Women's footwear priced at $20 in 2000 $20.94 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Women's footwear

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Prices for Women's Footwear, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's footwear were 4.71% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $0.94 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Women's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.26% per year. In other words, women's footwear costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $20.94 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for women's footwear was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.56%, which is below the average yearly change for women's footwear during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for women's footwear was much lower.

Price Inflation for Women's footwear since 1978

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1979 (6.27%), 1980 (6.09%), and 1981 (5.04%).

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

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 81.750 86.875 92.167 96.808 99.850 99.983 100.142 100.892 98.508 100.950 104.517 109.042 110.600 114.592 119.717 122.025 120.400 119.350 120.983 121.917 123.083 121.508 119.608 120.900 118.992 118.483 118.400 121.867 122.808 122.459 122.532 123.358 125.279 123.643 127.164 130.372 127.958 128.889 128.616 127.153 125.238

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's footwear, 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 -1.56%
2001 $20.22 1.08%
2002 $19.90 -1.58%
2003 $19.81 -0.43%
2004 $19.80 -0.07%
2005 $20.38 2.93%
2006 $20.54 0.77%
2007 $20.48 -0.28%
2008 $20.49 0.06%
2009 $20.63 0.67%
2010 $20.95 1.56%
2011 $20.67 -1.31%
2012 $21.26 2.85%
2013 $21.80 2.52%
2014 $21.40 -1.85%
2015 $21.55 0.73%
2016 $21.51 -0.21%
2017 $21.26 -1.14%
2018 $20.94 -1.51%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's footwear, 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 footwear was 119.608 in the year 2000 and 125.238 in 2018:

125.238 / 119.608 * $20 = $20.94

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.94 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Women's footwear).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's footwear in 1978. In addition to women's footwear, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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