U.S. inflation rate in 1733: 2.63%

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U.S. inflation rate in 1733: 2.63%

Inflation in 1733 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.63% in 1733 compared to 1732. On average, you would have to spend 2.63% more money in 1733 than in 1732 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 1732 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.03 in 1733.

The 1732 inflation rate was -9.52%. The inflation rate in 1733 was 2.63%. The 1733 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.48% per year between 1733 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1733 was 3.90. It was 3.80 in the previous year, 1732. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1732 to 1733
Average inflation rate 2.63%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.03
Price difference ($1 base) $0.03
CPI in 1732 3.800
CPI in 1733 3.900
Inflation in 1732 -9.52%
Inflation in 1733 2.63%

U.S. inflation chart since 1665


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 1732 and 1733.

Compare these values to the overall average of 2.63% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1732 → 1733
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 1732. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1732 to 1733

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1733CPI in 1732
×
1732 USD value
=
1733 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 3.8 in the year 1732 and 3.9 in 1733:

3.93.8
×
$1
=
$1.03

$1 in 1732 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.03 in 1733.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1732 and 1733, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1733 - CPI in 1732CPI in 1732
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.9 - 3.83.8
×
100
=
3%

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 1733 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1733.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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


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 1732 to 1733
Average inflation rate 2.63%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.03
Price difference ($1 base) $0.03
CPI in 1732 3.800
CPI in 1733 3.900
Inflation in 1732 -9.52%
Inflation in 1733 2.63%