30 items that cost women more than they cost men

Woman shopping drugstore

It’s expensive to be a woman, and it’s not just because it costs a lot to maintain one’s appearance.

There’s a “pink tax” involved, or a surcharge in which women are sometimes charged more than men are charged for many products.

A recent study from New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs, called “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being A Female Consumer,” demonstrated how this is a problem that often plagues females from birth until they’re senior citizens.

Here are 30 items that, according to the study, are on average more expensive for women than they are for men.

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[slide
permalink=”/#shampoo-and-conditioner-1″
title=”Shampoo and conditioner”
content=”Per cent difference: 48%

Average women’s price: $8.39

Average men’s price: $5.68

Based on 16 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/559bf5c8eab8ea7a1309635b”
source=”Flickr/Kerry Lannert”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/stirwise/527796228/in/photolist-ND6qY-4nqxrJ-iXH3gS-omzXZi-4KJMii-iGEADn-2hdQ6V-6sX9Cq-rPhsLW-J1VMg-3df8R-DMBMD-o96Dbi-6tvb4p-qcZSPv-6ztNU2-kE5vMF-8DmSw6-2hmMJU-m5pnho-nv1tAu-24c53i-6NCmBM-4BBfJi-4ZtXmD-rBTjKR-uBi7VL-gtAMVU-ufjWa-6yfez3-7vkKUM-dZbzhA-aDtaKQ-4mgNfF-dZbyQL-v63jY-p8tFwU-5ePPC2-6ULtDB-48LkdR-2JGLq-75g2V7-nLnHsk-427sV-dFwxSg-pFyx8T-j2CMu9-5Pey-enmhc-9jRFiV”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#razors-2″
title=”Razors”
content=”Per cent difference: 11%

Average women’s price: $8.90

Average men’s price: $7.99

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818086e6183e9d408b4ed4″
source=”YouTube”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=22&v=habrEoHeDpI”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#cartridges-for-razors-3″
title=”Cartridges for razors”
content=”Per cent difference: 11%

Average women’s price: $17.30

Average men’s price: $15.61

Based on 18 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/568182c2c08a809b088b5329″
source=”Drugstore.com”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=389922&catid=349102&aid=338666&aparam=389922&kpid=389922&CAWELAID=120142990000072755&CAGPSPN=pla”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#lotion-4″
title=”Lotion”
content=”Per cent difference: 11%

Average women’s price: $8.25

Average men’s price: $7.43

Based on 10 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/568182d0c08a8017028b5359″
source=”gilaxia/Getty Images”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/skin-care-royalty-free-image/175541557″
]
[slide
permalink=”/#deodorant-5″
title=”Deodorant”
content=”Per cent difference: 3%

Average women’s price: $4.91

Average men’s price: $4.75

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/52011eb469beddd856000000″
source=”Secret.com”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.secret.com/clinical-deodorant”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#body-wash-6″
title=”Body wash”
content=”Per cent diference: 6%

Average women’s price: $5.70

Average men’s price: $5.40

Based on 18 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/566b18c972f2c10b018b5040″
source=”Flickr/me and the sysop”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://flic.kr/p/6XT9zt”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#dress-shirts-8″
title=”Dress shirts”
content=”Per cent difference: 13%

Average women’s price: $58.11

Average men’s price: $51.46

Based on 40 products sampoled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/5571cad66da811fc35d193c2″
source=”Flickr / Roberto Ventre”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/robie06/4957084370/in/photolist-8y3mtU-bU7V24-pMLbnz-4PFKcv-dgNXQJ-smiWQt-dgNXBn-dgNYic-a1s5ST-874ktv-7HKuGG-smehVC-6knXcn-6knXb4-6knXa2-7JfGGA-B3qSy-8KDeWr-9MMDX3-gQEcQJ-rFLmJ7-smjdTa-smaYpf-smcwxJ-sCPRxz-smcA53-5379gg-4Ve5V7-sCKgn4-smbhyS-62d8bL-8KGiPq-4DoQJc-h9Ttz4-a1aq9r-eXSRDk-cysHgd-4V9RAB-7F8j2b-no9yd-6SkjcU-nYLtS-tB8wP-smbEKL-c5P7jY-sAtAh7-8ph5UG-55B3DL-9PRvDo-2gzCfS”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#sweaters-9″
title=”Sweaters”
content=”Per cent difference: 6%

