# \$1 in 1640 is worth \$1 in 1642

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## Value of \$1 from 1640 to 1642

\$1 in 1640 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1 in 1642, an increase of \$0.00 over 2 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 0.00% per year between 1640 and 1642, producing a cumulative price increase of 0.00%.

The inflation rate in 1640 was -12.73%. The inflation rate in 1642 was 0.00%. The 1642 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 0.89% per year between 1642 and 2022.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.00 CPI in 1640 9.600 CPI in 1642 9.600 Inflation in 1640 -12.73% Inflation in 1642 0.00% \$1 in 1640 \$1 in 1642

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

## Buying power of \$1 in 1640

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$1 in 1640 (price index tracking began in 1635).

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

When \$1 is equivalent to \$1 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.S. dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 1640 dollars, the chart below shows how \$1 is worth less over 2 years.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 1640-1642
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1640 \$1.00 -12.73%
1641 \$1.00 0.00%
1642 \$1.00 0.00%
1643 \$1.45 44.79%
1644 \$1.04 -28.06%
1645 \$0.92 -12.00%
1646 \$0.57 -37.50%
1647 \$0.43 -25.45%
1648 \$0.76 78.05%
1649 \$1.11 46.58%
1650 \$0.59 -46.73%
1651 \$0.79 33.33%
1652 \$0.63 -21.05%
1653 \$0.81 30.00%
1654 \$0.81 0.00%
1655 \$0.78 -3.85%
1656 \$0.77 -1.33%
1657 \$0.63 -18.92%
1658 \$0.41 -35.00%
1659 \$0.46 12.82%
1660 \$0.52 13.64%
1661 \$0.44 -16.00%
1662 \$0.47 7.14%
1663 \$0.47 0.00%
1664 \$0.47 0.00%
1665 \$0.40 -15.56%
1666 \$0.40 0.00%
1667 \$0.43 7.89%
1668 \$0.45 4.88%
1669 \$0.42 -6.98%
1670 \$0.42 0.00%
1671 \$0.42 0.00%
1672 \$0.42 0.00%
1673 \$0.41 -2.50%
1674 \$0.43 5.13%
1675 \$0.38 -12.20%
1676 \$0.39 2.78%
1677 \$0.40 2.70%
1678 \$0.38 -5.26%
1679 \$0.38 0.00%
1680 \$0.44 16.67%
1681 \$0.46 4.76%
1682 \$0.39 -15.91%
1683 \$0.39 0.00%
1684 \$0.39 0.00%
1685 \$0.43 10.81%
1686 \$0.40 -7.32%
1687 \$0.40 0.00%
1688 \$0.36 -7.89%
1689 \$0.38 2.86%
1690 \$0.39 2.78%
1691 \$0.41 5.41%
1692 \$0.38 -7.69%
1693 \$0.35 -5.56%
1694 \$0.38 5.88%
1695 \$0.35 -5.56%
1696 \$0.42 17.65%
1697 \$0.42 0.00%
1698 \$0.40 -5.00%
1699 \$0.44 10.53%
1700 \$0.43 -2.38%
1701 \$0.45 4.88%
1702 \$0.41 -9.30%
1703 \$0.41 0.00%
1704 \$0.48 17.95%
1705 \$0.44 -8.70%
1706 \$0.47 7.14%
1707 \$0.45 -4.44%
1708 \$0.38 -16.28%
1709 \$0.47 25.00%
1710 \$0.43 -8.89%
1711 \$0.42 -2.44%
1712 \$0.40 -5.00%
1713 \$0.43 7.89%
1714 \$0.39 -9.76%
1715 \$0.46 18.92%
1716 \$0.43 -6.82%
1717 \$0.47 9.76%
1718 \$0.43 -8.89%
1719 \$0.47 9.76%
1720 \$0.44 -6.67%
1721 \$0.42 -4.76%
1722 \$0.43 2.50%
