According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's shirts and sweaters were 8.59% lower in 2021 versus 2019 (a $1.72 difference in value).
Between 2019 and 2021: Men's shirts and sweaters experienced an average inflation rate of -4.39% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, men's shirts and sweaters costing $20 in the year 2019 would cost $18.28 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.39% during this same period, inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was significantly lower.
In the year 2019: Pricing changed by -2.42%, which is above the average yearly change for men's shirts and sweaters during the 2019-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2019 (1.81%), inflation for men's shirts and sweaters was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Men's shirts and sweaters:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's shirts and sweaters, over time, for $20 beginning in 2019. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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