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Value of 1958 British Pounds today

£100 in 1958
£2,202.7 in 2022

The inflation rate in the United Kingdom between 1958 and today has been 2,102.7%, which translates into a total increase of £2,102.7. This means that 100 pounds in 1958 are equivalent to 2,202.7 pounds in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of £100 in 1958 equals £2,202.7 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 4.95%.

Inflation timeline in the United Kingdom (1958 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of £100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (GBP) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1958-2021 1,905.48%
Cumulative inflation 1958-today 2,102.7%
Avg. Annual inflation 1958-2021 4.87%
CPI 1958 5.56
CPI 2021 111.6
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 121.8
CPI today 122.57

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1958 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1958 ×
CPI2021/CPI1958
=£ 100 ×
111.6/5.56
£2,005.48

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 122.57:

Valuetoday
=Value1958 ×
CPItoday/CPI1958
=£ 100 ×
122.57/5.56
£2,202.7

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: FV = PV × (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are £100 worth today. There are 63 years between 1958 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 4.8746%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=£100 × (1 + 0.048746)63
£2,005.48

UK inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
£1 pound in 1958 £20.05 pounds in 2021
£5 pounds in 1958 £100.27 pounds in 2021
£10 pounds in 1958 £200.55 pounds in 2021
£50 pounds in 1958 £1,002.74 pounds in 2021
£100 pounds in 1958 £2,005.48 pounds in 2021
£500 pounds in 1958 £10,027.38 pounds in 2021
£1,000 pounds in 1958 £20,054.77 pounds in 2021
£5,000 pounds in 1958 £100,273.83 pounds in 2021
£10,000 pounds in 1958 £200,547.66 pounds in 2021
£50,000 pounds in 1958 £1,002,738.3 pounds in 2021
£100,000 pounds in 1958 £2,005,476.6 pounds in 2021
£500,000 pounds in 1958 £10,027,383.02 pounds in 2021
£1,000,000 pounds in 1958 £20,054,766.04 pounds in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1958 2,102.7%
Avg. annual inflation From 1958 4.95%
CPI 1958 5.56
CPI today 122.57

Value of Pound over time (by year)

Period Value
1958 100
1959 100.58
1960 101.59
1961 105.09
1962 109.5
1963 111.71
1964 115.38
1965 120.89
1966 125.61
1967 128.73
1968 134.78
1969 142.12
1970 151.17
1971 165.45
1972 177.14
1973 193.43
1974 224.47
1975 278.81
1976 324.98
1977 376.45
1978 407.56
1979 462.26
1980 545.31
1981 610.07
1982 662.53
1983 693.07
1984 727.45
1985 771.62
1986 798.07
1987 831.18
1988 866.16
1989 916.48
1990 990.16
1991 1,063.84
1992 1,112.36
1993 1,141.11
1994 1,166.27
1995 1,196.82
1996 1,230.96
1997 1,257.92
1998 1,281.28
1999 1,304.64
2000 1,319.01
2001 1,340.58
2002 1,360.35
2003 1,378.32
2004 1,398.08
2005 1,426.84
2006 1,462.78
2007 1,496.92
2008 1,549.03
2009 1,579.58
2010 1,619.12
2011 1,682.01
2012 1,725.14
2013 1,764.68
2014 1,789.83
2015 1,797.02
2016 1,814.99
2017 1,861.71
2018 1,904.84
2019 1,937.19
2020 1,956.96
2021 2,005.48
2022-08 2,188.77
Today 2,202.7

All available years

Today's value of british pounds by year:

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