Historical value of money in UK

It was some years since the tables below were compiled – an alternative up-to-date source may be found at the Economic History Services site

TABLE 1: Evelyn Smith, March 1999TABLE 2: David Mowbray, Sept 1997
Example: Something that cost £1 in 1970 would have cost £8.60 in 1998

TABLE 1

TABLE 2

Year

Index

Year

Index

1998

1

1996

1

1990

1.29

1980

2.38

1970

8.6

1960

12.7

1950

17.9

1940

35.8

1930

44.2

1933

30.68

1920

21.8

1920

17.33

1910

56.7

1900

56.7

1890

59.5

1895

53.65

1880

48

1880

40.94

1879

43.21

1870

45.4

1868

37.04

1860

42.9

1864

42.05

1856

35.36

1850

58.1

1852

45.76

1847

34.57

1844

42.05

1840

43.8

1839

33.82

1834

42.05

1831

34.57

1830

49.2

1830

37.94

1825

31.11

1822

42.05

1820

41.7

1818

28.29

1816

32.41

1813

22.88

1810

33.8

1807

30.5

1805

28.29

1803

33.82

1800

36

1801

24.99

1790

64.7

1780

77.2

1770

79

1760

87.7

1750

95.6

1740

87.5

1740

74.08

1730

94.1

1720

88.8

1710

70.7

1710

64.82

1700

84

1690

110

1690

74.08

1680

99.3

1670

97.7

1660

82.4

1650

67.2

1650

64.82

1640

103

1630

94.7

1620

116

1610

112

1600

123

1590

143

1580

165

1580

155.57

1570

188

1570

141.42

1560

213

1550

215

1540

357

1530

334

1520

412

1520 to 1380

388.97

1510

547

1500

600

1475

626

1450

553

1425

517

1400

542

1375

451

1370 &1360

311.14

1350

553

1340

518.53

1325

444

1320

311.14

1300

499

1290

518.53

1275

564

1270

388.97


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