$1 in 1650 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.33 in 1651. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 33.33% per year between 1650 and 1651, producing a cumulative price increase of 33.33%. Purchasing power decreased by 33.33% in 1651 compared to 1650. On average, you would have to spend 33.33% more money in 1651 than in 1650 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1651 are 1.33 times higher than average prices since 1650, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1650 was -46.73%. The inflation rate in 1651 was 33.33%. The 1651 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.98% per year between 1651 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1651 was 7.60. It was 5.70 in the previous year, 1650. 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 | 33.33% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.33 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.33 |

CPI in 1650 | 5.700 |

CPI in 1651 | 7.600 |

Inflation in 1650 | -46.73% |

Inflation in 1651 | 33.33% |

$1 in 1650 | $1.33 in 1651 |

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 1650 and 1651.

Compare these values to the overall average of 33.33% per year:

Category | Avg Inflation (%) | Total Inflation (%) | $1 in 1650 → 1651 |
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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 1650. 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 1650 and 1651:

CPI in 1651
CPI in 1650

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1650 USD value

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1651 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 5.7 in the year 1650 and 7.6 in 1651:

7.65.7

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$1

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$1 in 1650 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.33 in 1651.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1650 and 1651, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1651 - CPI in 1650CPI in 1650

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.6 - 5.75.7

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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 1651 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1651.

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 | 33.33% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.33 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.33 |

CPI in 1650 | 5.700 |

CPI in 1651 | 7.600 |

Inflation in 1650 | -46.73% |

Inflation in 1651 | 33.33% |

$1 in 1650 | $1.33 in 1651 |