What could you buy for £1 in 1983?

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the value of the £1 coin has changed since it was first introduced back in 1983.

It’s common knowledge that the cost of living increases over time; however you may be surprised when you see just how much some everyday items have increased in cost during the past 34 years…

Change Checker 1 Pound Infographic Amends 01 - What could you buy for £1 in 1983?

  1. Lesley Taylor on October 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I have a 50p 2017 Isaac Newton and a 1983 £1 coins.



  2. DAVE on October 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    THIS IS PROOF OF THE SYSTEMATIC DEBASEMENT OF THE CURRENCY SYSTEM BY THE GREEDY BANKSTERS AND ALL GOVENMENTS TO KEEP THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS AS THEY ARE. CURRENCY BACKED BY HOOLOW PROMISES AND NOT A TANGABLE ASSET WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME WORTHLESS, THIS IS NOT MONEY.



  3. Reg rigby on October 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Why have apples increased so much couple years ago I could not give some of my apples away, I guess it must be the greedy Eu



  4. Kay Chamberlain on October 13, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Wow cigarettes I hope the inflation is because we smoke less..not greedy government pockets..



    • James on October 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Greedy government pockets.. (ex smoker) Bet the Chancellor’s Xmas Parties are awesome :{p