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U.S. inflation rate in 1642: 0.00%

Inflation in 1642 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.00% in 1642 compared to 1641. On average, you would have to spend 0.00% more money in 1642 than in 1641 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1641 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1 in 1642.

The 1641 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1642 was 0.00%. The 1642 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 0.87% per year between 1642 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1642 was 9.60. It was 9.60 in the previous year, 1641. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.00 CPI in 1641 9.600 CPI in 1642 9.600 Inflation in 1641 0.00% Inflation in 1642 0.00%

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1641 and 1642.

Compare these values to the overall average of 0.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1641 → 1642
Food and beverages 0.00 0.00 1.00
Housing 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care 0.00 0.00 1.00
Recreation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Education and communication 0.00 0.00 1.00
Other goods and services 0.00 0.00 1.00

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1641. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1641 to 1642

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1642CPI in 1641
×
1641 USD value
=
1642 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.6 in the year 1641 and 9.6 in 1642:

9.69.6
×
\$1
=
\$1

\$1 in 1641 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1 in 1642.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1641 and 1642, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1642 - CPI in 1641CPI in 1641
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.6 - 9.69.6
×
100
=
0%

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 1642 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1642.