# U.S. inflation rate in 1764: -6.67%

## Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation in 1764 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 6.67% in 1764 compared to 1763. On average, you would have to spend 6.67% less money in 1764 than in 1763 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, \$1 in 1763 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.93 in 1764.

The 1763 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1764 was -6.67%. The 1764 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.42% per year between 1764 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1764 was 7.00. It was 7.50 in the previous year, 1763. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1764 CPI is less than 1763 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -6.67% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.93 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.07 CPI in 1763 7.500 CPI in 1764 7.000 Inflation in 1763 0.00% Inflation in 1764 -6.67%

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

### Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1763 would be equivalent to £1.09 in 1764, an absolute change of £0.09 and a cumulative change of 8.77%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$-0.07 and total percent change of -6.67%.

### 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 1763 and 1764.

Compare these values to the overall average of -6.67% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1763 → 1764
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 1763. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1763 to 1764

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1764CPI in 1763
×
1763 USD value
=
1764 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 7.5 in the year 1763 and 7 in 1764:

77.5
×
\$1
=
\$0.93

\$1 in 1763 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.93 in 1764.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1763 and 1764, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1764 - CPI in 1763CPI in 1763
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7 - 7.57.5
×
100
=
-7%

### 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 1764 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 9 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1764.

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.

 Average inflation rate -6.67% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.93 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.07 CPI in 1763 7.500 CPI in 1764 7.000 Inflation in 1763 0.00% Inflation in 1764 -6.67%