# UK inflation rate in 1794: 8.97%

## UK Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation since 1794 and its effect on pound value

The composite price index (CPI) in 1794 was 8.5. It was 7.8 in the previous year. This change in CPI is used by the Office for National Statistics to calculate inflation.

According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, the pound experienced an average inflation rate of 2.19% per year. Prices in 2018 are 12,820.85% higher than prices in 1794.

In other words, £100 in 1794 is equivalent in purchasing power to £12,920.85 in 2018, a difference of £12,820.85 over 224 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.20%1. If this number holds, £100 today will be equivalent to £102.20 next year.

 Cumulative price change 12820.85% Average inflation rate 2.19% Converted amount (£100 base) £12,920.85 Price difference (£100 base) £12,820.85 CPI in 1794 8.5 CPI in 2018 1098.27186

### How to calculate the inflation rate for £100 since 1794

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1794 * 1794 GBP value = 2018 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 8.5 in the year 1794 and 1098.27186 in 2018:

1098.27186 / 8.5 * £100 = £12,920.85

£100 in 1794 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £12,920.85 in 2018.

### Buying power of £100 since 1794

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for £100 in 1794 (price index tracking began in 1750).

According to the Office for National Statistics, each of these GBP amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year GBP Value Inflation Rate
1794 £100.00 8.97%
1795 £110.59 10.59%
1796 £117.65 6.38%
1797 £105.88 -10.00%
1798 £103.53 -2.22%
1799 £116.47 12.50%
1800 £158.82 36.36%
1801 £177.65 11.85%
1802 £136.47 -23.18%
1803 £129.41 -5.17%
1804 £132.94 2.73%
1805 £154.12 15.93%
1806 £148.24 -3.82%
1807 £144.71 -2.38%
1808 £150.59 4.07%
1809 £164.71 9.37%
1810 £169.41 2.86%
1811 £164.71 -2.78%
1812 £187.06 13.57%
1813 £191.76 2.52%
1814 £167.06 -12.88%
1815 £149.41 -10.56%
1816 £136.47 -8.66%
1817 £155.29 13.79%
1818 £155.29 0.00%
1819 £151.76 -2.27%
1820 £137.65 -9.30%
1821 £121.18 -11.97%
1822 £104.71 -13.59%
1823 £111.76 6.74%
1824 £121.18 8.42%
1825 £142.35 17.48%
1826 £134.12 -5.79%
1827 £125.88 -6.14%
1828 £122.35 -2.80%
1829 £121.18 -0.96%
1830 £116.47 -3.88%
1831 £128.24 10.10%
1832 £118.82 -7.34%
1833 £111.76 -5.94%
1834 £102.35 -8.42%
1835 £104.71 2.30%
1836 £116.47 11.24%
1837 £118.82 2.02%
1838 £120.00 0.99%
1839 £128.24 6.86%
1840 £130.59 1.83%
1841 £128.24 -1.80%
1842 £117.65 -8.26%
1843 £104.71 -11.00%
1844 £104.71 0.00%
1845 £109.41 4.49%
1846 £114.12 4.30%
1847 £128.24 12.37%
1848 £111.76 -12.84%
1849 £104.71 -6.32%
1850 £98.82 -5.62%
1851 £95.29 -3.57%
1852 £95.29 0.00%
1853 £104.71 9.88%
1854 £120.00 14.61%
1855 £123.53 2.94%
1856 £123.53 0.00%
1857 £117.65 -4.76%
1858 £107.06 -9.00%
1859 £105.88 -1.10%
1860 £109.41 3.33%
1861 £111.76 2.15%
1862 £109.41 -2.11%
1863 £105.88 -3.23%
1864 £104.71 -1.11%
1865 £105.88 1.12%
1866 £111.76 5.56%
1867 £118.82 6.32%
