# \$1 in 1640 → \$1 in 1641

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 from 1640 to 1641

The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 0.00% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$1 in 1640 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1 in 1641.

The 1640 inflation rate was -12.73%. The inflation rate in 1641 was 0.00%. The 1641 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 0.87% per year between 1641 and 2020.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.00 CPI in 1640 9.600 CPI in 1641 9.600 Inflation in 1640 -12.73% Inflation in 1641 0.00%

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

### Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1640 and 1641.

Compare these values to the overall average of 0.00% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1640 → 1641
Food and beverages 0.00 0.00 1.00
Housing 0.00 0.00 1.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 1.00
Transportation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Medical care 0.00 0.00 1.00
Recreation 0.00 0.00 1.00
Education and communication 0.00 0.00 1.00
Other goods and services 0.00 0.00 1.00

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1640. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1640 to 1641

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1641CPI in 1640
×
1640 USD value
=
1641 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.6 in the year 1640 and 9.6 in 1641:

9.69.6
×
\$1
=
\$1

\$1 in 1640 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1 in 1641.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1640 and 1641, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1641 - CPI in 1640CPI in 1640
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.6 - 9.69.6
×
100
=
0%

### Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “\$1 in 1640 → 1641 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1640?amount=1&endYear=1641.