1723 \$0.44 2.44%
1724 \$0.45 2.38%
1725 \$0.52 16.28%
1726 \$0.49 -6.00%
1727 \$0.52 6.38%
1728 \$0.48 -8.00%
1729 \$0.48 0.00%
1730 \$0.48 0.00%
1731 \$0.44 -8.70%
1732 \$0.40 -9.52%
1733 \$0.41 2.63%
1734 \$0.40 -2.56%
1735 \$0.42 5.26%
1736 \$0.40 -5.00%
1737 \$0.42 5.26%
1738 \$0.43 2.50%
1739 \$0.39 -9.76%
1740 \$0.41 5.41%
1741 \$0.68 66.67%
1742 \$0.60 -10.77%
1743 \$0.54 -10.34%
1744 \$0.50 -7.69%
1745 \$0.48 -4.17%
1746 \$0.50 4.35%
1747 \$0.55 10.42%
1748 \$0.66 18.87%
1749 \$0.67 1.59%
1750 \$0.67 0.00%
1751 \$0.67 0.00%
1752 \$0.69 3.12%
1753 \$0.67 -3.03%
1754 \$0.64 -4.69%
1755 \$0.63 -1.64%
1756 \$0.60 -3.33%
1757 \$0.65 6.90%
1758 \$0.70 8.06%
1759 \$0.82 17.91%
1760 \$0.79 -3.80%
1761 \$0.72 -9.21%
1762 \$0.78 8.70%
1763 \$0.78 0.00%
1764 \$0.73 -6.67%
1765 \$0.75 2.86%
1766 \$0.80 6.94%
1767 \$0.79 -1.30%
1768 \$0.75 -5.26%
1769 \$0.79 5.56%
1770 \$0.85 7.89%
1771 \$0.81 -4.88%
1772 \$0.95 16.67%
1773 \$0.90 -5.49%
1774 \$0.84 -5.81%
1775 \$0.80 -4.94%
1776 \$0.91 12.99%
1777 \$1.10 21.84%
1778 \$1.44 30.19%
1779 \$1.27 -11.59%
1780 \$1.43 12.30%
1781 \$1.16 -18.98%
1782 \$1.26 9.01%
1783 \$1.10 -12.40%
1784 \$1.06 -3.77%
1785 \$1.01 -4.90%
1786 \$0.99 -2.06%
1787 \$0.97 -2.11%
1788 \$0.93 -4.30%
1789 \$0.92 -1.12%
1790 \$0.96 4.55%
1791 \$0.98 2.17%
1792 \$1.00 2.13%
1793 \$1.03 3.13%
1794 \$1.15 11.11%
1795 \$1.31 14.55%
1796 \$1.38 4.76%
1797 \$1.32 -3.79%
1798 \$1.28 -3.15%
1799 \$1.28 0.00%
1800 \$1.31 2.44%
1801 \$1.32 0.79%
1802 \$1.11 -15.75%
1803 \$1.18 5.61%
1804 \$1.23 4.42%
1805 \$1.22 -0.85%
1806 \$1.27 4.27%
1807 \$1.21 -4.92%
1808 \$1.31 8.62%
1809 \$1.28 -2.38%
1810 \$1.28 0.00%
1811 \$1.36 6.50%
1812 \$1.39 1.53%
1813 \$1.67 20.30%
1814 \$1.83 10.00%
1815 \$1.60 -12.50%
1816 \$1.47 -8.44%
1817 \$1.39 -5.67%
1818 \$1.32 -4.51%
1819 \$1.32 0.00%
1820 \$1.22 -7.87%
1821 \$1.18 -3.42%
1822 \$1.22 3.54%
1823 \$1.09 -10.26%
1824 \$1.01 -7.62%
1825 \$1.03 2.06%
1826 \$1.03 0.00%
1827 \$1.04 1.01%
1828 \$0.99 -5.00%
1829 \$0.97 -2.11%
1830 \$0.96 -1.08%
1831 \$0.91 -5.43%
1832 \$0.90 -1.15%
1833 \$0.88 -2.33%
1834 \$0.90 2.38%
1835 \$0.92 2.33%
1836 \$0.97 5.68%
1837 \$1.00 3.23%
1838 \$0.97 -3.12%
1839 \$0.97 0.00%
1840 \$0.91 -6.45%
1841 \$0.91 0.00%
1842 \$0.85 -5.75%
1843 \$0.77 -9.76%
1844 \$0.78 1.35%
1845 \$0.79 1.33%
1846 \$0.80 1.32%
1847 \$0.85 6.49%
1848 \$0.82 -3.66%
1849 \$0.80 -2.53%
1850 \$0.81 1.30%
1851 \$0.80 -1.28%
1852 \$0.80 0.00%
1853 \$0.80 0.00%
1854 \$0.88 9.09%
1855 \$0.91 3.57%
1856 \$0.89 -2.30%
1857 \$0.91 2.35%
1858 \$0.85 -5.75%
1859 \$0.86 1.22%
1860 \$0.86 0.00%
1861 \$0.92 6.02%
1862 \$1.05 14.77%
1863 \$1.31 24.75%
1864 \$1.64 24.60%
1865 \$1.70 3.82%
1866 \$1.66 -2.45%
1867 \$1.54 -6.92%
1868 \$1.48 -4.05%
1869 \$1.42 -4.23%
1870 \$1.36 -3.68%
1871 \$1.27 -6.87%
1872 \$1.27 0.00%
1873 \$1.25 -1.64%
1874 \$1.19 -5.00%
1875 \$1.15 -3.51%
