£1 in 1755 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.04 in 1756. The pound had an average inflation rate of 4.00% per year between 1755 and 1756, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.00%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.00% in 1756 compared to 1755. On average, you would have to spend 4.00% more money in 1756 than in 1755 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1756 are 1.04 times higher than average prices since 1755, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1755 inflation rate was -5.66%. The inflation rate in 1756 was 4.00%. The 1756 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.06% per year between 1756 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1756 was 5.20. It was 5.00 in the previous year, 1755. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 4.00% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.04 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.04 |

CPI in 1755 | 5.000 |

CPI in 1756 | 5.200 |

Inflation in 1755 | -5.66% |

Inflation in 1756 | 4.00% |

£1 in 1755 | £1.04 in 1756 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1755 and 1756:

CPI in 1756
CPI in 1755

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1755 GBP value

=

1756 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 5 in the year 1755 and 5.2 in 1756:

5.25

×

£1

=

£1 in 1755 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.04 in 1756.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1755 and 1756, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1756 - CPI in 1755CPI in 1755

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100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.2 - 55

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100

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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: “Inflation Rate in 1756 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Jan. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1756.

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

Average inflation rate | 4.00% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.04 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.04 |

CPI in 1755 | 5.000 |

CPI in 1756 | 5.200 |

Inflation in 1755 | -5.66% |

Inflation in 1756 | 4.00% |

£1 in 1755 | £1.04 in 1756 |