The data reveals that teenage girls (13 to 15 years old) spend an average of £20.20 a week, whereas teenage boys spend an average of £17.30 a week. That’s nearly 17% more.
Teenage girls spend much more than boys on toiletries and cosmetics. Sixteen times more, to be precise. They also spend twice more than the boys on books. However, teenage boys spend 10 times more than their female counterparts on computer games and accessories. Also, teenage girls spend 4.7 times more on toiletries and cosmetics than books, while boys spend 6.3 times more on computer games and accessories than books.
Whilst this may not be news, especially for those of us with teenagers at home, it is still somehow depressing. For me, at least
On a side note, please don’t mention this study to my kids, or they will be asking for a raise in their pocket money allowance.