- Haircuts generally cost more in cities where local wages are higher, and less in cities where local wages are lower.
- For the most part, women pay more for haircuts than men do.
- We put together a list of how much a haircut costs in various cities around the world.
If you’re planning a trip to Beijing, you might want to get a haircut while you’re there. It will run you less than $US10.
UBS analysts collected data back in 2015 on how much it costs to get a haircut in various major cities across the world.
Overall, haircuts were more expensive in cities were local salaries were higher, the analysts found. Haircut prices were lower in cities where local salaries were lower.
Haircuts for women were the most expensive in Oslo, Norway ($US95.04), Zurich, Switzerland ($US86.71), and Geneva, Switzerland ($US83.97). They were the cheapest in Jakarta, Indonesia ($US4.63), Manila, Philippines ($US6.18), and Beijing, China ($US9.27).
As for men, haircuts were the most expensive in Olso, Norway ($US77.72), Copenhagen, Denmark ($US52.55), and Zurich, Switzerland ($US50.79). They were the cheapest in Jakarta, Indonesia ($US4.50), Beijing, China ($US5.24), and New Delhi, India ($US5.29).
Women’s haircuts cost an average of 40% more than men’s across the globe, the UBS team found. That means a woman might end up paying more for a haircut in a city with a low cost of living than a man in a more expensive city.
We put together UBS’s 2015 data on haircut prices for women and men across the cities in the two charts below.
Here’s how much it costs women to get a haircut around the world:
And here’s how much it a haircut costs men around the world:
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