Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories priced at $20 in 1998 $19.91 in 2020

Women's Underwear, Nightwear, Sportswear And Accessories Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Women's Underwear, Nightwear, Sportswear And Accessories, 1998-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories were 0.46% lower in 2020 versus 1998 (a $0.09 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2020: Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories experienced an average inflation rate of -0.02% per year. In other words, women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories costing $20 in the year 1998 would cost $19.91 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% during this same period, inflation for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories was lower.

Price Inflation for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2002 (-4.31%), 2012 (3.24%), and 2010 (3.06%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories:

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 102.958 102.192 101.792 101.467 97.092 95.875 94.200 95.433 94.333 91.747 90.322 93.043 95.890 98.547 101.739 103.156 106.274 105.221 106.396 107.051 105.572 104.154 102.484

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Buying power of $20 since 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories, over time, for $20 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1998 $20.00 -
1999 $19.85 -0.74%
2000 $19.77 -0.39%
2001 $19.71 -0.32%
2002 $18.86 -4.31%
2003 $18.62 -1.25%
2004 $18.30 -1.75%
2005 $18.54 1.31%
2006 $18.32 -1.15%
2007 $17.82 -2.74%
2008 $17.55 -1.55%
2009 $18.07 3.01%
2010 $18.63 3.06%
2011 $19.14 2.77%
2012 $19.76 3.24%
2013 $20.04 1.39%
2014 $20.64 3.02%
2015 $20.44 -0.99%
2016 $20.67 1.12%
2017 $20.80 0.62%
2018 $20.51 -1.38%
2019 $20.23 -1.34%
2020 $19.91 -1.60%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories, 1998-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories was 102.958 in the year 1998 and 102.484 in 2020:

102.484 / 102.958 * $20 = $19.91

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $19.91 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories in 1998. In addition to women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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