Women's suits and separates priced at $20 in 2000 $16.22 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Women's suits and separates

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Prices for Women's Suits And Separates, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's suits and separates were 18.90% lower in 2018 versus 2000 (a $3.78 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Women's suits and separates experienced an average inflation rate of -1.16% per year. In other words, women's suits and separates costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $16.22 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for women's suits and separates was significantly lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -1.04%, which is above the average yearly change for women's suits and separates during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for women's suits and separates was much lower.

Price Inflation for Women's suits and separates since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2002 (-4.62%), 2015 (-4.08%), and 2008 (-3.65%).

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

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 100.000 100.962 99.215 98.185 95.815 91.392 88.115 89.792 87.315 88.223 88.921 85.679 84.864 83.892 84.170 86.633 86.746 85.263 81.785 81.537 80.117 79.633

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's suits and separates, 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 -1.04%
2001 $19.52 -2.41%
2002 $18.62 -4.62%
2003 $17.95 -3.59%
2004 $18.29 1.90%
2005 $17.79 -2.76%
2006 $17.97 1.04%
2007 $18.11 0.79%
2008 $17.45 -3.65%
2009 $17.29 -0.95%
2010 $17.09 -1.15%
2011 $17.15 0.33%
2012 $17.65 2.93%
2013 $17.67 0.13%
2014 $17.37 -1.71%
2015 $16.66 -4.08%
2016 $16.61 -0.30%
2017 $16.32 -1.74%
2018 $16.22 -0.60%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's suits and separates, 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 suits and separates was 98.185 in the year 2000 and 79.633 in 2018:

79.633 / 98.185 * $20 = $16.22

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $16.22 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Women's suits and separates).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's suits and separates in 1997. In addition to women's suits and separates, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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