Average women’s price: $63.19

Average men’s price: $59.45

Based on 42 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56607275c2814476008b7224″
source=”perfectlab / Shutterstock”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#jeans-10″
title=”Jeans”
content=”Per cent difference: 10%

Average women’s price: $62.75

Average men’s price: $57.09

Based on 50 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/546265346bb3f739651952e6″
source=”Seven For All Mankind on Facebook”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1510448_10152416638201479_9195869716707942014_n.jpg?oh=0d01c5c4eef96d45e41793e4006e48d6&oe=54DDFC3E”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#shirts-11″
title=”Shirts”
content=”Per cent difference: 15%

Average women’s price: $29.23

Average men’s price: $25.51

Based on 40 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818357c08a809b088b5332″
source=”Express”
caption=”A women’s shirt from Express.”
credit_href=”http://www.express.com/clothing/women/lace-sleeve-keyhole-blouse/pro/8651659/cat2410002″
]
[slide
permalink=”/#socks-12″
title=”Socks”
content=”Per cent difference: 3%

Average women’s price: $9.98

Average men’s price: $9.73

Based on 40 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/557aec5971ca1bc84f8b4840″
source=”Shutterstock”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#bikesscooters-13″
title=”Bikes/scooters”
content=”Per cent difference: 6%

Average girls’ price: $86.72

Average boys price: $81.90

Based on 22 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818183e6183e23008b529d”
source=”Toys R Us”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=55108916&cp=2255956.2273442.2255961.3242302.2256635&parentPage=family&cid=1207890″
]
[slide
permalink=”/#toys-14″
title=”Toys”
content=”Per cent difference: 11%

Average girls’ price: $29.49

Average boys’ price: $26.49

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55d7bba5bd86ef1a008b52ee”
source=”Flickr/napudollworld”
caption=”These barbies are exclusives at Target.”
credit_href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/napudollworld/8513796363/in/photolist-dYkr3t-qaTiMM-87nTqK-p1JyZD-8VpKpi-9dPJHZ-9fUY7v-9cg2xp-nKZyLM-8CBG5j-9n99LN-dxeZaP-8F86o1-8aWwZU-8xprxv-8Ako8e-87SUt3-iK2vpG-87SU7f-92cRCA-9jc6nd-8aW6rE-8QNqnv-dYEYbN-ocKi8k-cs8i17-a7R4nt-a7TWXE-dxkrjY-bhxkRX-bhxkKF-9VDfPV-7x7g42-bhxkAv-bhxkan-dfvU1G-9PKW49-8nvfe8-9n99D9-9bStuA-cui2fU-8aWx7N-dxeYXT-cs8foN-8aRCbB-9fUTYV-cs8fD1-8aWwFL-8AosFU-bhxkqc”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#backpacks-15″
title=”Backpacks”
content=”Per cent difference: 0.8%

Average girls’ price: $25.99

Average boys’ price: $25.79

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/516ec32b6bb3f7cf2a00000d”
source=”Flickr via kristina06″
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristina06/2420744936/in/photostream/”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#toys-for-kids-in-preschool-16″
title=”Toys for kids in preschool”
content=”Per cent difference: 9%

