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From: johnb <>
Subject: Re: Then and Now: Value of British Pound Stirling in 1950
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 20:00:25 +0200
> I have just found my mother's first British passport; this was issued
> in 1950.
> That same year, she left England, and traveled by ship to New York, to
> marry my dad, who had been living there for a couple of years already.
> In the back of her passport, there is a statement of GBP 4.00 value
> for "Foreign Exchange for Traveling Purposes".
> Presume that this amount was just to cover her trip.
> But the question is . . .
> What would that GBP 4.00 (4 pounds) be able to buy in 1950, and what
> would it be it's equivalent value today?
> Any one know?
> Many thanks in advance.
It depends which index you use. Lots of information at
One of the links
Current data is only available till 2008. In 2008, £4 0s 0d from 1950 is
£102.68using the retail price index.
£303.63using average earnings.
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