£1 in 1867 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £0.99 in 1868. The pound had an average **deflation** rate of -0.99% per year since 1867, producing a cumulative price change of -0.99%. Purchasing power *increased* by 0.99% in 1868 compared to 1867. On average, you would have to spend 0.99% *less* money in 1868 than in 1867 for the same item. This is an example of **deflation**.

This means that prices in 1868 are 0.99% lower than average prices since 1867, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The inflation rate in 1867 was 6.32%. The inflation rate in 1868 was -0.99%. The 1868 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.23% per year between 1868 and 2024.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1868 was 10.00. It was 10.10 in the previous year, 1867. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation. Because the 1868 CPI is less than 1867 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

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Average inflation rate | -0.99% |

Converted amount £1 base | £0.99 |

Price difference £1 base | £-0.01 |

CPI in 1867 | 10.100 |

CPI in 1868 | 10.000 |

Inflation in 1867 | 6.32% |

Inflation in 1868 | -0.99% |

£1 in 1867 | £0.99 in 1868 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1867 and 1868:

CPI in 1868 CPI in 1867

×

1867 GBP value

=

1868 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 10.1 in the year 1867 and 10 in 1868:

1010.1

×

£1

=

£1 in 1867 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £0.99 in 1868.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1867 and 1868, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1868 - CPI in 1867CPI in 1867

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10 - 10.110.1

×

100

=

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 the current year, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1868 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 11 Nov. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1868.

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Average inflation rate | -0.99% |

Converted amount £1 base | £0.99 |

Price difference £1 base | £-0.01 |

CPI in 1867 | 10.100 |

CPI in 1868 | 10.000 |

Inflation in 1867 | 6.32% |

Inflation in 1868 | -0.99% |

£1 in 1867 | £0.99 in 1868 |