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.
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:
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* 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: