£1 in 2018 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.03 in 2019. The pound had an average inflation rate of 2.50% per year between 2018 and 2019, producing a cumulative price increase of 2.50%. Purchasing power decreased by 2.50% in 2019 compared to 2018. On average, you would have to spend 2.50% more money in 2019 than in 2018 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2019 are 1.03 times higher than average prices since 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 2018 inflation rate was 2.70%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 2.50%. The 2019 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.25% per year between 2019 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 2019 was 1,131.52. It was 1,103.92 in the previous year, 2018. 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 | 2.50% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.03 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.03 |

CPI in 2018 | 1,103.922 |

CPI in 2019 | 1,131.520 |

Inflation in 2018 | 2.70% |

Inflation in 2019 | 2.50% |

£1 in 2018 | £1.03 in 2019 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2018 and 2019:

CPI in 2019
CPI in 2018

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2018 GBP value

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2019 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 1103.9223 in the year 2018 and 1131.5203575 in 2019:

1131.52035751103.9223

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£1

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£1 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.03 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2018 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 2018CPI in 2018

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1131.5203575 - 1103.92231103.9223

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100

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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 2019 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-2019.

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

Average inflation rate | 2.50% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.03 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.03 |

CPI in 2018 | 1,103.922 |

CPI in 2019 | 1,131.520 |

Inflation in 2018 | 2.70% |

Inflation in 2019 | 2.50% |

£1 in 2018 | £1.03 in 2019 |