# U.S. inflation rate in 1746: 4.35%

## Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation in 1746 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 4.35% in 1746 compared to 1745. On average, you would have to spend 4.35% more money in 1746 than in 1745 for the same item.

In other words, \$1 in 1745 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.04 in 1746.

The 1745 inflation rate was -4.17%. The inflation rate in 1746 was 4.35%. The 1746 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.47% per year between 1746 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1746 was 4.80. It was 4.60 in the previous year, 1745. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 4.35% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.04 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.04 CPI in 1745 4.600 CPI in 1746 4.800 Inflation in 1745 -4.17% Inflation in 1746 4.35%

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 1745 and 1746.

Compare these values to the overall average of 4.35% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1745 → 1746
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 1745. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1745 to 1746

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1746CPI in 1745
×
1745 USD value
=
1746 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.6 in the year 1745 and 4.8 in 1746:

4.84.6
×
\$1
=
\$1.04

\$1 in 1745 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.04 in 1746.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1745 and 1746, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1746 - CPI in 1745CPI in 1745
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.8 - 4.64.6
×
100
=
4%

### 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 1746 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 30 Mar. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1746.