Boys' and girls' footwear priced at $20 in 2000 $24.86 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Boys' and girls' footwear

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Prices for Boys' And Girls' Footwear, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' and girls' footwear were 24.30% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $4.86 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Boys' and girls' footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 1.22% per year. In other words, boys' and girls' footwear costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $24.86 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for boys' and girls' footwear was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -3.49%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for boys' and girls' footwear during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for boys' and girls' footwear was much lower.

Price Inflation for Boys' and girls' footwear since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.48%), 1979 (8.08%), and 1981 (5.77%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Boys' and girls' footwear:

Year 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 76.200 77.854 84.146 92.962 98.323 99.038 99.700 101.238 102.423 101.977 105.608 111.077 115.500 120.031 121.254 122.338 121.985 125.585 123.531 128.885 131.008 131.362 127.692 123.238 122.392 117.954 118.600 118.608 124.362 123.315 122.418 127.548 133.263 132.604 136.184 137.575 140.445 146.329 150.647 152.288 152.887 153.186

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' and girls' 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 -3.49%
2001 $19.86 -0.69%
2002 $19.14 -3.63%
2003 $19.25 0.55%
2004 $19.25 0.01%
2005 $20.18 4.85%
2006 $20.01 -0.84%
2007 $19.87 -0.73%
2008 $20.70 4.19%
2009 $21.63 4.48%
2010 $21.52 -0.49%
2011 $22.10 2.70%
2012 $22.33 1.02%
2013 $22.79 2.09%
2014 $23.75 4.19%
2015 $24.45 2.95%
2016 $24.71 1.09%
2017 $24.81 0.39%
2018 $24.86 0.20%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for boys' and girls' 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 Boys' and girls' footwear was 123.238 in the year 2000 and 153.186 in 2018:

153.186 / 123.238 * $20 = $24.86

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.86 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Boys' and girls' footwear).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Boys' and girls' footwear in 1977. In addition to boys' and girls' 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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