£1 in 1813 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.87 in 1814.
The pound had an average **deflation** rate of -12.88% per year since 1813, producing a cumulative price change of -12.88%.
Purchasing power *increased* by 12.88% in 1814 compared to 1813. On average, you would have to spend 12.88% *less* money in 1814 than in 1813 for the same item.
This is an example of **deflation**.

This means that prices in 1814 are 12.88% lower than average prices since 1813, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1813 inflation rate was 2.52%. The inflation rate in 1814 was -12.88%. The 1814 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.15% per year between 1814 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1814 was 14.20. It was 16.30 in the previous year, 1813. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1814 CPI is less than 1813 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

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Average inflation rate | -12.88% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £0.87 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £-0.13 |

CPI in 1813 | 16.300 |

CPI in 1814 | 14.200 |

Inflation in 1813 | 2.52% |

Inflation in 1814 | -12.88% |

£1 in 1813 | £0.87 in 1814 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1813 and 1814:

CPI in 1814
CPI in 1813

×

1813 GBP value

=

1814 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 16.3 in the year 1813 and 14.2 in 1814:

14.216.3

×

£1

=

£1 in 1813 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.87 in 1814.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1813 and 1814, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1814 - CPI in 1813CPI in 1813

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

14.2 - 16.316.3

×

100

=

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

- Pineapples are planted in Hawaii for the first time.
- Simón Bolívar, leader of the South American independence movement, enters Merida, leading to the invasion of Venezuela. Bolívar was proclaimed The Liberator (El Libertador, in spanish)
- American armies defeat the British in the Battle of Thames, in Canada.

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 1814 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1814.

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

Average inflation rate | -12.88% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £0.87 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £-0.13 |

CPI in 1813 | 16.300 |

CPI in 1814 | 14.200 |

Inflation in 1813 | 2.52% |

Inflation in 1814 | -12.88% |

£1 in 1813 | £0.87 in 1814 |