Infants' and toddlers' apparel priced at $20 in 1947 $49.75 in 2021

Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Infants' And Toddlers' Apparel, 1947-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for infants' and toddlers' apparel were 148.76% higher in 2021 versus 1947 (a $29.75 difference in value).

Between 1947 and 2021: Infants' and toddlers' apparel experienced an average inflation rate of 1.24% per year. In other words, infants' and toddlers' apparel costing $20 in the year 1947 would cost $49.75 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.40% during this same period, inflation for infants' and toddlers' apparel was lower.

Price Inflation for Infants' and toddlers' apparel since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1974 (27.50%), 1975 (19.01%), and 1977 (9.68%).

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

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 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 2021
CPI 43.800 40.960 38.160 38.040 41.460 39.240 38.980 37.080 37.540 37.600 37.680 37.220 36.920 36.780 35.360 34.780 34.760 34.933 35.067 35.400 35.731 37.238 38.423 39.177 40.031 41.123 42.523 54.215 64.523 67.992 74.577 77.408 78.977 85.454 92.908 96.300 101.085 102.623 107.146 111.815 112.054 116.362 119.100 125.838 128.900 129.300 127.131 128.077 127.231 129.723 129.038 126.077 129.015 130.562 129.177 126.431 122.115 118.515 116.708 116.477 113.948 113.762 114.489 114.180 113.571 119.664 116.538 117.550 119.739 115.894 114.917 120.318 119.325 112.238 108.959

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Buying power of $20 since 1947

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Infants' and toddlers' apparel, over time, for $20 beginning in 1947. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1947 $20.00 -
1948 $18.70 -6.48%
1949 $17.42 -6.84%
1950 $17.37 -0.31%
1951 $18.93 8.99%
1952 $17.92 -5.35%
1953 $17.80 -0.66%
1954 $16.93 -4.87%
1955 $17.14 1.24%
1956 $17.17 0.16%
1957 $17.21 0.21%
1958 $17.00 -1.22%
1959 $16.86 -0.81%
1960 $16.79 -0.38%
1961 $16.15 -3.86%
1962 $15.88 -1.64%
1963 $15.87 -0.06%
1964 $15.95 0.50%
1965 $16.01 0.38%
1966 $16.16 0.95%
1967 $16.32 0.93%
1968 $17.00 4.22%
1969 $17.54 3.18%
1970 $17.89 1.96%
1971 $18.28 2.18%
1972 $18.78 2.73%
1973 $19.42 3.40%
1974 $24.76 27.50%
1975 $29.46 19.01%
1976 $31.05 5.38%
1977 $34.05 9.68%
1978 $35.35 3.80%
1979 $36.06 2.03%
1980 $39.02 8.20%
1981 $42.42 8.72%
1982 $43.97 3.65%
1983 $46.16 4.97%
1984 $46.86 1.52%
1985 $48.93 4.41%
1986 $51.06 4.36%
1987 $51.17 0.21%
1988 $53.13 3.84%
1989 $54.38 2.35%
1990 $57.46 5.66%
1991 $58.86 2.43%
1992 $59.04 0.31%
1993 $58.05 -1.68%
1994 $58.48 0.74%
1995 $58.10 -0.66%
1996 $59.23 1.96%
1997 $58.92 -0.53%
1998 $57.57 -2.30%
1999 $58.91 2.33%
2000 $59.62 1.20%
2001 $58.98 -1.06%
2002 $57.73 -2.13%
2003 $55.76 -3.41%
2004 $54.12 -2.95%
2005 $53.29 -1.53%
2006 $53.19 -0.20%
2007 $52.03 -2.17%
2008 $51.95 -0.16%
2009 $52.28 0.64%
2010 $52.14 -0.27%
2011 $51.86 -0.53%
2012 $54.64 5.36%
2013 $53.21 -2.61%
2014 $53.68 0.87%
2015 $54.68 1.86%
2016 $52.92 -3.21%
2017 $52.47 -0.84%
2018 $54.94 4.70%
2019 $54.49 -0.83%
2020 $51.25 -5.94%
2021 $49.75 -2.92%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for infants' and toddlers' apparel, 1947-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1947 * 1947 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Infants' and toddlers' apparel was 43.800 in the year 1947 and 108.959 in 2021:

108.959 / 43.800 * $20 = $49.75

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1947 has the same "purchasing power" as $49.75 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Infants' and toddlers' apparel).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Infants' and toddlers' apparel in 1947. In addition to infants' and toddlers' 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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