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1863 amounts in 1865 pounds, based on the 0.00% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a pound in 1865
Initial value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1863 £1.00 pounds in 1865
£5 pounds in 1863 £5.00 pounds in 1865
£10 pounds in 1863 £10.00 pounds in 1865
£50 pounds in 1863 £50.00 pounds in 1865
£100 pounds in 1863 £100.00 pounds in 1865
£500 pounds in 1863 £500.00 pounds in 1865
£1,000 pounds in 1863 £1,000.00 pounds in 1865
£5,000 pounds in 1863 £5,000.00 pounds in 1865
£10,000 pounds in 1863 £10,000.00 pounds in 1865
£50,000 pounds in 1863 £50,000.00 pounds in 1865
£100,000 pounds in 1863 £100,000.00 pounds in 1865
£500,000 pounds in 1863 £500,000.00 pounds in 1865
£1,000,000 pounds in 1863 £1,000,000.00 pounds in 1865

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1863 to 1865

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1863 and 1865:

CPI in 1863 CPI in 1865
×
1865 GBP value
=
1863 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 9 in the year 1865 and 9 in 1863:

99
×
£1
=
£1

£1 in 1865 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1 in 1863.

To get the total inflation rate for the 2 years between 1863 and 1865, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1863 - CPI in 1865CPI in 1865
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (2 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9 - 99
×
100
=
0%

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

• America abolishes slavery after Congress passes the 13th Amendment.
• John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, in Washington.
• The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad Street.
• Columbia, South Carolina burns during the American Civil War.

## 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 1865 → 1863 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1865-GBP-in-1863?amount=1.