When it comes to staying sweat free you would think men's deodorant would cost more than women's. But, in fact, women's deodorant, $5, costs a dollar more than men's deodorant at $4. That's $20 a year for women and $16 for men.
While shaving is something most men and women do, the cost of razors is no where near the same. Men's $9 Gillette razors have no chance against Gillete's $11 razors for women. At one razor a month that's $108 for men and $132 for women!
Women pay good money for moisturizer considering its anti-aging benefits. Maybe that's why women's moisturizer is about $18 and men's is only $6. Considering the average person purchases it four times a year, that's $72 for women and only $24 for men.
A women's 8 ounce face wash will cost around $6. For the same price, men can get an 18 ounce body and face wash all in one! Women would have to buy face wash about four times a year, costing $24, while men can probably get away with a twice a year purchase for about $12.
While it seems like guys are paying more for shampoo at $6 compared to $5, they're getting shampoo AND conditioner in one. Women on the other hand, have to pay more for that. Buying shampoo four times a year will cost men $24 and women $20.
Gillette shaving cream for women is around $3, whereas men's Gillette shaving cream is around $2. Come on Gillette, men shave just as much as women do! After buying it 3 times a year that's $9 for women and $6 for men.
Of course men pay more in the after shave department, because well, women don't use it. On average, after shave is around $6. If a man buys it three times a year that's around $18.
However, it doesn't mean women get off paying less just because they don't pay for after shave. Women have to pay for tampons and those are anywhere from $7 to $10! If you buy six boxes a year that's around $60.
Men's hair cuts can be between $10-$25, whereas women pay around $35-$60 for just a hair cut. If a guy gets his hair cut every month he'd pay about $210 and a woman's cut six times a year costs around $285. Of course that doesn't include any hair dying.
When looking at fragrances, we looked at popular brands. Polo Ralph Lauren cologne costs $37 for 2 ounces. Women's Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume costs $80 for 1.7 ounces! That's still a big perfume bill even if you only buy it once a year.
Lotion marketed towards women (fragrance and tanning purposes included) is around $15-$20 a bottle. Lotion for men on the other hand, is only $6 for an even bigger bottle. Buying lotion three times a year can add up to $60 for women and only $18 for men.
A big bottle of your average conditioner is about $5, but if you need anything more advanced, like a leave-in conditioner, you're looking at around $15. That can cost $60 a year! Guys paid a dollar more for their 2-in-1 shampoo, remember?
Bar soap is actually about the same for men and women. It's around $10 for eight bars of soap, which costs about $20 a year. Looks like we aren't paying for the pink color when it comes to soap after all.
From straighteners and curling irons to hairspray, dry shampoo and anti-frizz serum, there's no question women spend way more on their hair products. Men's hair gel is around $7. Buying these products four times a year can get quite costly at $80 for women and $28 for men.
After adding up all of the yearly hygiene product expenses, women spend a whopping $982 compared to men who spend $521. Of course, this doesn't count hair color, makeup and other facial products women use. Talk about a huge cost gap when it comes to basic hygiene products!