According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's footwear were 2.69% higher in 2021 versus 2016 (a $0.54 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2021: Men's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.53% per year. In other words, men's footwear costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.54 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.93% during this same period, inflation for men's footwear was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 0.68%, which is above the average yearly change for men's footwear during the 2016-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for men's footwear was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Men's footwear:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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