Men's shirts and sweaters priced at $20 in 2012 $18.52 in 2022

Men's Shirts And Sweaters Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Men's Shirts And Sweaters, 2012-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's shirts and sweaters are 7.40% lower in 2022 versus 2012 (a $1.48 difference in value).

Between 2012 and 2022: Men's shirts and sweaters experienced an average inflation rate of -0.77% per year. In other words, men's shirts and sweaters costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $18.52 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.34% during this same period, inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was significantly lower.

In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 3.32%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for men's shirts and sweaters during the 2012-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was higher.

Price Inflation for Men's shirts and sweaters since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (-7.47%), 2022 (7.05%), and 2002 (-5.43%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2012

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's shirts and sweaters, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2012$20.003.32%
2013$20.160.79%
2014$19.70-2.30%
2015$19.33-1.83%
2016$19.350.07%
2017$19.11-1.22%
2018$19.01-0.52%
2019$18.55-2.42%
2020$17.17-7.47%
2021$17.300.77%
2022$18.527.05%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00099.96998.56998.32393.93188.83185.19285.28584.23184.67782.53080.44480.96878.64279.58382.22482.87680.97379.48779.54278.57578.16976.27870.57971.12676.143

Adjust men's shirts and sweaters prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Men's shirts and sweaters was 82.224 in the year 2012 and 76.143 in 2022:

76.143 / 82.224 * $20 = $18.52

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as $18.52 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Men's shirts and sweaters).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Men's shirts and sweaters in 1997. In addition to men's shirts and sweaters, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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