While the internet helps us see with our own eyes what people are doing across the world, the Beauty Price Index offers an in-depth view of the actual costs for beauty services, cosmetic procedures, and beauty products in 50 countries globally.
The findings are absolutely fascinating.
The index breaks down what each country pays for mani-pedis, waxes, haircuts, lipstick, foundation, anti-aging creams, hair dye, mascara, perfume, eyeshadow, nail polish, and more. You can clearly see what their beauty priorities are, and that’s something that even the magic of Instagram can’t really show you.
For example, Venezuela far outspends other countries across the boards in beauty products, especially anti-aging creams, foundation, waxing, and haircuts. On average, Venezuelans pay around $123 on haircuts while Americans typically spend around $75. Even more shocking, Americans normally pay $28 for foundation (on average), while Venezuelans spend $12,531. That’s a whole lotta foundation.
When we think of Scandinavian countries like Norway and Sweden, we may picture low-maintenance beauty routines. But we were surprised
While Americans spend more on mani/pedis, waxing services, haircuts, hair dye, and lipsticks, our fellow beauty fiends in France outpace us in spending for foundation, anti-aging products, mascara, and perfume.
That said, they don’t spend THAT much more (or less) than Americans in any given category, making it clear that we’re more alike than not. For example, we normally spend $39 on anti-aging products, while French beauty lovers spend $44.
to find that people in this part of the globe spent more on anti-aging products and makeup than their American counterparts.
Another surprise: Japan outspends both France and the U.S. on perfume. They spend almost twice as much on fragrance as Americans do, and same goes for foundation.