Apparel less footwear priced at $20 in 2000 $18.84 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Apparel less footwear

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Prices for Apparel Less Footwear, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for apparel less footwear were 5.80% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $1.16 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Apparel less footwear experienced an average inflation rate of -0.33% per year. In other words, apparel less footwear costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $18.84 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for apparel less footwear was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.21%, which is below the average yearly change for apparel less footwear during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for apparel less footwear was much lower.

Price Inflation for Apparel less footwear since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1951 (8.11%), 1974 (7.23%), and 1948 (6.02%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Apparel less footwear:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 47.642 50.508 48.158 47.183 51.008 50.575 50.092 49.692 49.267 49.767 50.200 50.108 50.208 50.708 51.042 51.083 51.583 52.033 52.408 53.367 55.433 58.600 62.067 64.458 66.450 67.758 70.150 75.225 77.967 80.350 83.483 85.442 87.775 92.917 96.333 98.000 100.100 101.467 104.183 104.542 109.575 114.417 117.125 122.833 127.458 130.225 131.925 131.208 129.283 128.467 129.425 129.325 127.750 126.200 123.608 120.092 116.775 116.317 114.433 114.125 113.838 113.355 114.148 113.262 116.217 120.400 121.097 121.088 118.840 118.886 118.510 118.874

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Apparel less footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 -1.21%
2001 $19.59 -2.05%
2002 $19.03 -2.85%
2003 $18.51 -2.76%
2004 $18.43 -0.39%
2005 $18.14 -1.62%
2006 $18.09 -0.27%
2007 $18.04 -0.25%
2008 $17.96 -0.42%
2009 $18.09 0.70%
2010 $17.95 -0.78%
2011 $18.42 2.61%
2012 $19.08 3.60%
2013 $19.19 0.58%
2014 $19.19 -0.01%
2015 $18.83 -1.86%
2016 $18.84 0.04%
2017 $18.78 -0.32%
2018 $18.84 0.31%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for apparel less footwear, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Apparel less footwear was 126.200 in the year 2000 and 118.874 in 2018:

118.874 / 126.200 * $20 = $18.84

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.84 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Apparel less footwear).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Apparel less footwear in 1947. In addition to apparel less footwear, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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