You're probably already aware that some products and services for ladies are overpriced, or at least priced differently—all it takes is a walk into most hair salons to see that. But the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs just released a big report on gender-based pricing for consumer goods, and it paints a grimmer picture than Francis Bacon ever did. OK, that's hyperbolic. But still:

DCA found that women’s products cost 7 percent more than similar products for men. Specifically:

  • 7 percent more for toys and accessories
  • 4 percent more for children’s clothing
  • 8 percent more for adult clothing
  • 13 percent more for personal care products
  • 8 percent more for senior/home health care products
Sources: The Washington Post | New York City Department of Consumer Affairs