£100 in 1755 → £17,638 in 2010

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UK Inflation Rate, 1755-2010 (£100)

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.05% per year. Prices in 2010 are 17538.0% higher than prices in 1755.

In other words, £100 in the year 1755 is equivalent in purchasing power to £17,638 in 2010, a difference of £17,538.00 over 255 years.

The inflation rate in 2010 was 4.61%.

Inflation from 1755 to 2010
Cumulative price change 17538.00%
Average inflation rate 2.05%
Price difference (£100 base) £17,538.00
CPI in 1755 5
CPI in 2010 881.9


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


How to calculate the inflation rate for £100, 1755 to 2010

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2010 / CPI in 1755 * 1755 GBP value = 2010 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 5 in the year 1755 and 881.9 in 2010:

881.9 / 5 * £100 = £17,638

£100 in 1755 has the same "purchasing power" as £17,638 in 2010.


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: “1755 pounds in 2010 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1755-GBP-in-2010.


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