$1 in 1750 is worth $1.23 in 1759

Value of $1 from 1750 to 1759

$1 in 1750 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.23 in 1759, an increase of $0.23 over 9 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.37% per year between 1750 and 1759, producing a cumulative price increase of 23.44%.

This means that prices in 1759 are 1.23 times higher than average prices since 1750, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1750 was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1759 was 17.91%. The 1759 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.39% per year between 1759 and 2022.


Inflation from 1750 to 1759
Cumulative price change23.44%
Average inflation rate2.37%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.23
Price difference ($1 base)$0.23
CPI in 17506.400
CPI in 17597.900
Inflation in 17500.00%
Inflation in 175917.91%
$1 in 1750$1.23 in 1759

USD inflation since 1750
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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Buying power of $1 in 1750

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1 in 1750 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with $1, you would need to end with $1.23 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $1 is equivalent to $1.23 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 1750 dollars, the chart below shows how $1 is worth less over 9 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: 1750-1759
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
1750$1.00-
1751$1.000.00%
1752$1.033.12%
1753$1.00-3.03%
1754$0.95-4.69%
1755$0.94-1.64%
1756$0.91-3.33%
1757$0.976.90%
1758$1.058.06%
1759$1.2317.91%
1760$1.19-3.80%
1761$1.08-9.21%
1762$1.178.70%
1763$1.170.00%
1764$1.09-6.67%
1765$1.132.86%
1766$1.206.94%
1767$1.19-1.30%
1768$1.13-5.26%
1769$1.195.56%
1770$1.287.89%
1771$1.22-4.88%
1772$1.4216.67%
1773$1.34-5.49%
1774$1.27-5.81%
1775$1.20-4.94%
1776$1.3612.99%
1777$1.6621.84%
1778$2.1630.19%
1779$1.91-11.59%
1780$2.1412.30%
1781$1.73-18.98%
1782$1.899.01%
1783$1.66-12.40%
1784$1.59-3.77%
1785$1.52-4.90%
1786$1.48-2.06%
1787$1.45-2.11%
1788$1.39-4.30%
1789$1.38-1.12%
1790$1.444.55%
1791$1.472.17%
1792$1.502.13%
1793$1.553.13%
1794$1.7211.11%
1795$1.9714.55%
1796$2.064.76%
1797$1.98-3.79%
1798$1.92-3.15%
1799$1.920.00%
1800$1.972.44%
1801$1.980.79%
1802$1.67-15.75%
1803$1.775.61%
1804$1.844.42%
1805$1.83-0.85%
1806$1.914.27%
1807$1.81-4.92%
1808$1.978.62%
1809$1.92-2.38%
1810$1.920.00%
1811$2.056.50%
1812$2.081.53%
1813$2.5020.30%
1814$2.7510.00%
1815$2.41-12.50%
1816$2.20-8.44%
1817$2.08-5.67%
1818$1.98-4.51%
1819$1.980.00%
1820$1.83-7.87%
1821$1.77-3.42%
1822$1.833.54%
1823$1.64-10.26%
1824$1.52-7.62%
1825$1.552.06%
1826$1.550.00%
1827$1.561.01%
1828$1.48-5.00%
1829$1.45-2.11%
1830$1.44-1.08%
1831$1.36-5.43%
1832$1.34-1.15%
1833$1.31-2.33%
1834$1.342.38%
1835$1.382.33%
1836$1.455.68%
1837$1.503.23%
1838$1.45-3.12%
1839$1.450.00%
1840$1.36-6.45%
1841$1.360.00%
1842$1.28-5.75%
1843$1.16-9.76%
1844$1.171.35%
1845$1.191.33%
1846$1.201.32%
1847$1.286.49%
1848$1.23-3.66%
1849$1.20-2.53%
1850$1.221.30%
1851$1.20-1.28%
1852$1.200.00%
1853$1.200.00%
1854$1.319.09%
1855$1.363.57%
1856$1.33-2.30%
1857$1.362.35%
1858$1.28-5.75%
1859$1.301.22%
1860$1.300.00%
1861$1.386.02%
1862$1.5814.77%
1863$1.9724.75%
1864$2.4524.60%
1865$2.553.82%
1866$2.48-2.45%
1867$2.31-6.92%
1868$2.22-4.05%
1869$2.13-4.23%
1870$2.05-3.68%
1871$1.91-6.87%
1872$1.910.00%
1873$1.88-1.64%
1874$1.78-5.00%
1875$1.72-3.51%
1876$1.67-2.73%
1877$1.64-1.87%
1878$1.56-4.76%
1879$1.560.00%
1880$1.592.00%
1881$1.590.00%
1882$1.590.00%
1883$1.58-0.98%
1884$1.53-2.97%
1885$1.52-1.02%
1886$1.47-3.09%
1887$1.481.06%
1888$1.480.00%
1889$1.44-3.16%
1890$1.42-1.09%
1891$1.420.00%
1892$1.420.00%
1893$1.41-1.10%
1894$1.34-4.44%
1895$1.31-2.33%
1896$1.310.00%
1897$1.30-1.19%
1898$1.300.00%
1899$1.300.00%
1900$1.311.20%
1901$1.331.19%
1902$1.341.18%
1903$1.382.33%
1904$1.391.14%
1905$1.38-1.12%
1906$1.412.27%
1907$1.474.44%
1908$1.44-2.13%
1909$1.42-1.09%
1910$1.484.40%
1911$1.480.00%
1912$1.522.11%
1913$1.552.06%
1914$1.561.01%
1915$1.581.00%
1916$1.707.92%
1917$2.0017.43%
1918$2.3617.97%
1919$2.7014.57%
1920$3.1315.61%
1921$2.80-10.50%
1922$2.63-6.15%
1923$2.671.79%
1924$2.670.00%
1925$2.732.34%
1926$2.771.14%
1927$2.72-1.69%
1928$2.67-1.72%
1929$2.670.00%
1930$2.61-2.34%
1931$2.37-8.98%
1932$2.14-9.87%
1933$2.03-5.11%
1934$2.093.08%
1935$2.142.24%
1936$2.171.46%
1937$2.253.60%
1938$2.20-2.08%
1939$2.17-1.42%
1940$2.190.72%
1941$2.305.00%
1942$2.5510.88%
1943$2.706.13%
1944$2.751.73%
1945$2.812.27%
1946$3.058.33%
1947$3.4814.36%
1948$3.778.07%
1949$3.72-1.24%
1950$3.771.26%
1951$4.067.88%
1952$4.141.92%
1953$4.170.75%
1954$4.200.75%
1955$4.19-0.37%
1956$4.251.49%
1957$4.393.31%
1958$4.522.85%
1959$4.550.69%
1960$4.631.72%
1961$4.671.01%
1962$4.721.00%
1963$4.781.32%
1964$4.841.31%
1965$4.921.61%
1966$5.062.86%
1967$5.223.09%
1968$5.444.19%
1969$5.735.46%
1970$6.065.72%
1971$6.334.38%
1972$6.533.21%
1973$6.946.22%
1974$7.7011.04%
1975$8.419.13%
1976$8.895.76%
1977$9.476.50%
1978$10.197.59%
1979$11.3411.35%
1980$12.8813.50%
1981$14.2010.32%
1982$15.086.16%
1983$15.563.21%
1984$16.234.32%
1985$16.813.56%
1986$17.121.86%
1987$17.753.65%
1988$18.484.14%
1989$19.384.82%
1990$20.425.40%
1991$21.284.21%
1992$21.923.01%
1993$22.582.99%
1994$23.162.56%
1995$23.812.83%
1996$24.522.95%
1997$25.082.29%
1998$25.471.56%
1999$26.032.21%
2000$26.913.36%
2001$27.672.85%
2002$28.111.58%
2003$28.752.28%
2004$29.522.66%
2005$30.523.39%
2006$31.503.23%
2007$32.402.85%
2008$33.643.84%
2009$33.52-0.36%
2010$34.071.64%
2011$35.153.16%
2012$35.872.07%
2013$36.401.46%
2014$36.991.62%
2015$37.030.12%
2016$37.501.26%
2017$38.302.13%
2018$39.252.49%
2019$39.951.76%
2020$40.441.23%
2021$42.344.70%
2022$46.569.98%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1750 amounts in 1759 dollars, based on the 23.44% change in prices:

