Boys' and girls' footwear priced at $20 in 1996 $25.95 in 2023

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Prices for Boys' And Girls' Footwear, 1996-2023 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' and girls' footwear are 29.75% higher in 2023 versus 1996 (a $5.95 difference in value).

Between 1996 and 2023: Boys' and girls' footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.97% per year. In other words, boys' and girls' footwear costing $20 in the year 1996 would cost $25.95 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.48% during this same period, inflation for boys' and girls' footwear was lower.

In the year 1996: Pricing changed by 4.33%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for boys' and girls' footwear during the 1996-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1996 (2.93%), inflation for boys' and girls' footwear was higher.

Price Inflation for Boys' and girls' footwear since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (10.48%), 1979 (8.08%), and 2022 (5.78%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1996

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' and girls' footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 1996. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1996$20.004.33%
1997$20.331.65%
1998$20.380.27%
1999$19.81-2.79%
2000$19.12-3.49%
2001$18.99-0.69%
2002$18.30-3.63%
2003$18.400.55%
2004$18.410.01%
2005$19.304.85%
2006$19.14-0.84%
2007$19.00-0.73%
2008$19.794.19%
2009$20.684.48%
2010$20.58-0.49%
2011$21.132.70%
2012$21.351.02%
2013$21.792.09%
2014$22.714.19%
2015$23.382.95%
2016$23.631.09%
2017$23.720.39%
2018$23.740.06%
2019$24.342.55%
2020$23.60-3.05%
2021$24.312.97%
2022$25.715.78%
2023$25.950.93%*

* 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 Boys' and girls' footwear:

Year19771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI76.20077.85484.14692.96298.32399.03899.700101.238102.423101.977105.608111.077115.500120.031121.254122.338121.985125.585123.531128.885131.008131.362127.692123.238122.392117.954118.600118.608124.362123.315122.418127.548133.263132.604136.184137.575140.445146.329150.647152.288152.887152.986156.884152.106156.627165.683167.229

Adjust boys' and girls' footwear prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 1996 * 1996 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Boys' and girls' footwear was 128.885 in the year 1996 and 167.229 in 2023:

167.229 / 128.885 * $20 = $25.95

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1996 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.95 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Boys' and girls' footwear).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Boys' and girls' footwear in 1977. In addition to boys' and girls' 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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