The composite price index (CPI) in 1998 was 642.6. It was 621.3 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 2.72% per year. Prices in 2018 are 70.9% higher than prices in 1998.
In other words, £100 in 1998 is equivalent in purchasing power to £170.91 in 2018, a difference of £70.91 over 20 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||70.91%|
|Average inflation rate||2.72%|
|Converted amount (£100 base)||£170.91|
|Price difference (£100 base)||£70.91|
|CPI in 1998||642.6|
|CPI in 2018||1098.27186|
|Year||GBP Value||Inflation Rate|
Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:
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: “Inflation Rate in 1998 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1998.