Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: The cost of being single adds up for women

  • Article by: CHIARA ATIK HOWABOUTWE.COM
  • Last update: March 20, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Health

Couples spent 6.9 percent of their annual income on health on average; single men spent 3.9 percent and single women spent 7.9 percent.

A married woman with an income of $80,000 spent $331,200 on health over 60 years, and an unmarried woman with the same income spent $379,200 — a difference of $48,000.

Housing

Couples spent 23.9 percent of their annual income on housing; single men spent 30.3 percent and single women spent 39.8 percent.

A single woman making $80,000 spent $1,910,400 on housing over 60 years, whereas a married woman making $80,000 spent only $1,147,200 — a difference of $763,200.

  • related content

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What's your favorite Easter candy?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close