According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's footwear were 3.11% lower in 2021 versus 2012 (a $0.62 difference in value).
Between 2012 and 2021: Women's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of -0.35% per year. In other words, women's footwear costing $20 in the year 2012 would cost $19.38 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.73% during this same period, inflation for women's footwear was lower.
In the year 2012: Pricing changed by 2.85%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for women's footwear during the 2012-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2012 (2.07%), inflation for women's footwear was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's footwear:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's footwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 2012. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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