Infants' and toddlers' apparel priced at $20 in 1947 $55.52 in 2022

Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel, 1947-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for infants' and toddlers' apparel are 177.59% higher in 2022 versus 1947 (a $35.52 difference in value).

Between 1947 and 2022: Infants' and toddlers' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 1.37% per year. In other words, infants' and toddlers' apparel costing $20 in the year 1947 would cost $55.52 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.48% during this same period, inflation for infants' and toddlers' apparel was lower.

Price Inflation for Infants' and toddlers' apparel since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (27.50%), 1975 (19.01%), and 1977 (9.68%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1947

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Infants' and toddlers' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 1947. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1947$20.00-
1948$18.70-6.48%
1949$17.42-6.84%
1950$17.37-0.31%
1951$18.938.99%
1952$17.92-5.35%
1953$17.80-0.66%
1954$16.93-4.87%
1955$17.141.24%
1956$17.170.16%
1957$17.210.21%
1958$17.00-1.22%
1959$16.86-0.81%
1960$16.79-0.38%
1961$16.15-3.86%
1962$15.88-1.64%
1963$15.87-0.06%
1964$15.950.50%
1965$16.010.38%
1966$16.160.95%
1967$16.320.93%
1968$17.004.22%
1969$17.543.18%
1970$17.891.96%
1971$18.282.18%
1972$18.782.73%
1973$19.423.40%
1974$24.7627.50%
1975$29.4619.01%
1976$31.055.38%
1977$34.059.68%
1978$35.353.80%
1979$36.062.03%
1980$39.028.20%
1981$42.428.72%
1982$43.973.65%
1983$46.164.97%
1984$46.861.52%
1985$48.934.41%
1986$51.064.36%
1987$51.170.21%
1988$53.133.84%
1989$54.382.35%
1990$57.465.66%
1991$58.862.43%
1992$59.040.31%
1993$58.05-1.68%
1994$58.480.74%
1995$58.10-0.66%
1996$59.231.96%
1997$58.92-0.53%
1998$57.57-2.30%
1999$58.912.33%
2000$59.621.20%
2001$58.98-1.06%
2002$57.73-2.13%
2003$55.76-3.41%
2004$54.12-2.95%
2005$53.29-1.53%
2006$53.19-0.20%
2007$52.03-2.17%
2008$51.95-0.16%
2009$52.280.64%
2010$52.14-0.27%
2011$51.86-0.53%
2012$54.645.36%
2013$53.21-2.61%
2014$53.680.87%
2015$54.681.86%
2016$52.92-3.21%
2017$52.47-0.84%
2018$54.944.70%
2019$54.49-0.83%
2020$51.25-5.94%
2021$51.420.32%
2022$55.527.98%*

* 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 Infants' and toddlers' apparel:

Year1947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI43.80040.96038.16038.04041.46039.24038.98037.08037.54037.60037.68037.22036.92036.78035.36034.78034.76034.93335.06735.40035.73137.23838.42339.17740.03141.12342.52354.21564.52367.99274.57777.40878.97785.45492.90896.300101.085102.623107.146111.815112.054116.362119.100125.838128.900129.300127.131128.077127.231129.723129.038126.077129.015130.562129.177126.431122.115118.515116.708116.477113.948113.762114.489114.180113.571119.664116.538117.550119.739115.894114.917120.318119.325112.238112.601121.583

Adjust infants' and toddlers' apparel prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1947 * 1947 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Infants' and toddlers' apparel was 43.800 in the year 1947 and 121.583 in 2022:

121.583 / 43.800 * $20 = $55.52

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1947 has the same "purchasing power" as $55.52 in 2022 (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 1947. 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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