1876 \$1.11 -2.73%
1877 \$1.09 -1.87%
1878 \$1.04 -4.76%
1879 \$1.04 0.00%
1880 \$1.06 2.00%
1881 \$1.06 0.00%
1882 \$1.06 0.00%
1883 \$1.05 -0.98%
1884 \$1.02 -2.97%
1885 \$1.01 -1.02%
1886 \$0.98 -3.09%
1887 \$0.99 1.06%
1888 \$0.99 0.00%
1889 \$0.96 -3.16%
1890 \$0.95 -1.09%
1891 \$0.95 0.00%
1892 \$0.95 0.00%
1893 \$0.94 -1.10%
1894 \$0.90 -4.44%
1895 \$0.88 -2.33%
1896 \$0.88 0.00%
1897 \$0.86 -1.19%
1898 \$0.86 0.00%
1899 \$0.86 0.00%
1900 \$0.88 1.20%
1901 \$0.89 1.19%
1902 \$0.90 1.18%
1903 \$0.92 2.33%
1904 \$0.93 1.14%
1905 \$0.92 -1.12%
1906 \$0.94 2.27%
1907 \$0.98 4.44%
1908 \$0.96 -2.13%
1909 \$0.95 -1.09%
1910 \$0.99 4.40%
1911 \$0.99 0.00%
1912 \$1.01 2.11%
1913 \$1.03 2.06%
1914 \$1.04 1.01%
1915 \$1.05 1.00%
1916 \$1.14 7.92%
1917 \$1.33 17.43%
1918 \$1.57 17.97%
1919 \$1.80 14.57%
1920 \$2.08 15.61%
1921 \$1.86 -10.50%
1922 \$1.75 -6.15%
1923 \$1.78 1.79%
1924 \$1.78 0.00%
1925 \$1.82 2.34%
1926 \$1.84 1.14%
1927 \$1.81 -1.69%
1928 \$1.78 -1.72%
1929 \$1.78 0.00%
1930 \$1.74 -2.34%
1931 \$1.58 -8.98%
1932 \$1.43 -9.87%
1933 \$1.35 -5.11%
1934 \$1.40 3.08%
1935 \$1.43 2.24%
1936 \$1.45 1.46%
1937 \$1.50 3.60%
1938 \$1.47 -2.08%
1939 \$1.45 -1.42%
1940 \$1.46 0.72%
1941 \$1.53 5.00%
1942 \$1.70 10.88%
1943 \$1.80 6.13%
1944 \$1.83 1.73%
1945 \$1.88 2.27%
1946 \$2.03 8.33%
1947 \$2.32 14.36%
1948 \$2.51 8.07%
1949 \$2.48 -1.24%
1950 \$2.51 1.26%
1951 \$2.71 7.88%
1952 \$2.76 1.92%
1953 \$2.78 0.75%
1954 \$2.80 0.75%
1955 \$2.79 -0.37%
1956 \$2.83 1.49%
1957 \$2.93 3.31%
1958 \$3.01 2.85%
1959 \$3.03 0.69%
1960 \$3.08 1.72%
1961 \$3.11 1.01%
1962 \$3.15 1.00%
1963 \$3.19 1.32%
1964 \$3.23 1.31%
1965 \$3.28 1.61%
1966 \$3.38 2.86%
1967 \$3.48 3.09%
1968 \$3.63 4.19%
1969 \$3.82 5.46%
1970 \$4.04 5.72%
1971 \$4.22 4.38%
1972 \$4.35 3.21%
1973 \$4.63 6.22%
1974 \$5.14 11.04%
1975 \$5.60 9.13%
1976 \$5.93 5.76%
1977 \$6.31 6.50%
1978 \$6.79 7.59%
1979 \$7.56 11.35%
1980 \$8.58 13.50%
1981 \$9.47 10.32%
1982 \$10.05 6.16%
1983 \$10.38 3.21%
1984 \$10.82 4.32%
1985 \$11.21 3.56%
1986 \$11.42 1.86%
1987 \$11.83 3.65%
1988 \$12.32 4.14%
1989 \$12.92 4.82%
1990 \$13.61 5.40%
1991 \$14.19 4.21%
1992 \$14.61 3.01%
1993 \$15.05 2.99%
1994 \$15.44 2.56%
1995 \$15.88 2.83%
1996 \$16.34 2.95%
1997 \$16.72 2.29%
1998 \$16.98 1.56%
1999 \$17.35 2.21%
2000 \$17.94 3.36%
2001 \$18.45 2.85%
2002 \$18.74 1.58%
2003 \$19.17 2.28%
2004 \$19.68 2.66%
2005 \$20.34 3.39%
2006 \$21.00 3.23%
2007 \$21.60 2.85%
2008 \$22.43 3.84%
2009 \$22.35 -0.36%
2010 \$22.71 1.64%
2011 \$23.43 3.16%
2012 \$23.92 2.07%
2013 \$24.27 1.46%
2014 \$24.66 1.62%
2015 \$24.69 0.12%
2016 \$25.00 1.26%
2017 \$25.53 2.13%
2018 \$26.17 2.49%
2019 \$26.63 1.76%
2020 \$26.96 1.23%
2021 \$28.23 4.70%
2022 \$29.04 2.89%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1640 amounts in 1642 dollars, based on the 0.00% change in prices:

