Men's shirts and sweaters priced at $20 in 2018 $19.47 in 2022

Men's Shirts And Sweaters Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Men's Shirts And Sweaters, 2018-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's shirts and sweaters are 2.65% lower in 2022 versus 2018 (a $0.53 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2022: Men's shirts and sweaters experienced an average inflation rate of -0.67% per year. In other words, men's shirts and sweaters costing $20 in the year 2018 would cost $19.47 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.69% during this same period, inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was significantly lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by -0.52%, which is above the average yearly change for men's shirts and sweaters during the 2018-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was lower.

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 (6.99%), and 2002 (-5.43%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2018

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's shirts and sweaters, over time, for $20 beginning in 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2018$20.00-0.52%
2019$19.52-2.42%
2020$18.06-7.47%
2021$18.200.77%
2022$19.476.99%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


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

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.00099.96998.56998.32393.93188.83185.19285.28584.23184.67782.53080.44480.96878.64279.58382.22482.87680.97379.48779.54278.57578.16976.27870.57971.12676.095

Adjust men's shirts and sweaters prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Men's shirts and sweaters was 78.169 in the year 2018 and 76.095 in 2022:

76.095 / 78.169 * $20 = $19.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.47 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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