$1 in 1720 is worth $1.07 in 1719

Value of $1 from 1720 to 1719

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1719 are 7.14% higher than average prices since 1720. The U.S. dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -6.67% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to increase.

In other words, $1 in 1720 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.07 in 1719.

The 1719 inflation rate was 9.76%. The inflation rate in 1720 was -6.67%. The 1720 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.39% per year between 1720 and 2020.


Inflation from 1720 to 1719
Average inflation rate -6.67%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.07
Price difference ($1 base) $0.07
CPI in 1720 4.200
CPI in 1719 4.500
Inflation in 1719 9.76%
Inflation in 1720 -6.67%

USD Inflation since 1635
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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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 1720 and 1719.

Compare these values to the overall average of -6.67% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $1 in 1719 → 1720
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 1720. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1719 to 1720

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1719 and 1720:

CPI in 1719 CPI in 1720
×
1720 USD value
=
1719 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.2 in the year 1720 and 4.5 in 1719:

4.54.2
×
$1
=
$1.07

$1 in 1720 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.07 in 1719.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1719 and 1720, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1719 - CPI in 1720CPI in 1720
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.5 - 4.24.2
×
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 1720 → 1719 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 5 Dec. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1720?amount=1&endYear=1719.

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 1720 to 1719
Average inflation rate -6.67%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.07
Price difference ($1 base) $0.07
CPI in 1720 4.200
CPI in 1719 4.500
Inflation in 1719 9.76%
Inflation in 1720 -6.67%