Infants' and toddlers' apparel priced at $20 in 2000 $18.42 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Infants' and toddlers' apparel

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Prices for Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for infants' and toddlers' apparel were 7.88% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $1.58 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Infants' and toddlers' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.45% per year. In other words, infants' and toddlers' apparel costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $18.42 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for infants' and toddlers' apparel was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.20%, which is above the average yearly change for infants' and toddlers' apparel during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for infants' and toddlers' apparel was lower.

Price Inflation for Infants' and toddlers' apparel since 1989

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1990 (5.63%), 2012 (5.38%), and 2018 (4.68%).

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

Year 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 119.100 125.800 128.900 129.300 127.133 128.075 127.233 129.725 129.042 126.058 129.008 130.550 129.150 126.433 122.117 118.550 116.750 116.475 113.906 113.730 114.463 114.158 113.547 119.656 116.538 117.535 119.708 115.887 114.894 120.268

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Infants' and toddlers' 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 1.20%
2001 $19.79 -1.07%
2002 $19.37 -2.10%
2003 $18.71 -3.41%
2004 $18.16 -2.92%
2005 $17.89 -1.52%
2006 $17.84 -0.24%
2007 $17.45 -2.21%
2008 $17.42 -0.15%
2009 $17.54 0.65%
2010 $17.49 -0.27%
2011 $17.40 -0.54%
2012 $18.33 5.38%
2013 $17.85 -2.61%
2014 $18.01 0.86%
2015 $18.34 1.85%
2016 $17.75 -3.19%
2017 $17.60 -0.86%
2018 $18.42 4.68%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for infants' and toddlers' apparel, 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 Infants' and toddlers' apparel was 130.550 in the year 2000 and 120.268 in 2018:

120.268 / 130.550 * $20 = $18.42

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.42 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Infants' and toddlers' apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Infants' and toddlers' apparel in 1989. In addition to infants' and toddlers' 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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