$1 in 1715 is worth $0.86 in 1712

Value of $1 from 1715 to 1712

$1 in 1715 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $0.86 in 1712, an increase of $-0.14 over 3 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 5.01% per year between 1712 and 1715, producing a cumulative price increase of -13.64%.

This means that prices in 1712 are 13.64% lower than average prices since 1715, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The 1712 inflation rate was -5.00%. The inflation rate in 1715 was 18.92%. The 1715 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.34% per year between 1715 and 2021.


Inflation from 1715 to 1712
Cumulative price change -13.64%
Average inflation rate 5.01%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.86
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.14
CPI in 1715 4.400
CPI in 1712 3.800
Inflation in 1712 -5.00%
Inflation in 1715 18.92%
$1 in 1715 $0.86 in 1712

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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Buying power of $1 in 1712

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1 in 1712 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with $1, you would need to end with $0.86 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $1 is equivalent to $0.86 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 1712 dollars, the chart below shows how $1 is worth less over 3 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: 1712-1715
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1712 $1.00 -5.00%
1713 $1.08 7.89%
1714 $0.97 -9.76%
1715 $1.16 18.92%
1716 $1.08 -6.82%
1717 $1.18 9.76%
1718 $1.08 -8.89%
1719 $1.18 9.76%
1720 $1.11 -6.67%
1721 $1.05 -4.76%
1722 $1.08 2.50%
1723 $1.11 2.44%
1724 $1.13 2.38%
1725 $1.32 16.28%
1726 $1.24 -6.00%
1727 $1.32 6.38%
1728 $1.21 -8.00%
1729 $1.21 0.00%
1730 $1.21 0.00%
1731 $1.11 -8.70%
1732 $1.00 -9.52%
1733 $1.03 2.63%
1734 $1.00 -2.56%
1735 $1.05 5.26%
1736 $1.00 -5.00%
1737 $1.05 5.26%
1738 $1.08 2.50%
1739 $0.97 -9.76%
1740 $1.03 5.41%
1741 $1.71 66.67%
1742 $1.53 -10.77%
1743 $1.37 -10.34%
1744 $1.26 -7.69%
1745 $1.21 -4.17%
1746 $1.26 4.35%
1747 $1.39 10.42%
1748 $1.66 18.87%
1749 $1.68 1.59%
1750 $1.68 0.00%
1751 $1.68 0.00%
1752 $1.74 3.12%
1753 $1.68 -3.03%
1754 $1.61 -4.69%
1755 $1.58 -1.64%
1756 $1.53 -3.33%
1757 $1.63 6.90%
1758 $1.76 8.06%
1759 $2.08 17.91%
1760 $2.00 -3.80%
1761 $1.82 -9.21%
1762 $1.97 8.70%
1763 $1.97 0.00%
1764 $1.84 -6.67%
1765 $1.89 2.86%
1766 $2.03 6.94%
1767 $2.00 -1.30%
1768 $1.89 -5.26%
1769 $2.00 5.56%
1770 $2.16 7.89%
1771 $2.05 -4.88%
1772 $2.39 16.67%
1773 $2.26 -5.49%
1774 $2.13 -5.81%
1775 $2.03 -4.94%
1776 $2.29 12.99%
1777 $2.79 21.84%
1778 $3.63 30.19%
1779 $3.21 -11.59%
1780 $3.61 12.30%
1781 $2.92 -18.98%
1782 $3.18 9.01%
1783 $2.79 -12.40%
1784 $2.68 -3.77%
1785 $2.55 -4.90%
1786 $2.50 -2.06%
1787 $2.45 -2.11%
1788 $2.34 -4.30%
1789 $2.32 -1.12%
1790 $2.42 4.55%
1791 $2.47 2.17%
1792 $2.53 2.13%
1793 $2.61 3.13%
1794 $2.89 11.11%
1795 $3.32 14.55%
1796 $3.47 4.76%
1797 $3.34 -3.79%
1798 $3.24 -3.15%
1799 $3.24 0.00%
1800 $3.32 2.44%
1801 $3.34 0.79%
1802 $2.82 -15.75%
1803 $2.97 5.61%
1804 $3.11 4.42%
1805 $3.08 -0.85%
1806 $3.21 4.27%
1807 $3.05 -4.92%
1808 $3.32 8.62%
1809 $3.24 -2.38%
1810 $3.24 0.00%
1811 $3.45 6.50%
1812 $3.50 1.53%
1813 $4.21 20.30%
1814 $4.63 10.00%
1815 $4.05 -12.50%
1816 $3.71 -8.44%
1817 $3.50 -5.67%
1818 $3.34 -4.51%
1819 $3.34 0.00%
1820 $3.08 -7.87%
1821 $2.97 -3.42%
1822 $3.08 3.54%
1823 $2.76 -10.26%
1824 $2.55 -7.62%
1825 $2.61 2.06%
