Girls' apparel priced at $20 in 2000 $15.66 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Girls' apparel

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Prices for Girls' Apparel, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for girls' apparel were 21.68% lower in 2019 versus 2000 (a $4.34 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Girls' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -1.28% per year. In other words, girls' apparel costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $15.66 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, inflation for girls' apparel was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.24%, which is above the average yearly change for girls' apparel during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for girls' apparel was much lower.

Price Inflation for Girls' apparel since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (5.83%), 1987 (5.62%), and 2005 (-5.37%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Girls' apparel:

Year 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 2019
CPI 91.400 92.542 95.900 99.367 99.358 100.325 100.308 103.192 101.908 107.633 112.558 115.508 120.733 127.775 132.325 131.942 130.850 128.600 127.200 126.317 124.000 121.200 119.692 116.292 114.558 112.583 111.333 105.358 101.583 101.046 98.471 98.997 95.363 98.419 103.135 99.629 99.089 96.129 95.585 95.870 95.017 93.745

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Girls' apparel, 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 -1.24%
2001 $19.43 -2.84%
2002 $19.14 -1.49%
2003 $18.81 -1.72%
2004 $18.60 -1.11%
2005 $17.60 -5.37%
2006 $16.97 -3.58%
2007 $16.88 -0.53%
2008 $16.45 -2.55%
2009 $16.54 0.53%
2010 $15.93 -3.67%
2011 $16.45 3.21%
2012 $17.23 4.79%
2013 $16.65 -3.40%
2014 $16.56 -0.54%
2015 $16.06 -2.99%
2016 $15.97 -0.57%
2017 $16.02 0.30%
2018 $15.88 -0.89%
2019 $15.66 -1.34%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for girls' apparel, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Girls' apparel was 119.692 in the year 2000 and 93.745 in 2019:

93.745 / 119.692 * $20 = $15.66

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $15.66 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Girls' apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Girls' apparel in 1978. In addition to girls' 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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