£100 in 1754 → £9,386.79 in 1990

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UK Inflation Rate, 1754-1990 (£100)

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 1.94% per year. Prices in 1990 are 9286.8% higher than prices in 1754.

In other words, £100 in the year 1754 is equivalent in purchasing power to £9,386.79 in 1990, a difference of £9,286.79 over 236 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 9.46%.

Inflation from 1754 to 1990
Cumulative price change 9286.79%
Average inflation rate 1.94%
Price difference (£100 base) £9,286.79
CPI in 1754 5.3
CPI in 1990 497.5


UK inflation chart from 1988 to 2017. Based on the UK Consumer Price Index.


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1754 to 1990

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1754 * 1754 GBP value = 1990 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.3 in the year 1754 and 497.5 in 1990:

497.5 / 5.3 * £100 = £9,386.79

£100 in 1754 has the same "purchasing power" as £9,386.79 in 1990.


Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the composite price index published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). A composite index is created by combining price data from several different published sources, both official and unofficial. The Consumer Price Index, normally used to compute inflation, has only been tracked since 1988. All inflation calculations after 1988 use the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Price Index, except for 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1754 pounds in 1990 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1754-GBP-in-1990.


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