According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear were 10.45% lower in 2020 versus 2017 (a $2.09 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2020: Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear experienced an average inflation rate of -3.61% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $17.91 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by -1.72%, which is above the average yearly change for men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear during the 2017-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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