According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for boys' apparel were 1.37% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $0.27 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Boys' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of -0.46% per year. In other words, boys' apparel costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.73 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for boys' apparel was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 5.82%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for boys' apparel during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for boys' apparel was much higher.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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