# \$1 in 1685 → \$0.93 in 1686

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$1 from 1685 to 1686

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1686 are 7.32% lower than average prices since 1685. The U.S. dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -7.32% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar increased.

In other words, \$1 in 1685 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.93 in 1686.

The 1685 inflation rate was 10.81%. The inflation rate in 1686 was -7.32%. The 1686 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.27% per year between 1686 and 2020.

 Average inflation rate -7.32% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.93 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.07 CPI in 1685 4.100 CPI in 1686 3.800 Inflation in 1685 10.81% Inflation in 1686 -7.32%

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 1685 and 1686.

Compare these values to the overall average of -7.32% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$1 in 1685 → 1686
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 1685. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 1685 to 1686

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1686CPI in 1685
×
1685 USD value
=
1686 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.1 in the year 1685 and 3.8 in 1686:

3.84.1
×
\$1
=
\$0.93

\$1 in 1685 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.93 in 1686.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1685 and 1686, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1686 - CPI in 1685CPI in 1685
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.8 - 4.14.1
×
100
=
-7%

### 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 1685 → 1686 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1685?amount=1&endYear=1686.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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 -7.32% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.93 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.07 CPI in 1685 4.100 CPI in 1686 3.800 Inflation in 1685 10.81% Inflation in 1686 -7.32%