According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's footwear were 5.59% lower in 2021 versus 2015 (a $1.12 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2021: Women's footwear experienced an average inflation rate of -0.95% per year. In other words, women's footwear costing $20 in the year 2015 would cost $18.88 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for women's footwear was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by 0.71%, which is above the average yearly change for women's footwear during the 2015-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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