Can You Guess if the Male or Female Marketed Product Is More Expensive?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

It's not cheap to be a woman, literally! New York's Department of Consumer Affairs released a study in 2015 to prove it.

When it comes to the items that people use on an everyday basis, you may be surprised to find out that more than four out of five times the female version of that item will cost more that its male counterpart. This practice is sometimes referred to as a pink tax. This pink tax does not only apply to adult women and items that are marketed to them. In fact, studies have shown that the effects of this price discrimination can be seen from birth up until women are senior citizens! 

This quiz takes in a wide and comprehensive range of everyday items, from digestive health aids and onesies for babies, to razor cartridges and shaving cream. We've made sure that a large selection of everyday products are covered! However, that is not to say that literally every everyday item is cheaper to purchase for men. There are a few healthcare and beauty products that end up with higher costs for males, but overall these higher costs for men are still less significant that those that females are subjected to. And don't forget that women often earn less than their male counterparts.

So c'mon and get ready to challenge your shopping knowledge with this quiz! 

Jeans cost more for females than they do for males. Jeans are reported to have a 10% difference, with an average of $62.75 for females and $57.09 for males.

Razor cartridges cost more for females than they do for males. Razor cartridges are reported to have an 11% difference, with an average of $17.30 for females and $15.61 for males.

Baby pants cost more for females than they do for males. Baby pants are reported to have a 9% difference, with an average of $18.33 for females and $16.77 for males.

Canes cost more for females than they do for males. Canes are reported to have a 12% difference with an average of $21.99 for females and $19.66 for males.

Toys in general cost more for females than they do for males. Toys are reported to have an 11% difference, with an average of $29.49 for females and $26.49 for males.

Baby shoes cost more for females than they do for males. Baby shoes are reported to have a 3% difference, with an average of $20.69 for females and $20.07 for males.

Onesies for babies cost more for females than they do for males. Onesies for babies are reported to have a 4% difference, with an average of $20.91 for females and $20.07 for males.

Personal urinals cost more for females than they do for males. Personal urinals are reported to have a 21% difference, with an average of $11.32 for females and $9.32 for males.

Backpacks cost more for females than they do for males. Backpacks are reported to have a 0.8% difference, with an average of $25.99 for females and $25.79 for males.

Supports and braces cost more for females than they do for males. Supports and braces are reported to have a 15% difference, with an average of $37.17 for females and $32.43 for males.

Toys for preschoolers cost more for females than they do for males. Such toys are reported to have a 9% difference, with an average of $21.65 for females and $19.85 for males.

Conditioner costs more for females than for males. Conditioner is reported to have a 48% difference, with an average of $8.39 for females and $5.68 for males.

Body wash costs more for females than it does for males. Body wash is reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $5.70 for females and $5.40 for males.

Dress pants cost more for females than they do for males. Dress pants are reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $75.66 for females and $71.71 for males.

Digestive health aids cost more for males than they do for females. Digestive health aids are reported to have a 5% difference, with an average of $9.41 for females and $9.84 for males.

Kids' underwear costs more for males than for females. Kids' underwear is reported to have a 3% difference, with an average of $17.67 for females and $18.17 for males.

Adult diapers cost more for females than they do for males. Adult diapers are reported to have a 2% difference, with an average of $32.71 for females and $32.06 for males.

Kids' jeans cost more for females than they do for males. Kids' jeans are reported to have an 8% difference, with an average of $24.63 for females and $22.83 for males.

Deodorant costs more for females than for males. Deodorant is reported to have a 3% difference, with an average of $4.91 for females and $4.75 for males.

Safety pads and helmets cost more for females than they do for males. Safety pads and helmets are reported to have a 13% difference, with an average of $25.79 for females and $22.89 for males.

Sweaters cost more for females than they do for males. Sweaters are reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $63.19 for females and $59.45 for males.

Crafts products cost more for females than they do for males. Girls' crafts products are reported to have a 7% difference, with an average of $32.79 for females and $30.59 for males.

Shampoo costs more for females than for males. Shampoo is reported to have a 48% difference, with an average of $8.39 for females and $5.68 for males.

Dress shirts cost more for females than they do for males. Dress shirts are reported to have a 13% difference, with an average of $58.11 for females and $51.46 for males.

Socks cost more for females than they do for males. Socks are reported to have a 3% difference, with an average of $9.98 for females and $9.73 for males.

Shaving cream costs more for males than for females. Shaving cream is reported to have a 4% difference, with an average of $3.73 for females and $3.89 for males.

Shirts cost more for females than they do for males. Shirts are reported to have a 15% difference, with an average of $29.23 for females and $25.51 for males.

Bathing suits cost more for females than they do for males. Bathing suits are reported to have a 26% difference, with an average of $18.22 for females and $13.93 for males.

Adult underwear costs more for males than for females. Adult underwear is reported to have a 29% difference, with an average of $8.46 for females and $10.90 for males.

Children's bikes cost more for females than they do for males. Such bikes are reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $86.72 for females and $81.90 for males.

Scooters cost more for females than they do for males. Scooters are reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $86.72 for females and $81.90 for males.

Baby sweaters cost more for females than they do for males. Baby sweaters are reported to have a 6% difference, with an average of $24.87 for females and $23.39 for males.

Kids' shirts cost more for females than they do for males. Kids' shirts are reported to have a 13% difference, with an average of $15.82 for females and $13.95 for males.

Lotions cost more for females than they do for males. Lotions are reported to have an 11% difference, with an average of $8.25 for females and $7.43 for males.

Razors cost more for females than they do for males. Razors are reported to have an 11% difference, with an average of $8.90 for females and $7.99 for males.

Children's helmets cost more for females than they do for males. Helmets are reported to have a 13% difference, with an average of $25.79 for females and $22.89 for males.

Compression socks cost more for females than they do for males. Compression socks are reported to have a 4% difference, with an average of $27.86 for females and $26.77 for males.

Hair spray costs more for females than for males. Hair spray is reported to have a 31% difference, with an average of $11.30 for females and $8.25 for males.

Toddler shoes cost more for males than they do for females. Toddler shoes are reported to have a 7% difference, with an average of $22.73 for females and $24.23 for males.

Baby shirts cost the same for females and males! Baby shirts are reported to have a 0% difference, with an average of $7.60 for both sexes.

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