Most of us have daily costs that we just accept as a part of life- but as males we incur much less of the monthly costs that females, especially single females with no shared income. On top of the daily expectations of budgeting for food, rent, car payments, taxes, pets, hobbies etc. the average woman has many additional costs that men can simply skip through life without. Off the top of my head: - Make up (in some jobs it is a requirement, not to mention a cultural expectation, and while some men choose to wear make up its expected of them) - Bras (for obvious reasons) - Feminine Hygiene Products (more obvious reasons) - Razors/Waxing (both personal choice, but sometimes job/cultural expectation) I doubt there are too many females lurking around here, but perhaps some of the married guys and ladies could chime in with their estimated additional monthly lady expenses. Just being a guy, I estimate I probably save on average $150 to $200 a month not having to buy any of the aforementioned items. On average I spent about $150 a year on shaving supplies- if the expensive Mach 3 razor heads aren't on for some crazy deal- I simply choose not to buy them. I can go months without shaving if I want to. Sometimes I enjoy a little eyeliner or nail polish if I'm going out on the town, but that's an average of about $30 a year. The last time I bought nailpolish I spent $50 and it lasted me about 8 years. My female friends however seem to have no choice in the matter, and if they go to work or go out lacking anything (styled hair, make up, shaved legs, professional looking nails) they feel as though others see them as unkempt and less attractive. Even I'm guilty of perpetuating this on some level. Sure I don't go out of my way, and remind my lady friends to shave their legs before they put on that skirt on a lazy Sunday- but the first time I touched the unshaved stubble on a woman something just felt off. As for men? Doesn't matter either way, a hairy beast or a waxed swimmer is fine with me.