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£100 in 1785 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £18,151.55 in 2022, an increase of £18,051.55 over 237 years. The pound had an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year between 1785 and 2022, producing a cumulative price increase of 18,051.55%.

This means that prices in 2022 are 181.52 times as high as average prices since 1785, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1785 was -5.26%. The inflation rate in 2022 was 10.70%. The 2022 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 10.70% per year between 2022 and 2023.

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Cumulative price change | 18,051.55% |

Average inflation rate | 2.22% |

Converted amount £100 base | £18,151.55 |

Price difference £100 base | £18,051.55 |

CPI in 1785 | 7.200 |

CPI in 2022 | 1,306.912 |

Inflation in 1785 | -5.26% |

Inflation in 2022 | 10.70% |

£100 in 1785 | £18,151.55 in 2022 |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £100 in 1785 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £100, you would need to end with £18,151.55 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When £100 is equivalent to £18,151.55 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 1785 dollars, the chart below shows how £100 is worth less over 237 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:

This conversion table shows various other 1785 amounts in 2022 pounds, based on the 18,051.55% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
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£1 pound in 1785 | £181.52 pounds in 2022 |

£5 pounds in 1785 | £907.58 pounds in 2022 |

£10 pounds in 1785 | £1,815.16 pounds in 2022 |

£50 pounds in 1785 | £9,075.78 pounds in 2022 |

£100 pounds in 1785 | £18,151.55 pounds in 2022 |

£500 pounds in 1785 | £90,757.77 pounds in 2022 |

£1,000 pounds in 1785 | £181,515.55 pounds in 2022 |

£5,000 pounds in 1785 | £907,577.74 pounds in 2022 |

£10,000 pounds in 1785 | £1,815,155.48 pounds in 2022 |

£50,000 pounds in 1785 | £9,075,777.40 pounds in 2022 |

£100,000 pounds in 1785 | £18,151,554.80 pounds in 2022 |

£500,000 pounds in 1785 | £90,757,773.99 pounds in 2022 |

£1,000,000 pounds in 1785 | £181,515,547.99 pounds in 2022 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1785 and 2022:

CPI in 2022 CPI in 1785

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1785 GBP value

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2022 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 7.2 in the year 1785 and 1306.91194551 in 2022:

1306.911945517.2

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£100

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£100 in 1785 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £18,151.55 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 237 years between 1785 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1785CPI in 1785

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1306.91194551 - 7.27.2

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100

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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 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “£100 in 1785 → 2022 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Sep. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1785?amount=100&endYear=2022.

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

Cumulative price change | 18,051.55% |

Average inflation rate | 2.22% |

Converted amount £100 base | £18,151.55 |

Price difference £100 base | £18,051.55 |

CPI in 1785 | 7.200 |

CPI in 2022 | 1,306.912 |

Inflation in 1785 | -5.26% |

Inflation in 2022 | 10.70% |

£100 in 1785 | £18,151.55 in 2022 |