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$1000 on clothes to $700 on beauty: 23 women share what they spend too much money on.

We all have that one thing we spent too much money on. Or in my case, several. 

From an end of the week Uber Eats meal or a fancy Christmas dress (we know you've had that tab open), there's some things we just like to splurge on.

So to help us feel a little less guilty about our spending habits, we asked women of all ages to share where most of their hard earned money goes in the Mamamia Money Survey. 

And boy was there a clear pattern. 

It turns out most of our cash goes to three main camps: eating out (guilty), clothing (also guilty), and beauty and skincare (extremely guilty).

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Other popular expenses include fitness/the gym, groceries and books. 

So without further ado, here's a snapshot of what we all admittingly spend too much money on. 

Clothing. 

The results are in and our online shopping habit has a lot to answer for. Based on our survey, we spend an average of $187 on clothes every month.

Here's some of the women who spend most of their money on clothing:

A 32-year-old senior client service officer working in the finance industry earning $85,000 per year, says she spends too much money on clothes, dropping an average of $800 on clothes every month. The most expensive thing she's ever bought is a Chloé Bag worth $3,000.

A 31-year-old senior HR adviser working in the telecommunications industry earning $107,000 per year, says she spends around $1,000 on clothes every month.

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A retired over 60-year-old says clothing accounts for around $200 of her spending per month.

A 24-year-old medical receptionist earning $38,000 per year, says she spends too much money on eating/drinking out and clothes, which she forks out about $400 on a month. The most expensive thing she's ever bought is an Ena Pelly leather jacket for $700.

A 33-year-old trades assistant, who earns $90,000 per year, says she spends $2,500 per month on clothes.

A 23-year-old working in Partnerships Coordinator in the sports industry earning $53,000 per year says she spends $600 a month on clothes. The most expensive thing she's ever bought is a dress for $1,000. 

Eating out

Unsurprisingly, most of our money goes towards eating out and takeaway. On average, we spend a total of $314 on eating out every month.

Here's some of the women who spend most of their money on eating out:

A 20-year-old editorial assistant on $55,000 per year, says she spends $300 on takeaway each month.

A 37-year-old director, who earns $208,000 per year, says she spends the most on Uber Eats. Every month, she spends around $500 on eating out.

A 34-year-old mum says eating out costs her around $600 every month.

A 39-year-old researcher and company director earning $92,000 per year, says eating out costs her around $700 every month. 

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A 28-year-old accountant, who earns $87,000 per year, says she spends around $50 a month on takeaway.

A 50-year-old WHS coordinator on $96,000 per years, says she spends an average of $200 a month on takeaway.

A 33-year-old who works in education support and earns $65,000 per year, says takeout costs her around an average of $80 every month. 

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Beauty and skincare

Our beauty bags come at a price, and that price is an average of $138 every month. 

Here's some of the women who spend the most on beauty and skincare:

A 31-year-old, who works in safety and quality and earns $90,00 per year, says she spends the most amount of money on Botox and fillers. She spends around $600 every month on beauty and skincare. 

A 57-year-old senior product manager, who earns $210,000 per year, say she spends too much on "everything". She drops around $1,000 on beauty and skincare every month.

A 20-year-old waitress on $65,000 per year says she spends an average of $200 a month on beauty and skincare. 

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A 46-year-old, who works in the mining industry and earns $113,000 per year, says beauty and skincare costs her around $400 every month.  

A 27-year-old business manager on $100,000 per year says she spends an average of $150 on beauty and skincare every month.

A 52-year-old contractor, who earns $150,000 per year, says she spends too much on skincare and books. Each month she spends about $250.

A 31-year-old finance officer, who earns $70,707 per year, says beauty and skincare costs her around $700 every month. 

Gym and fitness

The gym and fitness activities also chews up our money. On average, we spend a total of $69 on exercising every month. 

Here's some of the women who spend most of their money on the gym and fitness. 

A 44-year-old part-time veterinarian on $26,000 per year says she spends too much money on the gym and massages. Every month she spends $200 on the gym and fitness.

A 28-year-old cafe manager, who earns $53,690 per year, says she spends an average of $440 on the gym and fitness each month.

A 32-year-old primary school teacher on $95,000 per year says the gym costs her around $500 each month. "My gym membership is very spendy as I have added extra options, but I go five to six times a week, so I get value from this," she wrote.

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What do you spend most of your money on? Let us know in the comments below. 

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