1826 $2.61 0.00%
1827 $2.63 1.01%
1828 $2.50 -5.00%
1829 $2.45 -2.11%
1830 $2.42 -1.08%
1831 $2.29 -5.43%
1832 $2.26 -1.15%
1833 $2.21 -2.33%
1834 $2.26 2.38%
1835 $2.32 2.33%
1836 $2.45 5.68%
1837 $2.53 3.23%
1838 $2.45 -3.12%
1839 $2.45 0.00%
1840 $2.29 -6.45%
1841 $2.29 0.00%
1842 $2.16 -5.75%
1843 $1.95 -9.76%
1844 $1.97 1.35%
1845 $2.00 1.33%
1846 $2.03 1.32%
1847 $2.16 6.49%
1848 $2.08 -3.66%
1849 $2.03 -2.53%
1850 $2.05 1.30%
1851 $2.03 -1.28%
1852 $2.03 0.00%
1853 $2.03 0.00%
1854 $2.21 9.09%
1855 $2.29 3.57%
1856 $2.24 -2.30%
1857 $2.29 2.35%
1858 $2.16 -5.75%
1859 $2.18 1.22%
1860 $2.18 0.00%
1861 $2.32 6.02%
1862 $2.66 14.77%
1863 $3.32 24.75%
1864 $4.13 24.60%
1865 $4.29 3.82%
1866 $4.18 -2.45%
1867 $3.89 -6.92%
1868 $3.74 -4.05%
1869 $3.58 -4.23%
1870 $3.45 -3.68%
1871 $3.21 -6.87%
1872 $3.21 0.00%
1873 $3.16 -1.64%
1874 $3.00 -5.00%
1875 $2.89 -3.51%
1876 $2.82 -2.73%
1877 $2.76 -1.87%
1878 $2.63 -4.76%
1879 $2.63 0.00%
1880 $2.68 2.00%
1881 $2.68 0.00%
1882 $2.68 0.00%
1883 $2.66 -0.98%
1884 $2.58 -2.97%
1885 $2.55 -1.02%
1886 $2.47 -3.09%
1887 $2.50 1.06%
1888 $2.50 0.00%
1889 $2.42 -3.16%
1890 $2.39 -1.09%
1891 $2.39 0.00%
1892 $2.39 0.00%
1893 $2.37 -1.10%
1894 $2.26 -4.44%
1895 $2.21 -2.33%
1896 $2.21 0.00%
1897 $2.18 -1.19%
1898 $2.18 0.00%
1899 $2.18 0.00%
1900 $2.21 1.20%
1901 $2.24 1.19%
1902 $2.26 1.18%
1903 $2.32 2.33%
1904 $2.34 1.14%
1905 $2.32 -1.12%
1906 $2.37 2.27%
1907 $2.47 4.44%
1908 $2.42 -2.13%
1909 $2.39 -1.09%
1910 $2.50 4.40%
1911 $2.50 0.00%
1912 $2.55 2.11%
1913 $2.61 2.06%
1914 $2.63 1.01%
1915 $2.66 1.00%
1916 $2.87 7.92%
1917 $3.37 17.43%
1918 $3.97 17.97%
1919 $4.55 14.57%
1920 $5.26 15.61%
1921 $4.71 -10.50%
1922 $4.42 -6.15%
1923 $4.50 1.79%
1924 $4.50 0.00%
1925 $4.61 2.34%
1926 $4.66 1.14%
1927 $4.58 -1.69%
1928 $4.50 -1.72%
1929 $4.50 0.00%
1930 $4.39 -2.34%
1931 $4.00 -8.98%
1932 $3.61 -9.87%
1933 $3.42 -5.11%
1934 $3.53 3.08%
1935 $3.61 2.24%
1936 $3.66 1.46%
1937 $3.79 3.60%
1938 $3.71 -2.08%
1939 $3.66 -1.42%
1940 $3.68 0.72%
1941 $3.87 5.00%
1942 $4.29 10.88%
1943 $4.55 6.13%
1944 $4.63 1.73%
1945 $4.74 2.27%
1946 $5.13 8.33%
1947 $5.87 14.36%
1948 $6.34 8.07%
1949 $6.26 -1.24%
1950 $6.34 1.26%
1951 $6.84 7.88%
1952 $6.97 1.92%
1953 $7.03 0.75%
1954 $7.08 0.75%
1955 $7.05 -0.37%
1956 $7.16 1.49%
1957 $7.39 3.31%
1958 $7.61 2.85%
1959 $7.66 0.69%
1960 $7.79 1.72%
1961 $7.87 1.01%
1962 $7.95 1.00%
1963 $8.05 1.32%
1964 $8.16 1.31%
1965 $8.29 1.61%
1966 $8.53 2.86%
1967 $8.79 3.09%
1968 $9.16 4.19%
1969 $9.66 5.46%
1970 $10.21 5.72%
1971 $10.66 4.38%
1972 $11.00 3.21%
1973 $11.68 6.22%
1974 $12.97 11.04%
1975 $14.16 9.13%
1976 $14.97 5.76%
1977 $15.95 6.50%
1978 $17.16 7.59%
1979 $19.11 11.35%
1980 $21.68 13.50%
1981 $23.92 10.32%
1982 $25.39 6.16%
1983 $26.21 3.21%
1984 $27.34 4.32%
1985 $28.32 3.56%
1986 $28.84 1.86%
1987 $29.89 3.65%
1988 $31.13 4.14%
1989 $32.63 4.82%
1990 $34.39 5.40%
1991 $35.84 4.21%
1992 $36.92 3.01%
1993 $38.03 2.99%
1994 $39.00 2.56%
1995 $40.11 2.83%
1996 $41.29 2.95%
1997 $42.24 2.29%
1998 $42.89 1.56%
1999 $43.84 2.21%
2000 $45.32 3.36%
2001 $46.61 2.85%
2002 $47.34 1.58%
2003 $48.42 2.28%
2004 $49.71 2.66%
2005 $51.39 3.39%
2006 $53.05 3.23%
2007 $54.56 2.85%
2008 $56.66 3.84%
2009 $56.46 -0.36%
2010 $57.38 1.64%
2011 $59.19 3.16%
2012 $60.42 2.07%
2013 $61.30 1.46%
2014 $62.30 1.62%
2015 $62.37 0.12%
2016 $63.16 1.26%
2017 $64.51 2.13%
2018 $66.11 2.49%
2019 $67.28 1.76%
2020 $68.11 1.23%
2021 $68.55 0.64%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1712 amounts in 1715 dollars, based on the -13.64% change in prices:

