3.5 billion women in the world have monthly periods. Over 500 million women and girls, or roughly 25% of all menstruators, endure “period poverty,” according to the nonprofit organization Days for Girls.
Female hygiene products are unavailable to over 500 million women.
However, they use an average of 9,120 tampons in their lives.
How many tampons does the average woman use in her lifetime?
According to Pandia Health, if a woman uses one tampon every six hours and four tampons each day, she will use 20 tampons per five-day menstrual cycle, for a total of 9,120 tampons in her lifetime.
If a box of tampons costs $7 and contains 36 tampons, the total cost over a lifetime is $1,733.33.
The lifetime cost of pantyliners is projected to be $433.33.
If a woman used three to five pads every day for five days, she would likely spend roughly $4,752 on pads in her lifetime.
If a lady leaked during her periods and each destroyed panty cost $5, the total cost for 456 periods would be $2,280.