$1 in 1813 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.10 in 1814. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 10.00% per year between 1813 and 1814, producing a cumulative price increase of 10.00%. Purchasing power decreased by 10.00% in 1814 compared to 1813. On average, you would have to spend 10.00% more money in 1814 than in 1813 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1814 are 1.10 times higher than average prices since 1813, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The 1813 inflation rate was 20.30%. The inflation rate in 1814 was 10.00%. The 1814 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.34% per year between 1814 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1814 was 17.60. It was 16.00 in the previous year, 1813. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 10.00% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.10 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.10 |

CPI in 1813 | 16.000 |

CPI in 1814 | 17.600 |

Inflation in 1813 | 20.30% |

Inflation in 1814 | 10.00% |

$1 in 1813 | $1.10 in 1814 |

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £1.00 in 1813 would be equivalent to £0.87 in 1814, an absolute change of £-0.13 and a cumulative change of -12.88%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $0.10 and total percent change of 10.00%.

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. Breaking down these categories helps explain the main drivers behind price changes. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 1813 and 1814.

Compare these values to the overall average of 10.00% per year:

Category | Avg Inflation (%) | Total Inflation (%) | $1 in 1813 → 1814 |
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Food and beverages | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Housing | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Apparel | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Transportation | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Medical care | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Recreation | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Education and communication | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

Other goods and services | 0.00 | 0.00 | 1.00 |

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 1813. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1813 and 1814:

CPI in 1814
CPI in 1813

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1813 USD value

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1814 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 16 in the year 1813 and 17.6 in 1814:

17.616

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$1

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$1 in 1813 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.10 in 1814.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1813 and 1814, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1814 - CPI in 1813CPI in 1813

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

17.6 - 1616

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100

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Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- Pineapples are planted in Hawaii for the first time.
- Simón Bolívar, leader of the South American independence movement, enters Merida, leading to the invasion of Venezuela. Bolívar was proclaimed The Liberator (El Libertador, in spanish)
- American armies defeat the British in the Battle of Thames, in Canada.

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1814 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1814.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

Average inflation rate | 10.00% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.10 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.10 |

CPI in 1813 | 16.000 |

CPI in 1814 | 17.600 |

Inflation in 1813 | 20.30% |

Inflation in 1814 | 10.00% |

$1 in 1813 | $1.10 in 1814 |