# U.K. inflation rate in 1759: -7.94%

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## Inflation in 1759 and its effect on pound value

£1 in 1758 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.92 in 1759. The pound had an average deflation rate of -7.94% per year since 1758, producing a cumulative price change of -7.94%. Purchasing power increased by 7.94% in 1759 compared to 1758. On average, you would have to spend 7.94% less money in 1759 than in 1758 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

This means that prices in 1759 are 7.94% lower than average prices since 1758, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1758 was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1759 was -7.94%. The 1759 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.10% per year between 1759 and 2024.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1759 was 5.80. It was 6.30 in the previous year, 1758. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1759 CPI is less than 1758 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -7.94% Converted amount£1 base £0.92 Price difference£1 base £-0.08 CPI in 1758 6.300 CPI in 1759 5.800 Inflation in 1758 0.00% Inflation in 1759 -7.94% £1 in 1758 £0.92 in 1759

Recent GBP inflation
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI

## How to calculate inflation rate for £1, 1758 to 1759

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1758 and 1759:

CPI in 1759 CPI in 1758
×
1758 GBP value
=
1759 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 6.3 in the year 1758 and 5.8 in 1759:

5.86.3
×
£1
=
£0.92

£1 in 1758 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.92 in 1759.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1758 and 1759, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1759 - CPI in 1758CPI in 1758
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.8 - 6.36.3
×
100
=
-8%

## 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 the current year, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1759 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Sep. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1759.

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#### 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.

 Average inflation rate -7.94% Converted amount£1 base £0.92 Price difference£1 base £-0.08 CPI in 1758 6.300 CPI in 1759 5.800 Inflation in 1758 0.00% Inflation in 1759 -7.94% £1 in 1758 £0.92 in 1759