Cost of Love

Menstuff® has compiled the following information on the Cost of Love.

The (Real) Cost of Love


Love isn't easy, and it sure isn't free. A 50-year marriage will run you a cool $590,400, not counting courtship, children, medical, housing, daily food, her transportation, clothing and cosmetics costs or inflation Make it count.

What you'll give her
Cost in a Year
Cost over 50-Years

Flowers

$300
$15,000

Greeting Cards

$21
$1,050

Dinners out

$2,526
$126,300

Expensive dinners to apologize

$700
$35,000

Theater, concert, movies

$752
$37,600

Vacations

$2,913
$145,650

Jewelry

$1,336
$66,800

Lingerie

$122
$6,100

Trips to the spa

$275
$13,750

Haircuts, grooming products for you

$1,000
$50,000

Vasectomy after kids are born

$1,000
$1,000

Caring for the dog she loves so much

$1,226
$63,300

Valentine's Day

$86
$4,300

Mother's Day

$70
$3,500

Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

$421
$21,050

Total Cost

$12,788
$590,400

Sources: National Greeting Card Association, National Restaurant Association, Forbes.com, Broadway.com, CNNmoney.com, TravelDailyNews.com, Unity Marketing, Mintel, Hotelinteractive.com, American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Planned Parenthood, National Retail Federation, National Association of Theater Owners, men.msn.com/articlebl.aspx?cp-documentid=1022245

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