Average girls’ price: $21.65

Average boys’ price: $19.85

Based on 14 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/551beff76da8110023b35c07″
source=”Flickr/mikemcilveen”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemcilveen/4667376091/in/photolist-87rwiz-b5DGbz-qAbb-oEiiw-d3JAbW-8Lp7V-aSvzgk-cXFrmo-BQ8BF-99tH5N-4GCzuL-5gKEkT-4FZmdY-4Qy3ec-4VtRxy-5F727L-7NCv13-4NN6cp-4DDkeD-7NywQH-4QCfHu-EG2a2-9YQ8UA-vtDFB-vtDJC-XbXnx-2KTzd-4FQXYA-aHsX-38r5hP-anzsw3-2UjDwe-47afpL-a6WmQV-a6WmJM-a6WmPn-a6WmUp-a6ZenY-a6Zepq-a6WmSg-a8Y2Go-6dk6Zm-bBsa5X-uF8qi-oEez2-53tFQb-5GEwjv-53ptTX-oEfP2-oEf7c”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#helmets-and-padding-17″
title=”Helmets and padding”
content=”Per cent difference: 13%

Average girls’ price: $25.79

Average boys’ price: $22.89

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818114c08a801b008b5439″
source=”Target”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.target.com/p/bell-princess-helmet-for-child-pink-purple/-/A-14591615?ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14591615&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Sports_Priority%2BShopping&adgroup=Sports_Priority+TCINs&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9004064&gclid=CMXj5o-Z_8kCFdMYHwodcNMLfg&gclsrc=aw.ds”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#crafts-products-18″
title=”Crafts products”
content=”Per cent difference: 7%

Average girls’ price: $32.79

Average boys’ price: $30.59

Based on 10 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818386c08a8034008b5416″
source=”Kohl’s”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2303092/alex-little-hands-crafty-fashion-pets.jsp?ci_mcc=ci&utm_campaign=EC%20TOYS&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=google&utm_product=46488368&CID=shopping15&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=46488368&gclid=CM3JivqY_8kCFYQfHwods6UJXw&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPnOlfqY_8kCFcRBDAodLAwJuA”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#kids-shirts-19″
title=”Kids’ shirts”
content=”Per cent difference: 13%

Average girls’ price: $15.82

Average boys’ price: $13.95

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/568181dbc08a8081028b5346″
source=”Gap”
caption=”A shirt from Gap Kids.”
credit_href=”http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=689014002&vid=1&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdkw=heart-and-stripes-boatneck-tee-P689014&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.com%2Fproducts%2Fkids-shirts.jsp”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#kids-jeans-20″
title=”Kids’ jeans”
content=”Per cent difference: 8%

Average girls’ price: $24.63

Average boys’ price: $22.83

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818216c08a8034008b540e”
source=”Gap”
caption=”Jeans from Gap Kids.”
credit_href=”http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=684272002&vid=1&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdkw=1969-embroidered-boy-fit-jeans-P684272&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.com%2Fproducts%2Fkids-jeans.jsp”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#baby-pants-21″
title=”Baby pants”
content=”Per cent difference: 9%

Average girls’ price: $18.33

Average boys’ price: $16.77

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818241c08a80d7118b5292″
source=”Toys R Us”
caption=”Baby pants from Toys ‘R’ Us.”
credit_href=”http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=64669316&camp=PLAPPCG-_-PID21382891:BRUS&cagpspn=plab_21382891&eESource=CAPLA_DF:64669316:TRUS”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#onesies-for-babies-22″
title=”Onesies for babies”
content=”Per cent difference: 4%

Average girls’ price: $20.91

Average boys’ price: $20.07

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/5681826dc08a8036008b53fb”
source=”Carter’s”
caption=”A Carter’s onesie.”
credit_href=”http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-holidaysale/V_118G022.html?navid=carters-xsellPDPYMAL”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#baby-sweaters-23″
title=”Baby sweaters”
content=”Per cent difference: 6%

Average girls’ price: $24.87

Average boys’ price: $23.39

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818428e6183eee168b5198″
source=”Zara”
caption=”A Zara sweater for a baby girl.”
credit_href=”http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/kids/baby-girl-%7C-3-months—3-years/cardigans-and-sweaters-c542000.html”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#baby-shirts-24″
title=”Baby shirts”
content=”Per cent difference: 2%

