According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's footwear were 0.10% higher in 2019 versus 2018 (a $0.02 difference in value).

**Between 2018 and 2019:** Men's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.10% per year.
In other words, men's footwear costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $20.02 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase.
Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for men's footwear was
lower.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for *Men's footwear*:

Year |
2018 | 2019 |

CPI |
139.730 | 139.867 |

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Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year | USD Value | Inflation Rate |
---|---|---|

2018 | $20.00 | - |

2019 | $20.02 | 0.10%* |

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Men's footwear was 139.730 in the year 2018 and 139.867 in 2019:

139.867 / 139.730 * $20 =

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $20.02 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Men's footwear).