# £0.05 in 1922 is worth £3.56 today

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## Value of £0.05 from 1922 to 2024

£0.05 in 1922 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £3.56 today, an increase of £3.51 over 102 years. The pound had an average inflation rate of 4.27% per year between 1922 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 7,021.29%.

This means that today's prices are 71.21 times as high as average prices since 1922, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index. A pound today only buys 1.404% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1922 was -13.85%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 3.90%. If this number holds, the rate of inflation is so negligible that £0.05 today will roughly maintain its value.

 Cumulative price change 7,021.29% Average inflation rate 4.27% Converted amount£0.05 base £3.56 Price difference£0.05 base £3.51 CPI in 1922 19.900 CPI in 2024 1,417.136 Inflation in 1922 -13.85% Inflation in 2024 3.90% £0.05 in 1922 £3.56 in 2024

GBP inflation since 1922
Annual Rate, the Office for National Statistics CPI

## Buying power of £0.05 in 1922

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for £0.05 in 1922 (price index tracking began in 1750).

For example, if you started with £0.05, you would need to end with £3.56 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When £0.05 is equivalent to £3.56 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 1922 dollars, the chart below shows how £0.05 is worth less over 102 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: 1922-2024
YearPound ValueInflation Rate
1922£0.05-13.85%
1923£0.05-6.03%
1924£0.05-0.53%
1925£0.050.00%
1926£0.05-0.54%
1927£0.05-2.70%
1928£0.050.00%
1929£0.04-1.11%
1930£0.04-2.81%
1931£0.04-4.05%
1932£0.04-2.41%
1933£0.04-2.47%
1934£0.040.00%
1935£0.040.63%
1936£0.040.63%
1937£0.043.75%
1938£0.041.20%
1939£0.042.98%
1940£0.0516.76%
1941£0.0610.89%
1942£0.067.14%
1943£0.063.33%
1944£0.062.82%
1945£0.072.75%
1946£0.073.05%
1947£0.077.04%
1948£0.087.61%
1949£0.082.89%
1950£0.083.13%
1951£0.099.09%
1952£0.109.17%
1953£0.103.05%
1954£0.101.98%
1955£0.114.36%
1956£0.115.10%
1957£0.123.53%
1958£0.123.20%
1959£0.120.41%
1960£0.121.03%
1961£0.133.46%
1962£0.134.33%
1963£0.141.89%
1964£0.143.33%
1965£0.154.66%
1966£0.153.94%
1967£0.162.64%
1968£0.164.65%
1969£0.175.37%
1970£0.186.40%
1971£0.209.44%
1972£0.227.13%
1973£0.239.10%
1974£0.2716.04%
1975£0.3424.24%
1976£0.3916.54%
1977£0.4615.85%
1978£0.508.30%
1979£0.5613.39%
1980£0.6617.99%
1981£0.7411.87%
1982£0.818.61%
1983£0.844.59%
1984£0.884.98%
1985£0.946.08%
1986£0.973.40%
1987£1.014.17%
1988£1.064.90%
1989£1.147.78%
1990£1.259.46%
1991£1.325.87%
1992£1.373.74%
1993£1.391.59%
1994£1.432.41%
1995£1.483.47%
1996£1.512.41%
1997£1.563.14%
1998£1.613.43%
1999£1.641.54%
2000£1.692.96%
2001£1.721.77%
2002£1.751.67%
2003£1.802.89%
2004£1.852.98%
2005£1.902.82%
2006£1.963.20%
2007£2.054.29%
2008£2.133.99%
2009£2.12-0.53%
2010£2.224.61%
2011£2.335.20%
2012£2.413.21%
2013£2.483.04%
2014£2.542.36%
2015£2.560.99%
2016£2.611.74%
2017£2.703.58%
2018£2.772.70%
2019£2.842.50%
2020£2.891.80%
2021£2.972.49%
2022£3.207.90%
2023£3.437.07%
2024£3.563.90%*
* 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 1922 amounts in today's pounds, based on the 7,021.29% change in prices:

Conversion: 1922 pounds today
Initial valueEquivalent value
£1 pound in 1922£71.21 pounds today
£5 pounds in 1922£356.06 pounds today
£10 pounds in 1922£712.13 pounds today
£50 pounds in 1922£3,560.64 pounds today
£100 pounds in 1922£7,121.29 pounds today
£500 pounds in 1922£35,606.44 pounds today
£1,000 pounds in 1922£71,212.88 pounds today
£5,000 pounds in 1922£356,064.39 pounds today
£10,000 pounds in 1922£712,128.78 pounds today
£50,000 pounds in 1922£3,560,643.90 pounds today
£100,000 pounds in 1922£7,121,287.80 pounds today
£500,000 pounds in 1922£35,606,438.98 pounds today
£1,000,000 pounds in 1922£71,212,877.95 pounds today

## How to calculate inflation rate for £0.05 since 1922

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1922 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1922
×
1922 GBP value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 19.9 in the year 1922 and 1417.136271298791 in 2024:

1417.13627129879119.9
×
£0.05
=
£3.56

£0.05 in 1922 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £3.56 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 102 years between 1922 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 1922CPI in 1922
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (102 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

1417.136271298791 - 19.919.9
×
100
=
7,021%

## 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: “£0.05 in 1922 → 2024 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 3 Aug. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/uk/inflation/1922?amount=0.05.

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