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Find out the growth rate needed for your savings to have kept up with inflation

This calculator shows the effect of inflation on the real value of your savings and the growth rate you would have needed to keep pace with inflation.

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is equivalent to in today's money

Today* £
  • The cost of goods and services increased by % over this period.
  • Your £ would need to have grown by an average of % per year, just to have kept pace with inflation. If you achieved a lower rate of growth, the real value of your money would have fallen.
  • *Figures based on the Retail Price Index (RPI) as at . Source: Office for National Statistics.
Current UK inflation rate

Source: Office for National Statistics.

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Unlike the security of cash, investments can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you put in.