$1 in 1746 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.10 in 1747. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 10.42% per year between 1746 and 1747, producing a cumulative price increase of 10.42%. Purchasing power decreased by 10.42% in 1747 compared to 1746. On average, you would have to spend 10.42% more money in 1747 than in 1746 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1747 are 1.10 times higher than average prices since 1746, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1746 was 4.35%. The inflation rate in 1747 was 10.42%. The 1747 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.45% per year between 1747 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1747 was 5.30. It was 4.80 in the previous year, 1746. 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 | 10.42% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.10 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.10 |

CPI in 1746 | 4.800 |

CPI in 1747 | 5.300 |

Inflation in 1746 | 4.35% |

Inflation in 1747 | 10.42% |

$1 in 1746 | $1.10 in 1747 |

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 1746 and 1747.

Compare these values to the overall average of 10.42% per year:

Category | Avg Inflation (%) | Total Inflation (%) | $1 in 1746 → 1747 |
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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 1746. 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 1746 and 1747:

CPI in 1747
CPI in 1746

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1746 USD value

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1747 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 4.8 in the year 1746 and 5.3 in 1747:

5.34.8

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$1

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$1 in 1746 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.10 in 1747.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1746 and 1747, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1747 - CPI in 1746CPI in 1746

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.3 - 4.84.8

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100

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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 1747 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 7 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1747.

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 | 10.42% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.10 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.10 |

CPI in 1746 | 4.800 |

CPI in 1747 | 5.300 |

Inflation in 1746 | 4.35% |

Inflation in 1747 | 10.42% |

$1 in 1746 | $1.10 in 1747 |