According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's footwear were 3.32% higher in 2021 versus 2017 (a $0.66 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Men's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of 0.82% per year. In other words, men's footwear costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.66 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for men's footwear was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -0.13%, which is below the average yearly change for men's footwear during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), 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 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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