£1 in 1953 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.02 in 1954. The pound had an average inflation rate of 1.98% per year between 1953 and 1954, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.98%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.98% in 1954 compared to 1953. On average, you would have to spend 1.98% more money in 1954 than in 1953 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1954 are 1.02 times as high as average prices since 1953, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1953 was 3.05%. The inflation rate in 1954 was 1.98%. The 1954 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.29% per year between 1954 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1954 was 41.30. It was 40.50 in the previous year, 1953. 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 | 1.98% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.02 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.02 |

CPI in 1953 | 40.500 |

CPI in 1954 | 41.300 |

Inflation in 1953 | 3.05% |

Inflation in 1954 | 1.98% |

£1 in 1953 | £1.02 in 1954 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1953 and 1954:

CPI in 1954 CPI in 1953

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1953 GBP value

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1954 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 40.5 in the year 1953 and 41.3 in 1954:

41.340.5

×

£1

=

£1 in 1953 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.02 in 1954.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1953 and 1954, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1954 - CPI in 1953CPI in 1953

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

41.3 - 40.540.5

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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 1954 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 5 Feb. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1954.

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

Average inflation rate | 1.98% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.02 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.02 |

CPI in 1953 | 40.500 |

CPI in 1954 | 41.300 |

Inflation in 1953 | 3.05% |

Inflation in 1954 | 1.98% |

£1 in 1953 | £1.02 in 1954 |