Conversion: 1712 dollars in 1715
Initial value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1712 $1.16 dollars in 1715
$5 dollars in 1712 $5.79 dollars in 1715
$10 dollars in 1712 $11.58 dollars in 1715
$50 dollars in 1712 $57.89 dollars in 1715
$100 dollars in 1712 $115.79 dollars in 1715
$500 dollars in 1712 $578.95 dollars in 1715
$1,000 dollars in 1712 $1,157.89 dollars in 1715
$5,000 dollars in 1712 $5,789.47 dollars in 1715
$10,000 dollars in 1712 $11,578.95 dollars in 1715
$50,000 dollars in 1712 $57,894.74 dollars in 1715
$100,000 dollars in 1712 $115,789.47 dollars in 1715
$500,000 dollars in 1712 $578,947.37 dollars in 1715
$1,000,000 dollars in 1712 $1,157,894.74 dollars in 1715

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 1715 and 1712.

Compare these values to the overall average of 5.01% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1712 → 1715
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 1715. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1712 to 1715

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1712 and 1715:

CPI in 1712 CPI in 1715
×
1715 USD value
=
1712 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.4 in the year 1715 and 3.8 in 1712:

3.84.4
×
$1
=
$0.86

$1 in 1715 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $0.86 in 1712.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 1712 and 1715, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1712 - CPI in 1715CPI in 1715
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.8 - 4.44.4
×
100
=
-14%

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 1715 → 1712 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Jan. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1715?amount=1&endYear=1712.

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.


Ian Webster

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.

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Inflation from 1715 to 1712
Cumulative price change -13.64%
Average inflation rate 5.01%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.86
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.14
CPI in 1715 4.400
CPI in 1712 3.800
Inflation in 1712 -5.00%
Inflation in 1715 18.92%
$1 in 1715 $0.86 in 1712