Boys' apparel priced at $20 in 2015 $21.62 in 2022

Boys' Apparel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Boys' Apparel, 2015-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' apparel are 8.11% higher in 2022 versus 2015 (a $1.62 difference in value).

Between 2015 and 2022: Boys' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 1.12% per year. In other words, boys' apparel costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $21.62 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.84% during this same period, inflation for boys' apparel was lower.

In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -0.83%, which is below the average yearly change for boys' apparel during the 2015-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2015

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2015$20.00-0.83%
2016$20.150.77%
2017$19.57-2.88%
2018$20.715.82%
2019$21.363.11%
2020$19.64-8.04%
2021$20.544.56%
2022$21.625.29%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI81.80080.89284.60889.77794.30897.100100.569102.323104.823105.192103.923106.985107.977109.000112.577115.800117.615115.385117.023116.108117.638119.231117.431116.185112.900106.938102.608102.56996.95493.67791.68793.46895.18291.51895.922101.481102.619103.905103.046103.835100.843106.711110.034101.189105.808111.400

Adjust boys' apparel prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Boys' apparel was 103.046 in the year 2015 and 111.400 in 2022:

111.400 / 103.046 * $20 = $21.62

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.62 in 2022 (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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