According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning are 88.77% higher in 2022 versus 2004 (a $17.75 difference in value).
Between 2004 and 2022: Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning experienced an average inflation rate of 3.59% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $37.75 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning was higher.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 3.45%, which is below the average yearly change for apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning during the 2004-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), inflation for apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning was higher.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning: