According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year. Prices in 2004 are 13796.2% higher than prices in 1754.
In other words, £100 in 1754 is equivalent in purchasing power to £13,896.23 in 2004, a difference of £13,796.23 over 250 years.
The inflation rate in 2004 was 2.98%.
|Cumulative price change||13796.23%|
|Average inflation rate||1.99%|
|Converted amount (£100 base)||£13,896.23|
|Price difference (£100 base)||£13,796.23|
|CPI in 1754||5.3|
|CPI in 2004||736.5|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
CPI in 2004 / CPI in 1754 * 1754 GBP value = 2004 GBP value
Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5.3 in the year 1754 and 736.5 in 2004:
736.5 / 5.3 * £100 = £13,896.23
£100 in 1754 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £13,896.23 in 2004.
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 2004 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1754-GBP-in-2004.