# £100 in 1835 is worth £12,942.56 in 2020

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## Value of £100 from 1835 to 2020

£100 in 1835 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £12,942.56 in 2020, an increase of £12,842.56 over 185 years. The pound had an average inflation rate of 2.66% per year between 1835 and 2020, producing a cumulative price increase of 12,842.56%.

This means that prices in 2020 are 129.43 times higher than average prices since 1835, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1835 inflation rate was 2.30%. The inflation rate in 2020 was 1.80%. The 2020 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.70% per year between 2020 and 2021.

 Cumulative price change 12,842.56% Average inflation rate 2.66% Converted amount (£100 base) £12,942.56 Price difference (£100 base) £12,842.56 CPI in 1835 8.900 CPI in 2020 1,151.888 Inflation in 1835 2.30% Inflation in 2020 1.80% £100 in 1835 £12,942.56 in 2020

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

## Buying power of £100 in 1835

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £100 in 1835 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £100, you would need to end with £12,942.56 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When £100 is equivalent to £12,942.56 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 1835 dollars, the chart below shows how £100 is worth less over 185 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: 1835-2020
Year Pound Value Inflation Rate
1835 £100.00 2.30%
1836 £111.24 11.24%
1837 £113.48 2.02%
1838 £114.61 0.99%
1839 £122.47 6.86%
1840 £124.72 1.83%
1841 £122.47 -1.80%
1842 £112.36 -8.26%
1843 £100.00 -11.00%
1844 £100.00 0.00%
1845 £104.49 4.49%
1846 £108.99 4.30%
1847 £122.47 12.37%
1848 £106.74 -12.84%
1849 £100.00 -6.32%
1850 £94.38 -5.62%
1851 £91.01 -3.57%
1852 £91.01 0.00%
1853 £100.00 9.88%
1854 £114.61 14.61%
1855 £117.98 2.94%
1856 £117.98 0.00%
1857 £112.36 -4.76%
1858 £102.25 -9.00%
1859 £101.12 -1.10%
1860 £104.49 3.33%
1861 £106.74 2.15%
1862 £104.49 -2.11%
1863 £101.12 -3.23%
1864 £100.00 -1.11%
1865 £101.12 1.12%
1866 £106.74 5.56%
1867 £113.48 6.32%
1868 £112.36 -0.99%
1869 £106.74 -5.00%
1870 £106.74 0.00%
1871 £107.87 1.05%
1872 £112.36 4.17%
1873 £116.85 4.00%
1874 £112.36 -3.85%
1875 £110.11 -2.00%
1876 £110.11 0.00%
1877 £108.99 -1.02%
1878 £106.74 -2.06%
1879 £102.25 -4.21%
1880 £105.62 3.30%
1881 £104.49 -1.06%
1882 £105.62 1.08%
1883 £104.49 -1.06%
1884 £102.25 -2.15%
1885 £98.88 -3.30%
1886 £97.75 -1.14%
1887 £96.63 -1.15%
1888 £97.75 1.16%
1889 £98.88 1.15%
1890 £98.88 0.00%
1891 £100.00 1.14%
1892 £100.00 0.00%
1893 £98.88 -1.12%
1894 £97.75 -1.14%
1895 £96.63 -1.15%
1896 £95.51 -1.16%
1897 £97.75 2.35%
1898 £97.75 0.00%
1899 £98.88 1.15%
1900 £103.37 4.55%
1901 £103.37 0.00%
1902 £103.37 0.00%
1903 £104.49 1.09%
1904 £104.49 0.00%
1905 £104.49 0.00%
1906 £104.49 0.00%
1907 £105.62 1.08%
1908 £105.62 0.00%
1909 £106.74 1.06%
1910 £107.87 1.05%
1911 £107.87 0.00%
1912 £111.24 3.13%
1913 £110.11 -1.01%
1914 £110.11 0.00%
1915 £123.60 12.24%
1916 £146.07 18.18%
1917 £183.15 25.38%
1918 £223.60 22.09%
1919 £246.07 10.05%
1920 £284.27 15.53%
1921 £259.55 -8.70%
1922 £223.60 -13.85%
1923 £210.11 -6.03%
1924 £208.99 -0.53%
1925 £208.99 0.00%
1926 £207.87 -0.54%
1927 £202.25 -2.70%
1928 £202.25 0.00%
1929 £200.00 -1.11%
1930 £194.38 -2.81%
1931 £186.52 -4.05%
1932 £182.02 -2.41%
1933 £177.53 -2.47%
1934 £177.53 0.00%
1935 £178.65 0.63%
1936 £179.78 0.63%
1937 £186.52 3.75%
1938 £188.76 1.20%
1939 £194.38 2.98%
1940 £226.97 16.76%
1941 £251.69 10.89%
1942 £269.66 7.14%
1943 £278.65 3.33%
1944 £286.52 2.82%
1945 £294.38 2.75%
1946 £303.37 3.05%
1947 £324.72 7.04%
1948 £349.44 7.61%
1949 £359.55 2.89%
1950 £370.79 3.13%
1951 £404.49 9.09%
1952 £441.57 9.17%
1953 £455.06 3.05%
1954 £464.04 1.98%
1955 £484.27 4.36%
1956 £508.99 5.10%
1957 £526.97 3.53%
1958 £543.82 3.20%
1959 £546.07 0.41%
1960 £551.69 1.03%
1961 £570.79 3.46%
1962 £595.51 4.33%
1963 £606.74 1.89%
1964 £626.97 3.33%
1965 £656.18 4.66%
1966 £682.02 3.94%
1967 £700.00 2.64%
1968 £732.58 4.65%
1969 £771.91 5.37%
1970 £821.35 6.40%
1971 £898.88 9.44%
1972 £962.92 7.13%
1973 £1,050.56 9.10%
1974 £1,219.10 16.04%
1975 £1,514.61 24.24%
1976 £1,765.17 16.54%
1977 £2,044.94 15.85%
1978 £2,214.61 8.30%
1979 £2,511.24 13.39%
1980 £2,962.92 17.99%
1981 £3,314.61 11.87%
1982 £3,600.00 8.61%
1983 £3,765.17 4.59%
1984 £3,952.81 4.98%
1985 £4,193.26 6.08%
1986 £4,335.96 3.40%
1987 £4,516.85 4.17%
1988 £4,738.20 4.90%
1989 £5,106.74 7.78%
1990 £5,589.89 9.46%
1991 £5,917.98 5.87%
1992 £6,139.33 3.74%
1993 £6,237.08 1.59%
1994 £6,387.64 2.41%
1995 £6,608.99 3.47%
1996 £6,768.54 2.41%
1997 £6,980.90 3.14%
1998 £7,220.22 3.43%
1999 £7,331.46 1.54%
2000 £7,548.31 2.96%
2001 £7,682.02 1.77%
2002 £7,810.11 1.67%
2003 £8,035.96 2.89%
2004 £8,275.28 2.98%
2005 £8,508.99 2.82%
2006 £8,780.90 3.20%
2007 £9,157.30 4.29%
2008 £9,522.47 3.99%
2009 £9,471.91 -0.53%
2010 £9,908.99 4.61%
2011 £10,424.72 5.20%
2012 £10,759.55 3.21%
2013 £11,086.52 3.04%
2014 £11,348.31 2.36%
2015 £11,460.67 0.99%
2016 £11,659.55 1.74%
2017 £12,077.53 3.58%
2018 £12,403.62 2.70%
2019 £12,713.71 2.50%
2020 £12,942.56 1.80%
2021 £13,033.16 0.70%*
* 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 1835 amounts in 2020 pounds, based on the 12,842.56% change in prices:

