U.K. inflation rate in 1910: 1.05%

Inflation in 1910 and its effect on pound value

£1 in 1909 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.01 in 1910. The pound had an average inflation rate of 1.05% per year between 1909 and 1910, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.05%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.05% in 1910 compared to 1909. On average, you would have to spend 1.05% more money in 1910 than in 1909 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1910 are 1.01 times higher than average prices since 1909, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1909 was 1.06%. The inflation rate in 1910 was 1.05%. The 1910 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.51% per year between 1910 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1910 was 9.60. It was 9.50 in the previous year, 1909. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1909 to 1910
Average inflation rate1.05%
Converted amount (£1 base)£1.01
Price difference (£1 base)£0.01
CPI in 19099.500
CPI in 19109.600
Inflation in 19091.06%
Inflation in 19101.05%
£1 in 1909£1.01 in 1910

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How to calculate inflation rate for £1, 1909 to 1910

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1909 and 1910:

CPI in 1910 CPI in 1909
×
1909 GBP value
=
1910 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 9.5 in the year 1909 and 9.6 in 1910:

9.69.5
×
£1
=
£1.01

£1 in 1909 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.01 in 1910.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1909 and 1910, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1910 - CPI in 1909CPI in 1909
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.6 - 9.59.5
×
100
=
1%

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 1910 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 7 Dec. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1910.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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


Ian Webster

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.

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Inflation from 1909 to 1910
Average inflation rate1.05%
Converted amount (£1 base)£1.01
Price difference (£1 base)£0.01
CPI in 19099.500
CPI in 19109.600
Inflation in 19091.06%
Inflation in 19101.05%
£1 in 1909£1.01 in 1910