Women pay a lot more than men for nearly identical products

Men's and women's shoes
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Over the course of a lifetime, it often ends up costing thousands of dollars more to be a woman than to be a man, a new study has discovered. Comparing the male and female versions of 800 products, New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs found that everything from clothing to personal care products to toys cost more for women. Personal care products in particular show a vast difference in price, with women's costing as much as 13 percent more than men's. Across the board, women end up paying about 7 percent more for gendered goods.

"While DCA's study does not estimate an annual financial impact of gender pricing for goods, the findings of this study suggest women are paying thousands of dollars more over the course of their lives to purchase similar products as men," the study said.

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