£1 in 1833 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.92 in 1834.
The pound had an average **deflation** rate of -8.42% per year since 1833, producing a cumulative price change of -8.42%.
Purchasing power *increased* by 8.42% in 1834 compared to 1833. On average, you would have to spend 8.42% *less* money in 1834 than in 1833 for the same item.
This is an example of **deflation**.

This means that prices in 1834 are 8.42% lower than average prices since 1833, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1833 inflation rate was -5.94%. The inflation rate in 1834 was -8.42%. The 1834 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.65% per year between 1834 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1834 was 8.70. It was 9.50 in the previous year, 1833. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1834 CPI is less than 1833 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

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Average inflation rate | -8.42% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £0.92 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £-0.08 |

CPI in 1833 | 9.500 |

CPI in 1834 | 8.700 |

Inflation in 1833 | -5.94% |

Inflation in 1834 | -8.42% |

£1 in 1833 | £0.92 in 1834 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1833 and 1834:

CPI in 1834
CPI in 1833

×

1833 GBP value

=

1834 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 9.5 in the year 1833 and 8.7 in 1834:

8.79.5

×

£1

=

£1 in 1833 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.92 in 1834.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1833 and 1834, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1834 - CPI in 1833CPI in 1833

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.7 - 9.59.5

×

100

=

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

- The Falkland Islands, in the South Atlantic, fall under British control.
- Joseph Pease, a Quaker, is admitted to Parliament.
- Charles Darwin arrives at the Straits of Ponsonby, Fireland.

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 1834 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1834.

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

Average inflation rate | -8.42% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £0.92 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £-0.08 |

CPI in 1833 | 9.500 |

CPI in 1834 | 8.700 |

Inflation in 1833 | -5.94% |

Inflation in 1834 | -8.42% |

£1 in 1833 | £0.92 in 1834 |