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October 22, 2008

What It Costs to Be...

From tanning to owning a pet, blogging to being a hipster — here, the costs of it all.

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Photo Credit: Bill Diodato

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A Tanorexic

  • Tanning-bed membership: $200/month
  • SPF lip balm: $24/year
  • UV-activated tooth whitener: $50/month
  • Tan extender: $300/year
  • Exfoliating scrubs, bronzers, and self-tanners: $360/year
  • Spray-tanning sessions: $75/month
  • Emergency dry cleaning of white shirts: $20/month

ANNUAL COST: $4824

A Hipster
  • Asymmetrical haircut with blunt bangs: $450/year
  • Uniform (neon Ray-Bans, checkered scarf, American Apparel tee, Rag & Bone skinny jeans, Vans): $574
  • Schwinn cruiser: $240
  • Parliament-and-PBR habit: $100/month
  • Nautical star tattoo: $70
  • College loans on studio-art degree: $200/month
  • Ironic chip on shoulder: free

ANNUAL COST: $4934

A Gossip Blogger
  • Web domain name: $35
  • Internet: $55/month
  • Daily Starbucks fix: $7.30
  • Laptop: $1750
  • iPhone: $400
  • Digital camera: $350
  • Subscriptions to Us Weekly, In Touch, People, and OK!: $283/year
  • Butt cushion: $10
  • Legal counsel: $5000
  • Work wardrobe (read: PJs): $40

ANNUAL COST: $11,192.50

A Dog Owner
  • Month's supply of Kibbles 'n Bits and treats: $50
  • Pet-hair roller: $4
  • Plastic bags from local supermarket: $0
  • Juicy Couture leather collar and leash set: $75
  • Rubber ball: $1
  • Emergency trip to vet after Rambo swallows your keys: $350
  • Locksmith: $150

ANNUAL COST: $1180

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