According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's footwear were 1% lower in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.20 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2019: Women's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of -1% per year. In other words, women's footwear costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.80 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for women's footwear was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's footwear:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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