Men's furnishings priced at $20 in 2000 $22.77 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Men's furnishings

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Prices for Men's Furnishings, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's furnishings were 13.84% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $2.77 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Men's furnishings experienced an average inflation rate of 0.72% per year. In other words, men's furnishings costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $22.77 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for men's furnishings was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -0.57%, which is below the average yearly change for men's furnishings during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for men's furnishings was much lower.

Price Inflation for Men's furnishings since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1998 (5.68%), 2012 (5.16%), and 2013 (4.70%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Men's furnishings:

Year 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 103.108 106.800 108.208 108.833 111.542 114.833 117.417 118.842 120.833 120.125 119.058 119.017 122.258 127.983 135.258 136.783 136.000 135.317 134.608 135.217 136.800 136.092 134.617 132.759 134.561 138.907 140.704 144.188 151.625 158.749 157.887 155.027 154.735 153.353 154.824

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's furnishings, 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 -0.57%
2001 $19.90 -0.50%
2002 $19.80 -0.52%
2003 $19.88 0.45%
2004 $20.12 1.17%
2005 $20.01 -0.52%
2006 $19.80 -1.08%
2007 $19.52 -1.38%
2008 $19.79 1.36%
2009 $20.43 3.23%
2010 $20.69 1.29%
2011 $21.20 2.48%
2012 $22.30 5.16%
2013 $23.35 4.70%
2014 $23.22 -0.54%
2015 $22.80 -1.81%
2016 $22.76 -0.19%
2017 $22.55 -0.89%
2018 $22.77 0.96%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for men's furnishings, 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 Men's furnishings was 136.000 in the year 2000 and 154.824 in 2018:

154.824 / 136.000 * $20 = $22.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $22.77 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Men's furnishings).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Men's furnishings in 1984. In addition to men's furnishings, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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