1868 £117.65 -0.99%
1869 £111.76 -5.00%
1870 £111.76 0.00%
1871 £112.94 1.05%
1872 £117.65 4.17%
1873 £122.35 4.00%
1874 £117.65 -3.85%
1875 £115.29 -2.00%
1876 £115.29 0.00%
1877 £114.12 -1.02%
1878 £111.76 -2.06%
1879 £107.06 -4.21%
1880 £110.59 3.30%
1881 £109.41 -1.06%
1882 £110.59 1.08%
1883 £109.41 -1.06%
1884 £107.06 -2.15%
1885 £103.53 -3.30%
1886 £102.35 -1.14%
1887 £101.18 -1.15%
1888 £102.35 1.16%
1889 £103.53 1.15%
1890 £103.53 0.00%
1891 £104.71 1.14%
1892 £104.71 0.00%
1893 £103.53 -1.12%
1894 £102.35 -1.14%
1895 £101.18 -1.15%
1896 £100.00 -1.16%
1897 £102.35 2.35%
1898 £102.35 0.00%
1899 £103.53 1.15%
1900 £108.24 4.55%
1901 £108.24 0.00%
1902 £108.24 0.00%
1903 £109.41 1.09%
1904 £109.41 0.00%
1905 £109.41 0.00%
1906 £109.41 0.00%
1907 £110.59 1.08%
1908 £110.59 0.00%
1909 £111.76 1.06%
1910 £112.94 1.05%
1911 £112.94 0.00%
1912 £116.47 3.13%
1913 £115.29 -1.01%
1914 £115.29 0.00%
1915 £129.41 12.24%
1916 £152.94 18.18%
1917 £191.76 25.38%
1918 £234.12 22.09%
1919 £257.65 10.05%
1920 £297.65 15.53%
1921 £271.76 -8.70%
1922 £234.12 -13.85%
1923 £220.00 -6.03%
1924 £218.82 -0.53%
1925 £218.82 0.00%
1926 £217.65 -0.54%
1927 £211.76 -2.70%
1928 £211.76 0.00%
1929 £209.41 -1.11%
1930 £203.53 -2.81%
1931 £195.29 -4.05%
1932 £190.59 -2.41%
1933 £185.88 -2.47%
1934 £185.88 0.00%
1935 £187.06 0.63%
1936 £188.24 0.63%
1937 £195.29 3.75%
1938 £197.65 1.20%
1939 £203.53 2.98%
1940 £237.65 16.76%
1941 £263.53 10.89%
1942 £282.35 7.14%
1943 £291.76 3.33%
1944 £300.00 2.82%
1945 £308.24 2.75%
1946 £317.65 3.05%
1947 £340.00 7.04%
1948 £365.88 7.61%
1949 £376.47 2.89%
1950 £388.24 3.13%
1951 £423.53 9.09%
1952 £462.35 9.17%
1953 £476.47 3.05%
1954 £485.88 1.98%
1955 £507.06 4.36%
1956 £532.94 5.10%
1957 £551.76 3.53%
1958 £569.41 3.20%
1959 £571.76 0.41%
1960 £577.65 1.03%
1961 £597.65 3.46%
1962 £623.53 4.33%
1963 £635.29 1.89%
1964 £656.47 3.33%
1965 £687.06 4.66%
1966 £714.12 3.94%
1967 £732.94 2.64%
1968 £767.06 4.65%
1969 £808.24 5.37%
1970 £860.00 6.40%
1971 £941.18 9.44%
1972 £1,008.24 7.13%
1973 £1,100.00 9.10%
1974 £1,276.47 16.04%
1975 £1,585.88 24.24%
1976 £1,848.24 16.54%
1977 £2,141.18 15.85%
1978 £2,318.82 8.30%
1979 £2,629.41 13.39%
1980 £3,102.35 17.99%
1981 £3,470.59 11.87%
1982 £3,769.41 8.61%
1983 £3,942.35 4.59%
1984 £4,138.82 4.98%
1985 £4,390.59 6.08%
1986 £4,540.00 3.40%
1987 £4,729.41 4.17%
1988 £4,961.18 4.90%
1989 £5,347.06 7.78%
1990 £5,852.94 9.46%
1991 £6,196.47 5.87%
1992 £6,428.24 3.74%
1993 £6,530.59 1.59%
1994 £6,688.24 2.41%
1995 £6,920.00 3.47%
1996 £7,087.06 2.41%
1997 £7,309.41 3.14%
1998 £7,560.00 3.43%
1999 £7,676.47 1.54%
2000 £7,903.53 2.96%
2001 £8,043.53 1.77%
2002 £8,177.65 1.67%
2003 £8,414.12 2.89%
2004 £8,664.71 2.98%
2005 £8,909.41 2.82%
2006 £9,194.12 3.20%
2007 £9,588.24 4.29%
2008 £9,970.59 3.99%
2009 £9,917.65 -0.53%
2010 £10,375.29 4.61%
2011 £10,915.29 5.20%
2012 £11,265.88 3.21%
2013 £11,608.24 3.04%
2014 £11,882.35 2.36%
2015 £12,000.00 0.99%
2016 £12,204.00 1.70%
2017 £12,642.71 3.59%
2018 £12,920.85 2.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.