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We've seen plenty of statistics about how American women are responsible for spending up to 85% of the country's disposable income—but we've never thought about it in terms of hours until now. Market research company OnePoll conducted a survey of 2,000 women and found that the average woman spends 399 hours and 46 minutes shopping a year—divvied up over 301 shopping trips. In the course of 63 years, that amounts to 8.5 years—3,148 days!
To be fair, all that shopping women are doing isn't just for lipstick and bon-bons. Women in this country are also disproportionately responsible for purchasing household goods, food, children's products, and other necessities. And before you fellas get too smug about your thrifty habits: "One study in Britain found that over a lifetime, the average man spends 10,585 hours parked on a bar stool in a pub," reports The Motley Fool. "Another 11 years is consumed by watching the telly, and one entire month gets frittered away looking for socks." So, yeah.
· Women spend 399 hours a year shopping [TMF]