Top 10 Most Expensive Addictions in The World

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Expensive Addictions in the World 2017. Addictions come in a lot of forms; smoking, drugs, alcohol and some things you wouldn’t think of as addictions. People can have addictions to things such as; tanning, shopping, even interior designing. Addictions don’t always have to effect our personal health, they just have to be something we can’t stop doing. The big thing all addictions have in common are the amount of money poured into it. People often don’t consider what they are spending on their addictions, they are only seeking satisfaction of obtaining or having what it is they feel they have to do or have. These are the top 10 most expensive addictions in the world 2017 that just may surprise you.

List of Top 10 Most Expensive Addictions in the World 2017

10. Video Games

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There are millions of dollars every year spent on video games. It is a huge industry that continues to grow with all the new games that are constantly being created along with the new consoles and accessories. They are continuously for new ways to draw the gamer in and keep profits rising. Not only is a lot of money spent on the new technology of gaming, but they can also become addicted to collecting the older, vintage games and consoles that come with a very high price tag as well. It is estimated one addicted to video games can easily spend between $600 and $2,000 a year on the addiction.

9. Alcohol

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Alcohol can offer a good time to those who consume it, but it can become a costly addiction when it becomes consumed daily. Purchasing liquor to drink in your home is expensive enough and more than doubles if not triples if you go out to the bars to purchase your drinks. Alcohol relaxes a person and is one of the reasons people find it hard to quit this habit. It is estimated more than seven percent of all Americans have an alcohol use addiction. When a cost analysis was conducted on the complex cycle of alcoholism it revealed this disease reaches deep into the pockets of many; national, state, and local finances that trigger a host of hidden costs, not only the drinkers. It is estimated a person spends $500 to $8,000 a year on alcohol.

8. Online Shopping

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There are much more people addicted to shopping online then you may be aware of. This can be done in the privacy of your home and the only sign will be the amount of packages arriving at your door from your purchases. This type of purchasing provides an incredible endorphin that once a person stops buying finds they have to begin again to get that satisfaction. This addiction is on the lower end of costly addictions but on the higher end of causing people to go into debt. It is estimated a person spends from $1,000 to $500,000 a year on online shopping.

7. Gambling

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Hundreds from thousands of dollars are spent by gambling addicts. This is one of the easiest addictions a person can get themselves hooked on. This causes an incredible high when you win and one just keeps on trying to regain that high, thinking it will always be in the next play. This is enhanced with the seductive lounges one goes to gamble in and all the perks offered for playing. This is perhaps one of the most expensive and devastating addictions. It is estimated a person spends $5,000 to $75,000 a year on this addiction.

6. Plastic Surgery


The Plastic Surgery industry is a large and profitable industry that earns billions of dollars a year. They are performing procedures from Botox to breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures. A person by getting one procedure completed find themselves going back again and again in an attempt to change themselves. This is a very high cost for change. People find themselves addicted to achieving a new look and continue to schedule more and more procedures. The estimated cost a person who is addicted to plastic surgery spends a year is $2,000 to $500,000. This is one of the Top 10 Most Expensive Addictions in the World 2017.

5. Redecorating and Refurnishing


It would not seem that improving something could be bad. Making changes often means improving something. Sometimes, however; many women and men become addicted to redoing their complete home or rooms. This often is a result of not being able to change something about themselves so they change their environment. It is a continuing circle as they strive to make new changes in their home to reflect the change they want internally. It is estimated a person spends from $10,000 to $5 million a year with these addictive changes.

4. Smoking Cigarettes


Smoking is said to be one of the most expensive addictions. Despite the public opinion and health warnings, this is one of the hardest addictions to break. An average smoker will spend approximately $5,000 a year with their smoking habit. Taxes have gone up so high causing the pack of cigarettes to rise and forcing smokers to either pay the higher prices or quit. Cigarettes increase your chances of developing life-threatening diseases and are a huge drain on your wallet. The estimated cost of this addiction is $280 to $6,000 a year.

3. Strip Clubs


Strip clubs are intended to relax a person and provide them with a good time. They are also a way to seek some attention. These clubs are designed to make money and it costs to go to these clubs. Strip clubs are part of the entertainment industry which is always looking for new way to entertain us and receive a profit for doing it. From paying for your drinks to receiving a lap dance it’s very easy to spend anywhere from a hundred dollars to thousands for just a couple hours of this entertainment. This type of entertainment can become addicting and a person will return again and again to receive the type of high it provides. It is estimated a person spends $500 to $75,000 a year for this addiction.

2. Tanning salon


In the early 2000’s tanning really took off. From the home tanning solution to the tanning salon, it became an obsession for those with pale skin to seek putting some color to themselves. Tanning was seen as putting a healthy look to oneself and the process of tanning became more popular. The process of getting that rush of putting color to their skin through the use of UV rays quickly became addictive. With bronzers, moisturizers, tanning lotions and the cost of paying for tanning sessions, this addiction adds up in costs. It is estimated a person can spend from $500 to $6,000 a year on this addiction.

1. Falling in Love


Love is not free. It actually costs a lot of money. Dating is fun and often magical but it leads to spending a lot of money. Love addicts often justify the expenses they make by saying they are bringing happiness to another. Love interests come and go and the person addicted to creating that form of happiness adds up as the relationships add up. It is estimated a person spends between $200 and $10,000 a year just from being addicted to falling in love.

Some of these top 10 most expensive addictions in the world may not seem like addictive behaviors and some are heard about daily. No matter what the addiction is, it will end up costing you money that perhaps could be better spent on other expenses.

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