Men's furnishings priced at $20 in 1984 $31.25 in 2020

Men's Furnishings Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Men's Furnishings, 1984-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's furnishings were 56.26% higher in 2020 versus 1984 (a $11.25 difference in value).

Between 1984 and 2020: Men's furnishings experienced an average inflation rate of 1.25% per year. In other words, men's furnishings costing $20 in the year 1984 would cost $31.25 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.56% during this same period, inflation for men's furnishings was lower.

Price Inflation for Men's furnishings since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1998 (5.68%), 2012 (5.16%), and 2013 (4.70%).

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

Year 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
CPI 103.108 106.800 108.208 108.833 111.542 114.833 117.417 118.842 120.833 120.125 119.058 119.017 122.258 127.983 135.258 136.783 136.000 135.317 134.608 135.217 136.800 136.092 134.617 132.759 134.561 138.907 140.704 144.188 151.625 158.749 157.851 154.964 154.709 153.326 154.972 155.484 161.113

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Buying power of $20 since 1984

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's furnishings, over time, for $20 beginning in 1984. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1984 $20.00 -
1985 $20.72 3.58%
1986 $20.99 1.32%
1987 $21.11 0.58%
1988 $21.64 2.49%
1989 $22.27 2.95%
1990 $22.78 2.25%
1991 $23.05 1.21%
1992 $23.44 1.68%
1993 $23.30 -0.59%
1994 $23.09 -0.89%
1995 $23.09 -0.03%
1996 $23.71 2.72%
1997 $24.83 4.68%
1998 $26.24 5.68%
1999 $26.53 1.13%
2000 $26.38 -0.57%
2001 $26.25 -0.50%
2002 $26.11 -0.52%
2003 $26.23 0.45%
2004 $26.54 1.17%
2005 $26.40 -0.52%
2006 $26.11 -1.08%
2007 $25.75 -1.38%
2008 $26.10 1.36%
2009 $26.94 3.23%
2010 $27.29 1.29%
2011 $27.97 2.48%
2012 $29.41 5.16%
2013 $30.79 4.70%
2014 $30.62 -0.57%
2015 $30.06 -1.83%
2016 $30.01 -0.16%
2017 $29.74 -0.89%
2018 $30.06 1.07%
2019 $30.16 0.33%
2020 $31.25 3.62%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for men's furnishings, 1984-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1984 * 1984 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Men's furnishings was 103.108 in the year 1984 and 161.113 in 2020:

161.113 / 103.108 * $20 = $31.25

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1984 has the same "purchasing power" as $31.25 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Men's furnishings).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Men's furnishings in 1984. In addition to men's furnishings, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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