£1 in 1947 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.08 in 1948. The pound had an average inflation rate of 7.61% per year between 1947 and 1948, producing a cumulative price increase of 7.61%. Purchasing power decreased by 7.61% in 1948 compared to 1947. On average, you would have to spend 7.61% more money in 1948 than in 1947 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1948 are 1.08 times higher than average prices since 1947, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1947 inflation rate was 7.04%. The inflation rate in 1948 was 7.61%. The 1948 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 5.08% per year between 1948 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1948 was 31.10. It was 28.90 in the previous year, 1947. 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 | 7.61% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.08 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.08 |

CPI in 1947 | 28.900 |

CPI in 1948 | 31.100 |

Inflation in 1947 | 7.04% |

Inflation in 1948 | 7.61% |

£1 in 1947 | £1.08 in 1948 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1947 and 1948:

CPI in 1948
CPI in 1947

×

1947 GBP value

=

1948 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 28.9 in the year 1947 and 31.1 in 1948:

31.128.9

×

£1

=

£1 in 1947 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.08 in 1948.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1947 and 1948, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1948 - CPI in 1947CPI in 1947

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

31.1 - 28.928.9

×

100

=

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

- Civil disorder in Taiwan is put down resulting in the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
- The new Japanese constitution comes into effect.
- The alleged Roswell UFO incident happens.

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 1948 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1948.

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

Average inflation rate | 7.61% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.08 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.08 |

CPI in 1947 | 28.900 |

CPI in 1948 | 31.100 |

Inflation in 1947 | 7.04% |

Inflation in 1948 | 7.61% |

£1 in 1947 | £1.08 in 1948 |