£1 in 1825 is worth £0.85 in 1829

Value of £1 from 1825 to 1829

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, prices in 1829 are 14.88% lower than average prices since 1825. The British pound experienced an average deflation rate of -3.95% per year during this period, causing the real value of a pound to increase.

In other words, £1 in 1825 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.85 in 1829, a difference of £-0.15 over 4 years.

The 1825 inflation rate was 17.48%. The inflation rate in 1829 was -0.96%. The 1829 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.49% per year between 1829 and 2020.


Inflation from 1825 to 1829
Cumulative price change -14.88%
Average inflation rate -3.95%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.85
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.15
CPI in 1825 12.100
CPI in 1829 10.300
Inflation in 1825 17.48%
Inflation in 1829 -0.96%

GBP Inflation since 1750
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI
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Buying power of £1 in 1825

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £1 in 1825 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £1, you would need to end with £0.85 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

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: 1825-1829
Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1825 £1.00 17.48%
1826 £0.94 -5.79%
1827 £0.88 -6.14%
1828 £0.86 -2.80%
1829 £0.85 -0.96%
1830 £0.82 -3.88%
1831 £0.90 10.10%
1832 £0.83 -7.34%
1833 £0.79 -5.94%
1834 £0.72 -8.42%
1835 £0.74 2.30%
1836 £0.82 11.24%
1837 £0.83 2.02%
1838 £0.84 0.99%
1839 £0.90 6.86%
1840 £0.92 1.83%
1841 £0.90 -1.80%
1842 £0.83 -8.26%
1843 £0.74 -11.00%
1844 £0.74 0.00%
1845 £0.77 4.49%
1846 £0.80 4.30%
1847 £0.90 12.37%
1848 £0.79 -12.84%
1849 £0.74 -6.32%
1850 £0.69 -5.62%
1851 £0.67 -3.57%
1852 £0.67 0.00%
1853 £0.74 9.88%
1854 £0.84 14.61%
1855 £0.87 2.94%
1856 £0.87 0.00%
1857 £0.83 -4.76%
1858 £0.75 -9.00%
1859 £0.74 -1.10%
1860 £0.77 3.33%
1861 £0.79 2.15%
1862 £0.77 -2.11%
1863 £0.74 -3.23%
1864 £0.74 -1.11%
1865 £0.74 1.12%
1866 £0.79 5.56%
1867 £0.83 6.32%
1868 £0.83 -0.99%
1869 £0.79 -5.00%
1870 £0.79 0.00%
1871 £0.79 1.05%
1872 £0.83 4.17%
1873 £0.86 4.00%
1874 £0.83 -3.85%
1875 £0.81 -2.00%
1876 £0.81 0.00%
1877 £0.80 -1.02%
1878 £0.79 -2.06%
1879 £0.75 -4.21%
1880 £0.78 3.30%
1881 £0.77 -1.06%
1882 £0.78 1.08%
1883 £0.77 -1.06%
1884 £0.75 -2.15%
1885 £0.73 -3.30%
1886 £0.72 -1.14%
1887 £0.71 -1.15%
1888 £0.72 1.16%
1889 £0.73 1.15%
1890 £0.73 0.00%
1891 £0.74 1.14%
1892 £0.74 0.00%
1893 £0.73 -1.12%
1894 £0.72 -1.14%
1895 £0.71 -1.15%
1896 £0.70 -1.16%
1897 £0.72 2.35%
1898 £0.72 0.00%
1899 £0.73 1.15%
1900 £0.76 4.55%
1901 £0.76 0.00%
1902 £0.76 0.00%
1903 £0.77 1.09%
1904 £0.77 0.00%
1905 £0.77 0.00%
1906 £0.77 0.00%
1907 £0.78 1.08%
1908 £0.78 0.00%
1909 £0.79 1.06%
1910 £0.79 1.05%
1911 £0.79 0.00%
1912 £0.82 3.13%
1913 £0.81 -1.01%
1914 £0.81 0.00%
1915 £0.91 12.24%
1916 £1.07 18.18%
1917 £1.35 25.38%
1918 £1.64 22.09%
1919 £1.81 10.05%
1920 £2.09 15.53%
1921 £1.91 -8.70%
1922 £1.64 -13.85%
1923 £1.55 -6.03%
1924 £1.54 -0.53%
1925 £1.54 0.00%
1926 £1.53 -0.54%
1927 £1.49 -2.70%
1928 £1.49 0.00%
1929 £1.47 -1.11%
1930 £1.43 -2.81%
1931 £1.37 -4.05%
1932 £1.34 -2.41%
1933 £1.31 -2.47%
1934 £1.31 0.00%
1935 £1.31 0.63%
1936 £1.32 0.63%
1937 £1.37 3.75%
1938 £1.39 1.20%
1939 £1.43 2.98%
1940 £1.67 16.76%
1941 £1.85 10.89%
1942 £1.98 7.14%
1943 £2.05 3.33%
1944 £2.11 2.82%
1945 £2.17 2.75%
1946 £2.23 3.05%
1947 £2.39 7.04%
1948 £2.57 7.61%
1949 £2.64 2.89%
1950 £2.73 3.13%
1951 £2.98 9.09%
1952 £3.25 9.17%
1953 £3.35 3.05%
1954 £3.41 1.98%
1955 £3.56 4.36%
1956 £3.74 5.10%
1957 £3.88 3.53%
