# £100 in 1750 is worth £27,342.65 today

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## The British pound has lost 99.634% of its value since 1750

Updated: November 14, 2023

£100 in 1750 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £27,342.65 today, an increase of £27,242.65 over 273 years. The pound had an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year between 1750 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 27,242.65%.

This means that today's prices are 273.43 times as high as average prices since 1750, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index. A pound today only buys 0.366% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1750 was NaN%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now 6.70%. If this number holds, £100 today will be equivalent in buying power to £106.70 next year.

 Cumulative price change 27,242.65% Average inflation rate 2.08% Converted amount£100 base £27,342.65 Price difference£100 base £27,242.65 CPI in 1750 5.100 CPI in 2023 1,394.475 Inflation in 1750 0.00% Inflation in 2023 6.70% £100 in 1750 £27,342.65 in 2023

GBP inflation since 1750
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI

## Buying power of £100 in 1750

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £100 in 1750 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £100, you would need to end with £27,342.65 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When £100 is equivalent to £27,342.65 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.K. pound decreases over time. In other words, a pound will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a pound over time. By calculating the value in 1750 dollars, the chart below shows how £100 is worth less over 273 years.

According to the Office for National Statistics, each of these GBP amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Pound inflation: 1750-2023
YearPound ValueInflation Rate
1750£100.00-
1751£98.04-1.96%
1752£101.964.00%
1753£100.00-1.92%
1754£103.923.92%
1755£98.04-5.66%
1756£101.964.00%
1757£123.5321.15%
1758£123.530.00%
1759£113.73-7.94%
1760£109.80-3.45%
1761£103.92-5.36%
1762£107.843.77%
1763£111.763.64%
1764£121.578.77%
1765£125.493.23%
1766£127.451.56%
1767£133.334.62%
1768£131.37-1.47%
1769£121.57-7.46%
1770£121.570.00%
1771£131.378.06%
1772£145.1010.45%
1773£145.100.00%
1774£147.061.35%
1775£137.25-6.67%
1776£135.29-1.43%
1777£135.290.00%
1778£139.222.90%
1779£127.45-8.45%
1780£123.53-3.08%
1781£129.414.76%
1782£131.371.52%
1783£147.0611.94%
1784£149.021.33%
1785£141.18-5.26%
1786£141.180.00%
1787£141.180.00%
1788£147.064.17%
1789£145.10-1.33%
1790£147.061.35%
1791£147.060.00%
1792£149.021.33%
1793£152.942.63%
1794£166.678.97%
1795£184.3110.59%
1796£196.086.38%
1797£176.47-10.00%
1798£172.55-2.22%
1799£194.1212.50%
1800£264.7136.36%
1801£296.0811.85%
1802£227.45-23.18%
1803£215.69-5.17%
1804£221.572.73%
1805£256.8615.93%
1806£247.06-3.82%
1807£241.18-2.38%
1808£250.984.07%
1809£274.519.37%
1810£282.352.86%
1811£274.51-2.78%
1812£311.7613.57%
1813£319.612.52%
1814£278.43-12.88%
1815£249.02-10.56%
1816£227.45-8.66%
1817£258.8213.79%
1818£258.820.00%
1819£252.94-2.27%
1820£229.41-9.30%
1821£201.96-11.97%
1822£174.51-13.59%
1823£186.276.74%
1824£201.968.42%
1825£237.2517.48%
1826£223.53-5.79%
1827£209.80-6.14%
1828£203.92-2.80%
1829£201.96-0.96%
1830£194.12-3.88%
1831£213.7310.10%
1832£198.04-7.34%
1833£186.27-5.94%
1834£170.59-8.42%
1835£174.512.30%
1836£194.1211.24%
1837£198.042.02%
1838£200.000.99%
1839£213.736.86%
1840£217.651.83%
1841£213.73-1.80%
1842£196.08-8.26%
1843£174.51-11.00%
1844£174.510.00%
1845£182.354.49%
1846£190.204.30%
1847£213.7312.37%
1848£186.27-12.84%
1849£174.51-6.32%
1850£164.71-5.62%
1851£158.82-3.57%
1852£158.820.00%
1853£174.519.88%
1854£200.0014.61%
1855£205.882.94%
1856£205.880.00%
1857£196.08-4.76%
1858£178.43-9.00%
1859£176.47-1.10%
1860£182.353.33%
1861£186.272.15%
1862£182.35-2.11%
1863£176.47-3.23%
1864£174.51-1.11%
1865£176.471.12%
1866£186.275.56%
1867£198.046.32%
1868£196.08-0.99%
1869£186.27-5.00%
1870£186.270.00%
1871£188.241.05%
1872£196.084.17%
1873£203.924.00%
1874£196.08-3.85%
1875£192.16-2.00%
1876£192.160.00%
1877£190.20-1.02%
1878£186.27-2.06%
1879£178.43-4.21%
1880£184.313.30%
1881£182.35-1.06%
1882£184.311.08%
1883£182.35-1.06%
1884£178.43-2.15%
1885£172.55-3.30%
1886£170.59-1.14%
1887£168.63-1.15%
1888£170.591.16%
1889£172.551.15%
1890£172.550.00%
1891£174.511.14%
1892£174.510.00%
1893£172.55-1.12%
1894£170.59-1.14%
1895£168.63-1.15%
1896£166.67-1.16%
1897£170.592.35%
1898£170.590.00%
1899£172.551.15%
1900£180.394.55%
1901£180.390.00%
1902£180.390.00%
1903£182.351.09%
1904£182.350.00%
1905£182.350.00%
1906£182.350.00%
1907£184.311.08%
1908£184.310.00%
1909£186.271.06%
1910£188.241.05%
1911£188.240.00%
1912£194.123.13%
1913£192.16-1.01%
1914£192.160.00%
1915£215.6912.24%
1916£254.9018.18%
1917£319.6125.38%
1918£390.2022.09%
1919£429.4110.05%
1920£496.0815.53%
1921£452.94-8.70%
1922£390.20-13.85%
1923£366.67-6.03%
1924£364.71-0.53%
1925£364.710.00%
1926£362.75-0.54%
1927£352.94-2.70%
1928£352.940.00%
1929£349.02-1.11%
1930£339.22-2.81%
1931£325.49-4.05%
1932£317.65-2.41%
1933£309.80-2.47%
1934£309.800.00%
1935£311.760.63%
1936£313.730.63%
1937£325.493.75%
1938£329.411.20%
1939£339.222.98%
1940£396.0816.76%
1941£439.2210.89%
1942£470.597.14%
1943£486.273.33%
1944£500.002.82%
1945£513.732.75%
1946£529.413.05%
1947£566.677.04%
1948£609.807.61%
1949£627.452.89%
1950£647.063.13%
1951£705.889.09%
1952£770.599.17%
1953£794.123.05%
1954£809.801.98%
1955£845.104.36%
1956£888.245.10%
1957£919.613.53%
1958£949.023.20%
1959£952.940.41%
1960£962.751.03%
1961£996.083.46%
1962£1,039.224.33%
1963£1,058.821.89%
1964£1,094.123.33%
1965£1,145.104.66%
1966£1,190.203.94%
1967£1,221.572.64%
1968£1,278.434.65%
1969£1,347.065.37%
1970£1,433.336.40%
1971£1,568.639.44%
1972£1,680.397.13%
1973£1,833.339.10%
1974£2,127.4516.04%
1975£2,643.1424.24%
1976£3,080.3916.54%
1977£3,568.6315.85%
1978£3,864.718.30%
1979£4,382.3513.39%
1980£5,170.5917.99%
1981£5,784.3111.87%
1982£6,282.358.61%
1983£6,570.594.59%
1984£6,898.044.98%
1985£7,317.656.08%
1986£7,566.673.40%
1987£7,882.354.17%
1988£8,268.634.90%
1989£8,911.767.78%
1990£9,754.909.46%
1991£10,327.455.87%
1992£10,713.733.74%
1993£10,884.311.59%
1994£11,147.062.41%
1995£11,533.333.47%
1996£11,811.762.41%
1997£12,182.353.14%
1998£12,600.003.43%
1999£12,794.121.54%
2000£13,172.552.96%
2001£13,405.881.77%
2002£13,629.411.67%
2003£14,023.532.89%
2004£14,441.182.98%
2005£14,849.022.82%
2006£15,323.533.20%
2007£15,980.394.29%
2008£16,617.653.99%
2009£16,529.41-0.53%
2010£17,292.164.61%
2011£18,192.165.20%
2012£18,776.473.21%
2013£19,347.063.04%
2014£19,803.922.36%
2015£20,000.000.99%
2016£20,347.061.74%
2017£21,076.473.58%
2018£21,645.542.70%
2019£22,186.672.50%
2020£22,586.031.80%
2021£23,148.802.49%
2022£25,625.7210.70%
2023£27,342.656.70%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1750 amounts in today's pounds, based on the 27,242.65% change in prices:

