Country star Dolly Parton once said of her appearance, “it costs a lot of money to look cheap”.
But style can full your look, if you want to take care of yourself, you will find yourself shelling out a lot of money, like Dolly.
What you may not know, is that from low-cost Vietnam to high-rollers Venezuela, the invoice may be very differently pronounced.
They are the cheapest and the dearest Nations in the e-commerce platform Linio.com’s Beauty-price-Index.
Compile your list, Linio respondents the costs of cosmetic products and services in around 50 countries for the price of beauty around the world.
He looked in three different categories: beauty services, such as hair; cosmetic procedures, including Botox and breast jobs; and products, such as makeup and perfume.
It was found that on the whole, developing Nations, the most affordable beauty offer services, but to show mark-ups on the popular cosmetic products.
However, Venezuela is resisting the emerging trend. Getting although well-known for its beauty queens, the South American country is in economic collapse, after years of fiscal mismanagement, and this has caused the cost of the good out-of-control.
Apart from this anomaly, the difference in price is much, as you would expect. The countries in which the cost of beauty is higher tend to be in regions with a higher cost of living in General, such as Northern Europe and North America.
To Venezuela, to the most expensive countries for cosmetic products and services, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and Finland, Australia, Sweden, and the United States are close behind.
The cheapest places to Vietnam, India, South Africa, Thailand and Egypt. The Czech Republic, Colombia and Panama, is also performing well.
The UK comes on the expensive side, ranking 36. cheapest out of 50 Nations surveyed.
“We hope our index will help the people to interpret more security, deviations in costs in connection with beauty around the world,” said Linio chief executive Andreas Mjelde.
“More and more, the average citizen is global, and with a better understanding of the global markets, empowerment comes to travel, shop and live smarter.”