Conversion: 1640 dollars in 1642
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1640 \$1.00 dollars in 1642
\$5 dollars in 1640 \$5.00 dollars in 1642
\$10 dollars in 1640 \$10.00 dollars in 1642
\$50 dollars in 1640 \$50.00 dollars in 1642
\$100 dollars in 1640 \$100.00 dollars in 1642
\$500 dollars in 1640 \$500.00 dollars in 1642
\$1,000 dollars in 1640 \$1,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$5,000 dollars in 1640 \$5,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$10,000 dollars in 1640 \$10,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$50,000 dollars in 1640 \$50,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$100,000 dollars in 1640 \$100,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$500,000 dollars in 1640 \$500,000.00 dollars in 1642
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1640 \$1,000,000.00 dollars in 1642

## Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes.

This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1640 and 1642.

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

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1640 → 1642
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

The graph below compares inflation in categories of goods over time. Click on a category such as "Food" to toggle it on or off:

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 1642

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1640 and 1642:

CPI in 1642 CPI in 1640
×
1640 USD value
=
1642 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.6 in the year 1640 and 9.6 in 1642:

9.69.6
×
\$1
=
\$1

\$1 in 1640 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1 in 1642.

To get the total inflation rate for the 2 years between 1640 and 1642, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1642 - CPI in 1640CPI in 1640
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (2 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 → 1642 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Jan. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1640?amount=1&endYear=1642.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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

#### 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.

 Average inflation rate 0.00% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.00 CPI in 1640 9.600 CPI in 1642 9.600 Inflation in 1640 -12.73% Inflation in 1642 0.00% \$1 in 1640 \$1 in 1642