Apparel priced at $100 in 1913 $854.80 in 2022

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Prices for Apparel, 1913-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for apparel are 754.80% higher in 2022 versus 1913 (a $754.80 difference in value).

Between 1913 and 2022: Apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year. In other words, apparel costing $100 in the year 1913 would cost $854.80 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase.

Price Inflation for Apparel since 1913

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1918 (39.39%), 1919 (27.69%), and 1921 (-26.11%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1913

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Apparel, over time, for $100 beginning in 1913. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1913$100.00-
1914$100.670.67%
1915$103.693.00%
1916$116.4412.30%
1917$142.2822.19%
1918$198.3239.39%
1919$253.2427.69%
1920$287.2513.43%
1921$212.25-26.11%
1922$180.27-15.07%
1923$181.880.89%
1924$179.60-1.25%
1925$176.51-1.72%
1926$173.38-1.77%
1927$169.57-2.19%
1928$167.56-1.19%
1929$165.55-1.20%
1930$161.52-2.43%
1931$144.97-10.25%
1932$128.86-11.11%
1933$127.96-0.69%
1934$138.708.39%
1935$139.600.65%
1936$141.161.12%
1937$148.595.26%
1938$146.71-1.26%
1939$145.10-1.10%
1940$146.400.90%
1941$153.124.59%
1942$179.1917.03%
1943$186.944.32%
1944$200.057.01%
1945$210.385.16%
1946$230.829.72%
1947$267.5315.90%
1948$285.296.64%
1949$274.03-3.94%
1950$270.37-1.34%
1951$294.799.03%
1952$291.64-1.07%
1953$289.73-0.65%
1954$288.75-0.34%
1955$287.82-0.32%
1956$293.602.01%
1957$298.661.72%
1958$299.790.38%
1959$302.170.79%
1960$306.711.50%
1961$309.140.79%
1962$310.840.55%
1963$314.661.23%
1964$317.350.85%
1965$320.390.96%
1966$328.962.67%
1967$342.394.08%
1968$360.665.34%
1969$381.415.75%
1970$397.164.13%
1971$410.023.24%
1972$418.482.06%
1973$433.823.66%
1974$465.987.41%
1975$486.734.45%
1976$504.963.74%
1977$527.574.48%
1978$546.103.51%
1979$570.014.38%
1980$610.337.07%
1981$639.444.77%
1982$656.222.62%
1983$672.432.47%
1984$684.821.84%
1985$704.852.92%
1986$710.840.85%
1987$742.134.40%
1988$774.344.34%
1989$795.872.78%
1990$832.784.64%
1991$863.813.73%
1992$885.082.46%
1993$897.061.35%
1994$895.30-0.20%
1995$885.65-1.08%
1996$883.89-0.20%
1997$891.640.88%
1998$892.770.13%
1999$881.16-1.30%
2000$869.64-1.31%
2001$854.16-1.78%
2002$832.37-2.55%
2003$811.25-2.54%
2004$808.26-0.37%
2005$802.27-0.74%
2006$801.70-0.07%
2007$798.65-0.38%
2008$798.03-0.08%
2009$805.890.98%
2010$802.03-0.48%
2011$819.532.18%
2012$847.413.40%
2013$855.110.91%
2014$855.800.08%
2015$844.98-1.26%
2016$845.940.11%
2017$843.03-0.34%
2018$843.320.03%
2019$832.56-1.28%
2020$792.47-4.81%
2021$812.032.47%
2022$854.805.27%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year19131914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI14.90015.00015.45017.35021.20029.55037.73342.80031.62526.86027.10026.76026.30025.83325.26724.96724.66724.06721.60019.20019.06720.66720.80021.03322.14021.86021.62021.81422.81526.70027.85429.80831.34634.39239.86242.50840.83140.28543.92343.45443.16943.02342.88543.74644.50044.66945.02345.70046.06246.31546.88547.28547.73849.01551.01553.73856.83159.17761.09262.35464.63869.43172.52375.23878.60881.36984.93190.93895.27797.777100.192102.038105.023105.915110.577115.377118.585124.085128.708131.877133.662133.400131.962131.700132.854133.023131.292129.577127.269124.023120.877120.431119.538119.454118.998118.907120.078119.503122.111126.265127.411127.514125.903126.045125.612125.654124.052118.079120.993127.365

Adjust apparel prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1913 * 1913 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Apparel was 14.900 in the year 1913 and 127.365 in 2022:

127.365 / 14.900 * $100 = $854.80

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1913 has the same "purchasing power" as $854.80 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Apparel in 1913. In addition to apparel, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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