# U.S. inflation rate in 1830: -1.08%

## Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation in 1830 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power increased by 1.08% in 1830 compared to 1829. On average, you would have to spend 1.08% less money in 1830 than in 1829 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

In other words, \$1 in 1829 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.99 in 1830.

The 1829 inflation rate was -2.11%. The inflation rate in 1830 was -1.08%. The 1830 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.77% per year between 1830 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1830 was 9.20. It was 9.30 in the previous year, 1829. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1830 CPI is less than 1829 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -1.08% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.99 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.01 CPI in 1829 9.300 CPI in 1830 9.200 Inflation in 1829 -2.11% Inflation in 1830 -1.08%

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 1829 would be equivalent to £0.96 in 1830, an absolute change of £-0.04 and a cumulative change of -3.88%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$-0.01 and total percent change of -1.08%.

### 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 1829 and 1830.

Compare these values to the overall average of -1.08% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1829 → 1830
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 1829. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1829 to 1830

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1830CPI in 1829
×
1829 USD value
=
1830 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.3 in the year 1829 and 9.2 in 1830:

9.29.3
×
\$1
=
\$0.99

\$1 in 1829 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.99 in 1830.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1829 and 1830, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1830 - CPI in 1829CPI in 1829
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.2 - 9.39.3
×
100
=
-1%

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

• Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police
• William Austin Burt patents the typographer.
• Suttee, the tradition of a widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre, outlawed in India by Great Britain

### 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 1830 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 4 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1830.