£1 in 1967 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.05 in 1968. The pound had an average inflation rate of 4.65% per year between 1967 and 1968, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.65%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.65% in 1968 compared to 1967. On average, you would have to spend 4.65% more money in 1968 than in 1967 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1968 are 1.05 times higher than average prices since 1967, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1967 inflation rate was 2.64%. The inflation rate in 1968 was 4.65%. The 1968 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.58% per year between 1968 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1968 was 65.20. It was 62.30 in the previous year, 1967. 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 | 4.65% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.05 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.05 |

CPI in 1967 | 62.300 |

CPI in 1968 | 65.200 |

Inflation in 1967 | 2.64% |

Inflation in 1968 | 4.65% |

£1 in 1967 | £1.05 in 1968 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1967 and 1968:

CPI in 1968
CPI in 1967

×

1967 GBP value

=

1968 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 62.3 in the year 1967 and 65.2 in 1968:

65.262.3

×

£1

=

£1 in 1967 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.05 in 1968.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1967 and 1968, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1968 - CPI in 1967CPI in 1967

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

65.2 - 62.362.3

×

100

=

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

- The largest US airborne assault since WWII occurs in Vietnam, known as Operation Junction City: 25,000 United States and South Vietnamese troops attack the Viet Cong.
- The world's first ATM machine is installed in London.
- The 6-day War begins between Israel and the Arabs.

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 1968 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1968.

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

Average inflation rate | 4.65% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.05 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.05 |

CPI in 1967 | 62.300 |

CPI in 1968 | 65.200 |

Inflation in 1967 | 2.64% |

Inflation in 1968 | 4.65% |

£1 in 1967 | £1.05 in 1968 |