Women's apparel priced at $100 in 2000 $93.36 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Women's apparel

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Prices for Women's Apparel, 2000-2018 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's apparel were 6.64% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $6.64 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Women's apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.38% per year. In other words, women's apparel costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $93.36 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for women's apparel was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.44%, which is below the average yearly change for women's apparel during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for women's apparel was much lower.

Price Inflation for Women's apparel since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1987 (6.24%), 1990 (5.41%), and 1988 (4.07%).

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

Year 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 92.650 94.375 96.042 97.117 98.267 100.150 101.475 105.217 104.358 110.875 115.392 116.642 122.950 127.617 130.133 132.750 131.067 126.667 124.283 126.133 126.358 123.675 121.900 119.867 116.033 113.133 113.250 111.833 112.433 112.057 109.275 109.899 109.490 111.344 114.998 116.253 117.622 114.441 114.599 114.258 113.812

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Buying power of $100 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's apparel, over time, for $100 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 $100.00 -1.44%
2001 $98.33 -1.67%
2002 $95.19 -3.20%
2003 $92.81 -2.50%
2004 $92.90 0.10%
2005 $91.74 -1.25%
2006 $92.23 0.54%
2007 $91.93 -0.33%
2008 $89.64 -2.48%
2009 $90.15 0.57%
2010 $89.82 -0.37%
2011 $91.34 1.69%
2012 $94.34 3.28%
2013 $95.37 1.09%
2014 $96.49 1.18%
2015 $93.88 -2.70%
2016 $94.01 0.14%
2017 $93.73 -0.30%
2018 $93.36 -0.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's 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 apparel was 121.900 in the year 2000 and 113.812 in 2018:

113.812 / 121.900 * $100 = $93.36

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $93.36 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Women's apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's apparel in 1978. In addition to women's 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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