£1 in 1942 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.03 in 1943. The pound had an average inflation rate of 3.33% per year between 1942 and 1943, producing a cumulative price increase of 3.33%. Purchasing power decreased by 3.33% in 1943 compared to 1942. On average, you would have to spend 3.33% more money in 1943 than in 1942 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1943 are 1.03 times higher than average prices since 1942, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1942 was 7.14%. The inflation rate in 1943 was 3.33%. The 1943 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.09% per year between 1943 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1943 was 24.80. It was 24.00 in the previous year, 1942. 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 | 3.33% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.03 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.03 |

CPI in 1942 | 24.000 |

CPI in 1943 | 24.800 |

Inflation in 1942 | 7.14% |

Inflation in 1943 | 3.33% |

£1 in 1942 | £1.03 in 1943 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1942 and 1943:

CPI in 1943 CPI in 1942

×

1942 GBP value

=

1943 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 24 in the year 1942 and 24.8 in 1943:

24.824

×

£1

=

£1 in 1942 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.03 in 1943.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1942 and 1943, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1943 - CPI in 1942CPI in 1942

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

24.8 - 2424

×

100

=

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 1943 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Sep. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1943.

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Average inflation rate | 3.33% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.03 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.03 |

CPI in 1942 | 24.000 |

CPI in 1943 | 24.800 |

Inflation in 1942 | 7.14% |

Inflation in 1943 | 3.33% |

£1 in 1942 | £1.03 in 1943 |