$1 in 1698 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.11 in 1699. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 10.53% per year between 1698 and 1699, producing a cumulative price increase of 10.53%. Purchasing power decreased by 10.53% in 1699 compared to 1698. On average, you would have to spend 10.53% more money in 1699 than in 1698 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1699 are 1.11 times higher than average prices since 1698, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The 1698 inflation rate was -5.00%. The inflation rate in 1699 was 10.53%. The 1699 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.31% per year between 1699 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1699 was 4.20. It was 3.80 in the previous year, 1698. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 10.53% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.11 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.11 |

CPI in 1698 | 3.800 |

CPI in 1699 | 4.200 |

Inflation in 1698 | -5.00% |

Inflation in 1699 | 10.53% |

$1 in 1698 | $1.11 in 1699 |

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1698 and 1699.

Compare these values to the overall average of 10.53% per year:

Category | Avg Inflation (%) | Total Inflation (%) | $1 in 1698 → 1699 |
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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 1698. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1698 and 1699:

CPI in 1699
CPI in 1698

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1698 USD value

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1699 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 3.8 in the year 1698 and 4.2 in 1699:

4.23.8

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$1

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$1 in 1698 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.11 in 1699.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1698 and 1699, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1699 - CPI in 1698CPI in 1698

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.2 - 3.83.8

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100

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Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (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 1699 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1699.

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.

Average inflation rate | 10.53% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.11 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.11 |

CPI in 1698 | 3.800 |

CPI in 1699 | 4.200 |

Inflation in 1698 | -5.00% |

Inflation in 1699 | 10.53% |

$1 in 1698 | $1.11 in 1699 |