# U.K. inflation rate in 1830: -3.88%

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## Inflation in 1830 and its effect on pound value

Purchasing power increased by 3.88% in 1830 compared to 1829. On average, you would have to spend 3.88% less money in 1830 than in 1829 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, £1 in 1829 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.96 in 1830.

The 1829 inflation rate was -0.96%. The inflation rate in 1830 was -3.88%. The 1830 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.53% per year between 1830 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1830 was 9.90. It was 10.30 in the previous year, 1829. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1830 CPI is less than 1829 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -3.88% Converted amount (£1 base) £0.96 Price difference (£1 base) £-0.04 CPI in 1829 10.300 CPI in 1830 9.900 Inflation in 1829 -0.96% Inflation in 1830 -3.88%

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

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1829 to 1830

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1829 and 1830:

CPI in 1830 CPI in 1829
×
1829 GBP value
=
1830 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 10.3 in the year 1829 and 9.9 in 1830:

9.910.3
×
£1
=
£0.96

£1 in 1829 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.96 in 1830.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1829 and 1830, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1830 - CPI in 1829CPI in 1829
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.9 - 10.310.3
×
100
=
-4%

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

• Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police
• William Austin Burt patents the typographer.
• Suttee, the tradition of a widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre, outlawed in India by Great Britain

## 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 1830 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1830.