# U.S. inflation rate in 1653: 30.00%

## Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation in 1653 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 30.00% in 1653 compared to 1652. On average, you would have to spend 30.00% more money in 1653 than in 1652 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1652 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.30 in 1653.

The 1652 inflation rate was -21.05%. The inflation rate in 1653 was 30.00%. The 1653 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.96% per year between 1653 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1653 was 7.80. It was 6.00 in the previous year, 1652. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 30.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.30 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.30 CPI in 1652 6.000 CPI in 1653 7.800 Inflation in 1652 -21.05% Inflation in 1653 30.00%

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 1652 and 1653.

Compare these values to the overall average of 30.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1652 → 1653
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 1652. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1652 to 1653

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1653CPI in 1652
×
1652 USD value
=
1653 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 6 in the year 1652 and 7.8 in 1653:

7.86
×
\$1
=
\$1.30

\$1 in 1652 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.30 in 1653.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1652 and 1653, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1653 - CPI in 1652CPI in 1652
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.8 - 66
×
100
=
30%

### 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 1653 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 9 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1653.