A British woman is worth more in monetary terms than two male counterparts, according to an Egg survey which calculates the cost and amount of chores people in different regions complete on a weekly basis.
This survey published ahead of February 29th - the leap year 'day' when ladies can traditionally propose to their male partners - suggests the value of an individual could be calculated by adding together the amount of time a person spend doing household chores, and then put a price on this time with different value for different kind of tasks.
Chores assessed in the research included cleaning, cooking, gardening, shopping, driving, child care and making love.
By using this theory, Egg's survey says the average price tag for a British bloke is currently £8,953 a year - a humble sum compared with the £20,362 one would have to plunge out to get hold of a female counterpart.
Men and women looking for a partner should look towards the East of the UK if they want to find a bargain, suggests Egg, where women are as 'cheap' as £16,295 and men come at the good value of £7,470.
Londoners would, on the other hand, do better staying single, suggests Egg, as the average price for a man is £11,273 and a whopping £25,621 for a woman.
According to Egg, the average national costs per hour for different 'household' chores are as follows:
IFAonline comment: Results should be taken with a pinch of salt judging by the hourly rate used to calculate the total worth of a man and a woman, including the £24.80 hourly rate for rumbling around in the sheets with your partner.
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