Boys' apparel priced at $20 in 2014 $19.48 in 2020

Boys' Apparel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Boys' Apparel, 2014-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' apparel were 2.61% lower in 2020 versus 2014 (a $0.52 difference in value).

Between 2014 and 2020: Boys' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.44% per year. In other words, boys' apparel costing $20 in the year 2014 would cost $19.48 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.50% during this same period, inflation for boys' apparel was lower.

In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 1.25%, which is above the average yearly change for boys' apparel during the 2014-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), inflation for boys' apparel was lower.

Price Inflation for Boys' apparel since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (-8.04%), 1980 (6.11%), and 2018 (5.82%).

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

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 81.800 80.892 84.608 89.777 94.308 97.100 100.569 102.323 104.823 105.192 103.923 106.985 107.977 109.000 112.577 115.800 117.615 115.385 117.023 116.108 117.638 119.231 117.431 116.185 112.900 106.938 102.608 102.569 96.954 93.677 91.687 93.468 95.182 91.518 95.922 101.481 102.619 103.905 103.046 103.835 100.843 106.711 110.034 101.189

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Buying power of $20 since 2014

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2014. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2014 $20.00 1.25%
2015 $19.83 -0.83%
2016 $19.99 0.77%
2017 $19.41 -2.88%
2018 $20.54 5.82%
2019 $21.18 3.11%
2020 $19.48 -8.04%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for boys' apparel, 2014-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2014 * 2014 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Boys' apparel was 103.905 in the year 2014 and 101.189 in 2020:

101.189 / 103.905 * $20 = $19.48

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2014 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.48 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Boys' apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Boys' apparel in 1977. In addition to boys' apparel, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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