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# U.K. inflation rate in 1828: -2.80%

### Inflation in 1828 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power increased by 2.80% in 1828 compared to 1827. On average, you would have to spend 2.80% less money in 1828 than in 1827 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, £1 in 1827 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.97 in 1828.

The 1827 inflation rate was -6.14%. The inflation rate in 1828 was -2.80%. The 1828 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.48% per year between 1828 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1828 was 10.40. It was 10.70 in the previous year, 1827. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1828 CPI is less than 1827 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -2.80% Converted amount (£1 base) £0.97 Price difference (£1 base) £-0.03 CPI in 1827 10.700 CPI in 1828 10.400 Inflation in 1827 -6.14% Inflation in 1828 -2.80%

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

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1827 to 1828

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1828CPI in 1827
×
1827 GBP value
=
1828 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 10.7 in the year 1827 and 10.4 in 1828:

10.410.7
×
£1
=
£0.97

£1 in 1827 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.97 in 1828.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1827 and 1828, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1828 - CPI in 1827CPI in 1827
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.4 - 10.710.7
×
100
=
-3%

### News headlines from 1827

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

• Opium monopoly on Java established by the Dutch Trade Company NHM
• Duke of Wellington is chosen as supreme commander of British forces
• Ellen Turner a wealthy Cheshire heiress, is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, he goes on to be a successful politician in New Zealand.

### 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: “Inflation Rate in 1828 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1828.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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

#### 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 -2.80% Converted amount (£1 base) £0.97 Price difference (£1 base) £-0.03 CPI in 1827 10.700 CPI in 1828 10.400 Inflation in 1827 -6.14% Inflation in 1828 -2.80%