According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's pants and shorts were 0.42% lower in 2020 versus 2018 (a $0.08 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2020: Men's pants and shorts experienced an average inflation rate of -0.21% per year. In other words, men's pants and shorts costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.92 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.37% during this same period, inflation for men's pants and shorts was lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -1.20%, which is below the average yearly change for men's pants and shorts during the 2018-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), 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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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