Women's outerwear priced at $20 in 1935 $94.01 in 2021

Women's Outerwear Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Women's Outerwear, 1935-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's outerwear were 370.07% higher in 2021 versus 1935 (a $74.01 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2021: Women's outerwear experienced an average inflation rate of 1.82% per year. In other words, women's outerwear costing $20 in the year 1935 would cost $94.01 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.51% during this same period, inflation for women's outerwear was lower.

Price Inflation for Women's outerwear since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1951 (19.41%), 1948 (18.51%), and 1943 (15.43%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's outerwear:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 19.700 20.350 22.250 21.600 21.400 21.400 22.100 23.514 27.143 31.143 33.371 34.914 38.280 45.367 43.800 45.167 53.933 52.667 52.000 50.867 50.000 51.467 51.333 51.267 51.567 51.667 51.800 52.067 53.733 55.200 56.700 57.967 60.967 65.933 68.917 72.100 73.917 78.267 82.433 88.250 85.175 89.822 93.556 98.531 100.569 98.777 95.692 97.708 101.208 101.077 101.177 95.138 100.915 104.492 108.877 114.123 119.808 119.238 124.562 121.338 116.600 119.508 123.323 118.815 113.554 115.900 115.192 110.462 108.538 104.308 100.738 94.815 93.143 92.676 92.784 91.455 94.211 95.476 102.035 111.962 109.621 110.299 109.712 104.781 104.889 92.684 92.604

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Buying power of $20 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's outerwear, over time, for $20 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1935 $20.00 -
1936 $20.66 3.30%
1937 $22.59 9.34%
1938 $21.93 -2.92%
1939 $21.73 -0.93%
1940 $21.73 0.00%
1941 $22.44 3.27%
1942 $23.87 6.40%
1943 $27.56 15.43%
1944 $31.62 14.74%
1945 $33.88 7.16%
1946 $35.45 4.62%
1947 $38.86 9.64%
1948 $46.06 18.51%
1949 $44.47 -3.45%
1950 $45.85 3.12%
1951 $54.75 19.41%
1952 $53.47 -2.35%
1953 $52.79 -1.27%
1954 $51.64 -2.18%
1955 $50.76 -1.70%
1956 $52.25 2.93%
1957 $52.12 -0.26%
1958 $52.05 -0.13%
1959 $52.35 0.59%
1960 $52.45 0.19%
1961 $52.59 0.26%
1962 $52.86 0.51%
1963 $54.55 3.20%
1964 $56.04 2.73%
1965 $57.56 2.72%
1966 $58.85 2.23%
1967 $61.90 5.18%
1968 $66.94 8.15%
1969 $69.97 4.52%
1970 $73.20 4.62%
1971 $75.04 2.52%
1972 $79.46 5.89%
1973 $83.69 5.32%
1974 $89.59 7.06%
1975 $86.47 -3.48%
1976 $91.19 5.46%
1977 $94.98 4.16%
1978 $100.03 5.32%
1979 $102.10 2.07%
1980 $100.28 -1.78%
1981 $97.15 -3.12%
1982 $99.20 2.11%
1983 $102.75 3.58%
1984 $102.62 -0.13%
1985 $102.72 0.10%
1986 $96.59 -5.97%
1987 $102.45 6.07%
1988 $106.08 3.54%
1989 $110.53 4.20%
1990 $115.86 4.82%
1991 $121.63 4.98%
1992 $121.05 -0.48%
1993 $126.46 4.46%
1994 $123.19 -2.59%
1995 $118.38 -3.91%
1996 $121.33 2.49%
1997 $125.20 3.19%
1998 $120.62 -3.66%
1999 $115.28 -4.43%
2000 $117.66 2.07%
2001 $116.95 -0.61%
2002 $112.14 -4.11%
2003 $110.19 -1.74%
2004 $105.90 -3.90%
2005 $102.27 -3.42%
2006 $96.26 -5.88%
2007 $94.56 -1.76%
2008 $94.09 -0.50%
2009 $94.20 0.12%
2010 $92.85 -1.43%
2011 $95.65 3.01%
2012 $96.93 1.34%
2013 $103.59 6.87%
2014 $113.67 9.73%
2015 $111.29 -2.09%
2016 $111.98 0.62%
2017 $111.38 -0.53%
2018 $106.38 -4.49%
2019 $106.49 0.10%
2020 $94.10 -11.64%
2021 $94.01 -0.09%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's outerwear, 1935-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Women's outerwear was 19.700 in the year 1935 and 92.604 in 2021:

92.604 / 19.700 * $20 = $94.01

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $94.01 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Women's outerwear).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's outerwear in 1935. In addition to women's outerwear, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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