Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories priced at $20 in 1997 $19.87 in 2021

Women's Underwear, Nightwear, Sportswear And Accessories Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Women's Underwear, Nightwear, Sportswear And Accessories, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories were 0.67% lower in 2021 versus 1997 (a $0.13 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories experienced an average inflation rate of -0.03% per year. In other words, women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $19.87 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories was lower.

Price Inflation for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2002 (-4.30%), 2020 (-3.47%), and 2012 (3.23%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 102.954 102.192 101.792 101.454 97.092 95.854 94.192 95.438 94.385 91.805 90.378 93.116 95.952 98.564 101.749 103.161 106.286 105.219 106.391 107.052 105.557 104.153 100.543 99.328

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $20.00 -
1998 $20.59 2.95%
1999 $20.44 -0.74%
2000 $20.36 -0.39%
2001 $20.29 -0.33%
2002 $19.42 -4.30%
2003 $19.17 -1.28%
2004 $18.84 -1.73%
2005 $19.09 1.32%
2006 $18.88 -1.10%
2007 $18.36 -2.73%
2008 $18.08 -1.55%
2009 $18.62 3.03%
2010 $19.19 3.05%
2011 $19.71 2.72%
2012 $20.35 3.23%
2013 $20.63 1.39%
2014 $21.26 3.03%
2015 $21.04 -1.00%
2016 $21.28 1.11%
2017 $21.41 0.62%
2018 $21.11 -1.40%
2019 $20.83 -1.33%
2020 $20.11 -3.47%
2021 $19.87 -1.21%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 99.328 in 2021:

99.328 / 100.000 * $20 = $19.87

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.87 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories).


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

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