Conversion: 1750 dollars in 1759
Initial valueEquivalent value
$1 dollar in 1750$1.23 dollars in 1759
$5 dollars in 1750$6.17 dollars in 1759
$10 dollars in 1750$12.34 dollars in 1759
$50 dollars in 1750$61.72 dollars in 1759
$100 dollars in 1750$123.44 dollars in 1759
$500 dollars in 1750$617.19 dollars in 1759
$1,000 dollars in 1750$1,234.38 dollars in 1759
$5,000 dollars in 1750$6,171.88 dollars in 1759
$10,000 dollars in 1750$12,343.75 dollars in 1759
$50,000 dollars in 1750$61,718.75 dollars in 1759
$100,000 dollars in 1750$123,437.50 dollars in 1759
$500,000 dollars in 1750$617,187.50 dollars in 1759
$1,000,000 dollars in 1750$1,234,375.00 dollars in 1759

Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1750 would be equivalent to £1.14 in 1759, an absolute change of £0.14 and a cumulative change of 13.73%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.23 and total percent change of 23.44%.


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 1750 and 1759.

Compare these values to the overall average of 2.37% per year:

CategoryAvg Inflation (%)Total Inflation (%)$1 in 1750 → 1759
Food and beverages0.000.001.00
Housing0.000.001.00
Apparel0.000.001.00
Transportation0.000.001.00
Medical care0.000.001.00
Recreation0.000.001.00
Education and communication0.000.001.00
Other goods and services0.000.001.00

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 1750. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.



How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1750 to 1759

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1750 and 1759:

CPI in 1759 CPI in 1750
×
1750 USD value
=
1759 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 6.4 in the year 1750 and 7.9 in 1759:

7.96.4
×
$1
=
$1.23

$1 in 1750 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.23 in 1759.

To get the total inflation rate for the 9 years between 1750 and 1759, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1759 - CPI in 1750CPI in 1750
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (9 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.9 - 6.46.4
×
100
=
23%

Data source & citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1634 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University and from the American Antiquarian Society.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$1 in 1750 → 1759 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 2 Dec. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/1750?amount=1&endYear=1759.

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 1750 to 1759
Cumulative price change23.44%
Average inflation rate2.37%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.23
Price difference ($1 base)$0.23
CPI in 17506.400
CPI in 17597.900
Inflation in 17500.00%
Inflation in 175917.91%
$1 in 1750$1.23 in 1759