1958 £4.00 3.20%
1959 £4.02 0.41%
1960 £4.06 1.03%
1961 £4.20 3.46%
1962 £4.38 4.33%
1963 £4.46 1.89%
1964 £4.61 3.33%
1965 £4.83 4.66%
1966 £5.02 3.94%
1967 £5.15 2.64%
1968 £5.39 4.65%
1969 £5.68 5.37%
1970 £6.04 6.40%
1971 £6.61 9.44%
1972 £7.08 7.13%
1973 £7.73 9.10%
1974 £8.97 16.04%
1975 £11.14 24.24%
1976 £12.98 16.54%
1977 £15.04 15.85%
1978 £16.29 8.30%
1979 £18.47 13.39%
1980 £21.79 17.99%
1981 £24.38 11.87%
1982 £26.48 8.61%
1983 £27.69 4.59%
1984 £29.07 4.98%
1985 £30.84 6.08%
1986 £31.89 3.40%
1987 £33.22 4.17%
1988 £34.85 4.90%
1989 £37.56 7.78%
1990 £41.12 9.46%
1991 £43.53 5.87%
1992 £45.16 3.74%
1993 £45.88 1.59%
1994 £46.98 2.41%
1995 £48.61 3.47%
1996 £49.79 2.41%
1997 £51.35 3.14%
1998 £53.11 3.43%
1999 £53.93 1.54%
2000 £55.52 2.96%
2001 £56.50 1.77%
2002 £57.45 1.67%
2003 £59.11 2.89%
2004 £60.87 2.98%
2005 £62.59 2.82%
2006 £64.59 3.20%
2007 £67.36 4.29%
2008 £70.04 3.99%
2009 £69.67 -0.53%
2010 £72.88 4.61%
2011 £76.68 5.20%
2012 £79.14 3.21%
2013 £81.55 3.04%
2014 £83.47 2.36%
2015 £84.30 0.99%
2016 £85.76 1.74%
2017 £88.83 3.58%
2018 £91.04 2.48%
2019 £92.68 1.80%
2020 £94.07 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1825 amounts in 1829 pounds, based on the -14.88% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a pound in 1829
Initial value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1825 £0.85 pounds in 1829
£5 pounds in 1825 £4.26 pounds in 1829
£10 pounds in 1825 £8.51 pounds in 1829
£50 pounds in 1825 £42.56 pounds in 1829
£100 pounds in 1825 £85.12 pounds in 1829
£500 pounds in 1825 £425.62 pounds in 1829
£1,000 pounds in 1825 £851.24 pounds in 1829
£5,000 pounds in 1825 £4,256.20 pounds in 1829
£10,000 pounds in 1825 £8,512.40 pounds in 1829
£50,000 pounds in 1825 £42,561.98 pounds in 1829
£100,000 pounds in 1825 £85,123.97 pounds in 1829
£500,000 pounds in 1825 £425,619.83 pounds in 1829
£1,000,000 pounds in 1825 £851,239.67 pounds in 1829

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1825 to 1829

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1825 and 1829:

CPI in 1829 CPI in 1825
×
1825 GBP value
=
1829 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 12.1 in the year 1825 and 10.3 in 1829:

10.312.1
×
£1
=
£0.85

£1 in 1825 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.85 in 1829.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 1825 and 1829, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1829 - CPI in 1825CPI in 1825
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (4 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.3 - 12.112.1
×
100
=
-15%

News headlines from 1825

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

  • Forced relocation of the Eastern Indians to the Indian Territory approved by the US Congress.
  • Russia and Great Britain establish the boundary between Alaska and Canada.
  • Brazil's independence is recognized by Portugal
  • Beginning of Decembrist uprising in Russia, against Russian emperor Nicholas I

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

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “£1 in 1825 → 1829 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 30 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1825?amount=1&endYear=1829.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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


Ian Webster

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.

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Inflation from 1825 to 1829
Cumulative price change -14.88%
Average inflation rate -3.95%
Converted amount (£1 base) £0.85
Price difference (£1 base) £-0.15
CPI in 1825 12.100
CPI in 1829 10.300
Inflation in 1825 17.48%
Inflation in 1829 -0.96%