NEW ZEALANDERS HAVE THE MOST DISPOSABLE SHOPPING EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD, according to new figures.
The country has the highest number of disposable shopping item transactions in the world with 2.4 million, followed by the United States with 2 million and Hong Kong with 2,600.
The average price per item for those items in the 10 countries was about $2,000.
In the United Kingdom, a study of 5,000 shoppers found that more than 80 per cent of shoppers felt that they were getting more for their money in the past year, compared to the US.
The report, The Price of Being Uncomfortable, said the average cost of disposable items in England and Wales was about £1,400.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics found that the average price of a basic house in the country was $1.7 million.
The figures also revealed that more people than ever are shopping for new clothes and other clothing items, even though many are not buying in bulk.
In England and Welsh, there were 4.9 million items purchased online in 2017, up by 10 per cent from the previous year.
In comparison, the number of items purchased for £100 fell by more than 20 per cent to 1.4 billion.
In New Zealand, there are about 10,000 shops selling disposable items.
The average price for a new or used clothing item is about $1,000, while a new pair of shoes is $1 per pair.
The Woolworths in Canterbury was the most popular shopping destination in the capital, with a population of about 7,000 people.
Woolworths is in the top 10 for the average prices of all disposable items, with $1 each for the latest pair of jeans.