£1 in 1962 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.02 in 1963. The pound had an average inflation rate of 1.89% per year between 1962 and 1963, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.89%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.89% in 1963 compared to 1962. On average, you would have to spend 1.89% more money in 1963 than in 1962 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1963 are 1.02 times higher than average prices since 1962, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index.

The 1962 inflation rate was 4.33%. The inflation rate in 1963 was 1.89%. The 1963 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.43% per year between 1963 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1963 was 54.00. It was 53.00 in the previous year, 1962. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 1.89% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.02 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.02 |

CPI in 1962 | 53.000 |

CPI in 1963 | 54.000 |

Inflation in 1962 | 4.33% |

Inflation in 1963 | 1.89% |

£1 in 1962 | £1.02 in 1963 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1962 and 1963:

CPI in 1963
CPI in 1962

×

1962 GBP value

=

1963 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.K. CPI was 53 in the year 1962 and 54 in 1963:

5453

×

£1

=

£1 in 1962 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.02 in 1963.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1962 and 1963, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1963 - CPI in 1962CPI in 1962

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

54 - 5353

×

100

=

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

- The second Vatican Council is convened by Pope John XXIII.
- The American President, Kennedy, orders the naval blockade of Cuba marking the beginning of the missile crisis.
- The Cuban missile crisis also known as Black Saturday begins.

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 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1963 | UK Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/UK-inflation-rate-in-1963.

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

Average inflation rate | 1.89% |

Converted amount (£1 base) | £1.02 |

Price difference (£1 base) | £0.02 |

CPI in 1962 | 53.000 |

CPI in 1963 | 54.000 |

Inflation in 1962 | 4.33% |

Inflation in 1963 | 1.89% |

£1 in 1962 | £1.02 in 1963 |