囧研究：多少錢夠你維持一段友誼？ 死黨 友情與金錢_新浪教育_新浪網 苦茶油
Best friends maybe priceless but the cost of keeping the relationship alive is 23,870.
According to a study, a BFF (best friends forever) does not come cheap with devoted pals blowing 4,679 on birthday presents alone over a lifetime.
And while it costs nothing to be a shoulder to cry on, big hearted Brits go the extra mile and splash out 168 on pick-me-ups to get their mate through a rocky patch like the break up of a relationship.
There’s a further 242 spent on presents to show how much they mean from gifts bought on holiday to treats for no reason.
And distance does not break up a close friendship as BFFs fork out a whopping 18,000 on travel to see each other despite being miles apart because of university, jobs and marriage.
The survey based on a friendship spanning 40 years found more than eight in ten adults with a BFF felt their friendships were worth every penny.
TopCashback spokesperson Natasha Smith said: “Those friendships which stand the test of time are often the most important in our lives.”
“However, they come at a cost. From train tickets once a month to flights and a new dress for a wedding on the Italian coast, the price paid for having a best mate can soon add up."