Boys' and girls' footwear priced at $20 in 2018 $20.12 in 2020

Boys' And Girls' Footwear Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Boys' And Girls' Footwear, 2018-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' and girls' footwear were 0.59% higher in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.12 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2020: Boys' and girls' footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.29% per year. In other words, boys' and girls' footwear costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.12 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.28% during this same period, inflation for boys' and girls' footwear was lower.

Price Inflation for Boys' and girls' footwear since 2018

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2019 (2.55%), and 2020 (-1.91%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Boys' and girls' footwear:

Year 2018 2019 2020
CPI 152.986 156.884 153.882

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Buying power of $20 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' and girls' 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:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2018 $20.00 -
2019 $20.51 2.55%
2020 $20.12 -1.91%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for boys' and girls' footwear, 2018-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Boys' and girls' footwear was 152.986 in the year 2018 and 153.882 in 2020:

153.882 / 152.986 * $20 = $20.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.12 in 2020 (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 2018. 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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