Average girls’ price: $12.58

Average boys’ price: $12.38

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818294c08a8017028b5357″
source=”Carter’s”
caption=”A top for a baby from Carter’s.”
credit_href=”http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-tops/VC_235G244.html?cgid=carters-baby-girl-tops&dwvar_VC__235G244_color=Ivory&dwvar_VC__235G244_size=12M#start=2&cgid=carters-baby-girl-tops”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#baby-shoes-25″
title=”Baby shoes”
content=”Per cent difference: 3%

Average girls’ price: $20.69

Average boy’s price: $20.07

Based on 20 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/54f785a16da8113b33e85d0a”
source=”Meagan”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/meaganjean/3755981125″
]
[slide
permalink=”/#supports-and-braces-26″
title=”Supports and braces”
content=”Per cent difference: 15%

Average women’s price: $37.17

Average men’s price: $32.43

Based on 22 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/568184dce6183e23008b52b4″
source=”Amazon”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.amazon.com/Wellgate-Slimfit-Ankle-Support-Flesh/dp/B004HVF6WU/ref=sr_1_4?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1451328696&sr=1-4&keywords=women%27s+ankle+brace”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#canes-27″
title=”Canes”
content=”Per cent difference: 12%

Average women’s price: $21.99

Average men’s price: $19.66

Based on 6 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/568188ddc08a80e01b8b5201″
source=”Amazon”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Fritz-Handle-Cane-Color/dp/B005N4MU3I/ref=sr_1_43?ie=UTF8&qid=1451329708&sr=8-43&keywords=women%27s+walking+cane”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#compression-socks-28″
title=”Compression socks”
content=”Per cent difference: 4%

Average women’s price: $27.86

Average men’s price: $26.77

Based on 24 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818552e6183e263a8b4f4c”
source=”Amazon”
caption=”Sockwell compression socks available on Amazon.com.”
credit_href=”http://www.amazon.com/Sockwell-Womens-Chevron-Socks-Medium/dp/B00TXNL2JI/ref=sr_1_5?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1451328795&sr=1-5&keywords=compression+socks”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#personal-urinals-29″
title=”Personal urinals”
content=”Per cent difference: 21%

Average women’s price: $11.32

Average men’s price: $9.32

Based on 12 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56818686c08a8037018b53d4″
source=”Amazon”
caption=”A personal urinal for women available on Amazon.”
credit_href=”http://www.amazon.com/Medical-Action-Industries-Female-Urina”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#adult-diapers-30″
title=”Adult diapers”
content=”Per cent difference: 2%

Average women’s price: $32.71

Average men’s price: $32.06

Based on 22 products sampled
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/522a195569bedda6527c37be”
source=”Wikimedia commons”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Adult_diapers_in_Tel_Aviv.jpg”
]
[slide
permalink=”/#there-are-a-few-things-that-cost-less-for-women-31″
title=”There are a few things that cost less for women…”
content=”Digestive health aids (based on 20 products sampled)
Per cent difference: 5%

Average women’s price: $9.41

Average men’s price: $9.84

Adult underwear (based on 40 products sampled)
Per cent difference: 29%

Average women’s price: $8.46

Average men’s price: $10.90

Kids’ underwear (based on 20 products sampled)
Per cent difference: 3%

Average girls’ price: $17.67

Average boy’s price: $18.17

Toddler shoes (based on 8 products sampled)
Per cent difference: 3%
Average girls’ price: $28.85
Average boys’ price: $29.60

Shaving cream (based on 20 products sampled)
Per cent difference: 4%
Average women’s price: $3.73
Average men’s price: $3.89″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/56817b74e6183e7c008b5282″
source=”Flickr/Andrew Dyer”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdyer/350938953″
]
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