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  Girls get more pocket money than boys
Updated 30 November 2001, 17.24
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Girls get more pocket money than boys and they have to do less work to get it, according to the latest survey.

Roughly, girls are getting 18p a week more than boys, who get a weekly average of 2.72.

Fact File
Pocket money facts
Parents give only 60% of pocket money
29% of boys spend all their money in the same week
20% girls do too
Girls mainly buy magazines
Boys mainly buy computer games

And 69% of girls get pocket money, while only 62% of boys get something to put in the piggy bank.

All this information was discovered when the Halifax asked kids around the country about the pocket money.

Earning

Boys it seem have to work harder for their money too. On average boys get 1.75 a week from doing odd jobs compared with girls' 1.52.

Twenty-nine percent of boys also say they work up to two hours a week doing chores compared with only 12% of girls.

Saving and spending

Girls put more money aside than boys, with 44% saving an average of 99p a week, while only 35% of boys put aside about 81p.

But one thing you all do do with your money is spend it. Two-thirds of pocket money is spent on sweets and chocolate.

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