£1 in 1816 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.14 in 1817. The pound had an average inflation rate of 13.79% per year between 1816 and 1817, producing a cumulative price increase of 13.79%. Purchasing power decreased by 13.79% in 1817 compared to 1816. On average, you would have to spend 13.79% more money in 1817 than in 1816 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1817 are 1.14 times higher than average prices since 1816, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1816 inflation rate was -8.66%. The inflation rate in 1817 was 13.79%. The 1817 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.22% per year between 1817 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1817 was 13.20. It was 11.60 in the previous year, 1816. 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 | 13.79% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.14 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.14 |

CPI in 1816 | 11.600 |

CPI in 1817 | 13.200 |

Inflation in 1816 | -8.66% |

Inflation in 1817 | 13.79% |

£1 in 1816 | £1.14 in 1817 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1816 and 1817:

CPI in 1817
CPI in 1816

×

1816 GBP value

=

1817 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 11.6 in the year 1816 and 13.2 in 1817:

13.211.6

×

£1

=

£1 in 1816 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.14 in 1817.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1816 and 1817, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1817 - CPI in 1816CPI in 1816

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

13.2 - 11.611.6

×

100

=

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

- Bonaparte family is excluded from France forever.
- Napoleon's defeat means that the Dutch regain Suriname from the French.
- The Free city of Lubeck, Germany, banishes its Jewish population.

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 1817 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1817.

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

Average inflation rate | 13.79% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.14 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.14 |

CPI in 1816 | 11.600 |

CPI in 1817 | 13.200 |

Inflation in 1816 | -8.66% |

Inflation in 1817 | 13.79% |

£1 in 1816 | £1.14 in 1817 |