Infants' and toddlers' apparel priced at $20 in 1989 $18.87 in 2020

Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel, 1989-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for infants' and toddlers' apparel were 5.64% lower in 2020 versus 1989 (a $1.13 difference in value).

Between 1989 and 2020: Infants' and toddlers' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.19% per year. In other words, infants' and toddlers' apparel costing $20 in the year 1989 would cost $18.87 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.39% during this same period, 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: 2020 (-5.83%), 1990 (5.63%), and 2012 (5.38%).

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 2019 2020
CPI 119.100 125.800 128.900 129.300 127.133 128.075 127.233 129.725 129.042 126.058 129.008 130.550 129.150 126.433 122.117 118.550 116.750 116.475 113.906 113.730 114.463 114.158 113.547 119.656 116.538 117.538 119.724 115.908 114.919 120.334 119.346 112.385

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Buying power of $20 since 1989

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Infants' and toddlers' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 1989. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1989 $20.00 -
1990 $21.13 5.63%
1991 $21.65 2.46%
1992 $21.71 0.31%
1993 $21.35 -1.68%
1994 $21.51 0.74%
1995 $21.37 -0.66%
1996 $21.78 1.96%
1997 $21.67 -0.53%
1998 $21.17 -2.31%
1999 $21.66 2.34%
2000 $21.92 1.20%
2001 $21.69 -1.07%
2002 $21.23 -2.10%
2003 $20.51 -3.41%
2004 $19.91 -2.92%
2005 $19.61 -1.52%
2006 $19.56 -0.24%
2007 $19.13 -2.21%
2008 $19.10 -0.15%
2009 $19.22 0.65%
2010 $19.17 -0.27%
2011 $19.07 -0.54%
2012 $20.09 5.38%
2013 $19.57 -2.61%
2014 $19.74 0.86%
2015 $20.10 1.86%
2016 $19.46 -3.19%
2017 $19.30 -0.85%
2018 $20.21 4.71%
2019 $20.04 -0.82%
2020 $18.87 -5.83%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for infants' and toddlers' apparel, 1989-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1989 * 1989 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Infants' and toddlers' apparel was 119.100 in the year 1989 and 112.385 in 2020:

112.385 / 119.100 * $20 = $18.87

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1989 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.87 in 2020 (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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