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Cost Comparison Cloth Pads V Disposables

Friday, 8 February 2019

It is estimated that the average woman spends £18000 on menstrual products over her lifetime.*  This huge figure isn’t all made up just of sanitary wear but pain killers, chocolates, new underwear.    I’d rather give you a comparison for just sanitary protection so you can compare the cost of disposable pads v reusable pads. Using the same research data a person will have on average 450 periods over their lifetime and spends on average £13pm on pads, tampons, liners, cups. 

£13pm x 450 periods =  £5850 just on sanitary protection!   

Your cloth pads will last on average last 4-5 years.  I’ve broken the cost analysis down further so you can compare costs based on the estimated life span of your cloth pads.*

Regular reusable pad average cost £6.85ea x10 pads £68.50
Night time reusable pad average cost £8.50ea x5 pads £42.50
Reusable Pad total = £111

Disposable pads £13pm x 12months x5 years = £780

Swapping to cloth pads over 5 years will save you £669!!!

*(The example is based on average regular and night pads that we stock in Feb 2019)



*https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/03/women-spend-thousands-on-periods-tampon-tax_n_8082526.html

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