According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's pants and shorts were 1.83% lower in 2020 versus 2016 (a $0.37 difference in value).
Between 2016 and 2020: Men's pants and shorts experienced an average inflation rate of -0.46% per year. In other words, men's pants and shorts costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $19.63 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for men's pants and shorts was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by -2.90%, which is below the average yearly change for men's pants and shorts during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), inflation for men's pants and shorts was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Men's pants and shorts:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's pants and shorts, 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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