Conversion: 1750 pounds today
Initial valueEquivalent value
£1 pound in 1750£273.43 pounds today
£5 pounds in 1750£1,367.13 pounds today
£10 pounds in 1750£2,734.26 pounds today
£50 pounds in 1750£13,671.32 pounds today
£100 pounds in 1750£27,342.65 pounds today
£500 pounds in 1750£136,713.24 pounds today
£1,000 pounds in 1750£273,426.48 pounds today
£5,000 pounds in 1750£1,367,132.40 pounds today
£10,000 pounds in 1750£2,734,264.80 pounds today
£50,000 pounds in 1750£13,671,323.98 pounds today
£100,000 pounds in 1750£27,342,647.96 pounds today
£500,000 pounds in 1750£136,713,239.79 pounds today
£1,000,000 pounds in 1750£273,426,479.58 pounds today

## How to calculate inflation rate for £100 since 1750

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1750 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1750
×
1750 GBP value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 5.1 in the year 1750 and 1394.4750458591698 in 2023:

1394.47504585916985.1
×
£100
=
£27,342.65

£100 in 1750 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £27,342.65 in 2023.

To get the total inflation rate for the 273 years between 1750 and 2023, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2023 - CPI in 1750CPI in 1750
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (273 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1394.4750458591698 - 5.15.1
×
100
=
27,243%

## Data source & citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the composite price index published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). A composite index is created by combining price data from several different published sources, both official and unofficial. The Consumer Price Index, normally used to compute inflation, has only been tracked since 1988. All inflation calculations after 1988 use the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Price Index, except for the current year, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Value of 1750 British pounds today | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Nov. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1750.

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