The holidays are over and it’s time for us to click the refresh button and make some healthy life-choices to make sure 2017 is successful and happy.
For many people the beginning of a new year is a way to say goodbye to bad habits and start a journey to a new and improved you. To give you an idea of how much you can spend on these resolutions, Couponbox has taken a look at the most popular new year’s resolutions and how much they will cost you to keep up.
1. Learning a language – $7490
A recent survey by Voucherbox discovered that it can cost up to £41,500GBP ($50, 483USD) to learn a new language.
One of the most popular new year’s resolutions in the US is learning a new language, however it takes a hell of a lot of time and effort. It can cost $7490 to learn Spanish and it would take a total of 600 hours of lessons priced at $12.48 per hour. Say Hasta la vista to your disposable income, baby!
2. Learning to drive – $800
This is a very common new year’s resolutions for American’s all over the state – whether you’ve spent too much time in San Francisco or New York or have been ferried around by your friends for the last ten years, learning to drive gives you independence and freedom. According to research done by CarsDirect.com, the average cost of learning to drive is $800 – that is assuming you pass first time.
3. The Gym – $696 a year
Any regular gym-goer will notice the huge increase of bodies as January rolls around. The classes are packed, there’s a line for the weights and you can’t get on a treadmill for 30 minutes. In America, gym membership’s shoot up by 12 per cent every January (stats by Fitness Industry Association). However, after just 24 weeks, most people quit the gym or stop attending. But how much does this cost us? A gym membership for one year costs the average American $58 a month, which comes to $696 a year. Not too bad, as long as you actually go.
4. Quit smoking – $273.97
The ultimate new year’s resolution is to quit smoking. Every year thousands of American’s swear that this time they will quit for good. But how much do they spend on this? Statistics show that you are more likely to quit smoking after hypnosis and by investing in an e-cigarette. The average cost of two hypnotherapy sessions (the recommended amount to help you quit) is on average $125 per session (Source). An E-cigarette costs $6.99 with the refill costing around $9.99. Team that with the (ideally) 3 weeks you should smoke an e-cig for, and it should cost you $273.97, a hell of a lot less than it would cost to continue smoking for a year.
5. Travel – $1145 – $4580
Many American’s find their New Year’s Resolutions is to travel more, whether it’s within the United States or further afield. According to research conducted by American Express, the average American will splash out between $1145 and $4580 on their summer vacation. Many American’s have travel as the top of their list of resolutions, however with the limited holiday allowance across the state, splashing out on the perfect two week holiday is clearly a priority.
Couponbox.com has plenty of Hotwire coupons to help save you money on your airline travels.