Women's and girls' apparel priced at $20 in 2000 $18.22 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Women's and girls' apparel

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Prices for Women's And Girls' Apparel, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's and girls' apparel were 8.90% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $1.78 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Women's and girls' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.52% per year. In other words, women's and girls' apparel costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $18.22 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for women's and girls' apparel was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.39%, which is below the average yearly change for women's and girls' apparel during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for women's and girls' apparel was much lower.

Price Inflation for Women's and girls' apparel since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1951 (7.65%), 1987 (6.15%), and 1974 (6.01%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's and girls' apparel:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 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
CPI 55.642 58.908 55.675 53.817 57.933 57.250 56.583 56.108 55.592 56.008 56.292 56.200 56.408 56.708 56.908 56.850 57.325 57.625 58.075 59.208 61.892 65.542 69.133 71.825 74.358 76.175 78.783 83.517 85.508 87.875 90.650 92.442 94.042 96.017 97.492 98.442 100.167 101.258 104.867 103.942 110.333 114.942 116.442 122.583 127.608 130.408 132.600 130.992 126.925 124.683 126.108 125.958 123.258 121.542 119.283 115.783 113.050 112.942 110.767 110.683 110.280 107.458 108.065 107.079 109.151 112.982 113.375 114.400 111.255 111.265 111.041 110.730

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's and 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 -1.39%
2001 $19.63 -1.86%
2002 $19.05 -2.93%
2003 $18.60 -2.36%
2004 $18.58 -0.10%
2005 $18.23 -1.93%
2006 $18.21 -0.08%
2007 $18.15 -0.36%
2008 $17.68 -2.56%
2009 $17.78 0.56%
2010 $17.62 -0.91%
2011 $17.96 1.93%
2012 $18.59 3.51%
2013 $18.66 0.35%
2014 $18.82 0.90%
2015 $18.31 -2.75%
2016 $18.31 0.01%
2017 $18.27 -0.20%
2018 $18.22 -0.28%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's and girls' 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 Women's and girls' apparel was 121.542 in the year 2000 and 110.730 in 2018:

110.730 / 121.542 * $20 = $18.22

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.22 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Women's and girls' apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's and girls' apparel in 1947. In addition to women's and 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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