According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' apparel were 4.37% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $0.87 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Boys' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 1.07% per year. In other words, boys' apparel costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.87 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.98% during this same period, inflation for boys' apparel was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -2.88%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for boys' apparel during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for boys' apparel was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Boys' apparel:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Boys' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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