U.S. inflation rate in 1636: 79.52%

Inflation in 1636 and its effect on dollar value

Purchasing power decreased by 79.52% in 1636 compared to 1635. On average, you would have to spend 79.52% more money in 1636 than in 1635 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 1635 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.80 in 1636.

The 1635 inflation rate was NaN%. The inflation rate in 1636 was 79.52%. The 1636 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.74% per year between 1636 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1636 was 14.90. It was 8.30 in the previous year, 1635. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1635 to 1636
Average inflation rate 79.52%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.80
Price difference ($1 base) $0.80
CPI in 1635 8.300
CPI in 1636 14.900
Inflation in 1635 0.00%
Inflation in 1636 79.52%

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1635 to 1636

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1635 and 1636:

CPI in 1636 CPI in 1635
×
1635 USD value
=
1636 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 8.3 in the year 1635 and 14.9 in 1636:

14.98.3
×
$1
=
$1.80

$1 in 1635 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.80 in 1636.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1635 and 1636, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1636 - CPI in 1635CPI in 1635
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

14.9 - 8.38.3
×
100
=
80%

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1636 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 8 Jul. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1636.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1635 to 1636
Average inflation rate 79.52%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.80
Price difference ($1 base) $0.80
CPI in 1635 8.300
CPI in 1636 14.900
Inflation in 1635 0.00%
Inflation in 1636 79.52%