Conversion: 1835 pounds in 2020
Initial value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1835 £129.43 pounds in 2020
£5 pounds in 1835 £647.13 pounds in 2020
£10 pounds in 1835 £1,294.26 pounds in 2020
£50 pounds in 1835 £6,471.28 pounds in 2020
£100 pounds in 1835 £12,942.56 pounds in 2020
£500 pounds in 1835 £64,712.79 pounds in 2020
£1,000 pounds in 1835 £129,425.59 pounds in 2020
£5,000 pounds in 1835 £647,127.93 pounds in 2020
£10,000 pounds in 1835 £1,294,255.87 pounds in 2020
£50,000 pounds in 1835 £6,471,279.35 pounds in 2020
£100,000 pounds in 1835 £12,942,558.70 pounds in 2020
£500,000 pounds in 1835 £64,712,793.48 pounds in 2020
£1,000,000 pounds in 1835 £129,425,586.96 pounds in 2020

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £100, 1835 to 2020

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1835 and 2020:

CPI in 2020 CPI in 1835
×
1835 GBP value
=
2020 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 8.9 in the year 1835 and 1151.88772393 in 2020:

1151.887723938.9
×
£100
=
£12,942.56

£100 in 1835 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £12,942.56 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 185 years between 1835 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1835CPI in 1835
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (185 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1151.88772393 - 8.98.9
×
100
=
12,843%

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

• Richard Lawrence fails in the first documented presidential assassination attempt after he misfired at President Andrew Jackson
• National debt of the United States is officially zero: the only time that it has been that way in history.
• Signing of the New Echota Treaty, followed by the conceding of all the Cherokee Indian lands east of the Mississippi River to the US

## 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: “£100 in 1835 → 2020 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 Jul. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1835?amount=100&endYear=2020.

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