Cost guide to cloth pads

Unfortunately, sometimes when shopping for cloth pads, price is a consideration. However, the cloth pads market is just like any other; most of the time, you get what you pay for. More expensive fabrics, longer pads, organics and other more specialty items can increase the cost of a cloth pad, and comparing prices is really like (as they say), comparing apples and oranges.

But it is important to have an idea of the sort of price range a particular brand is in. So to give you the general idea of price, we have used the following price gauges. This does not tell you the value of the product; that's for you to determine based on what you're looking for and what the features are of that particular product, but this gives a basic price comparison.

Basic Price Guide Values

* $ inexpensive - These products are what most people would consider to be "inexpensive". They represent the cheaper end of the market, and may be made from less fancy fabrics or be lower absorbency.
* $$ average - These products are what most people would consider to be "average" or "Moderate" pricing. They represent the middle range of the market.
* $$$ expensive - These products are what some people would consider to be "expensive" or "Higher" pricing. They represent the top range of the market, and can include fancy fabrics such as organics and velours.

Price Guide by Country

because the cost of living is different all over the world, these price guides are given by country, to help give a more accurate reflection of the values.

North American-made Pads in USD for America, Canada, Mexico

* $ inexpensive ( under $4 for a pantyliner, under $5 for a day pad, under $10 for a night pad)
* $$ average (around $5 for a pantyliner, about $7 for a day pad, about $13 for a night pad)
* $$$ expensive (over $6 for a pantyliner, over $10 for a day pad, over $16 for a night pad)

Australian-made Pads in AUD for Australia, New Zealand

* $ inexpensive (under $5 for a pantyliner, under $9 for a day pad, under $12 for a night pad)
* $$ average (about $7 for a pantyliner, about $10-$15 for a day pad, about $13-$15 for a night pad)
* $$$ expensive (over $8 for a pantyliner, over $16 for a day pad, over $16 for a night pad)

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