On top of being healthier and good for the environment, using menstrual cups is about 20 times cheaper than buying disposables!!!
A woman has to change about 5 times a day tampons or pads in order to be safe from TSS (Toxic shock syndrome). A menstrual cycle lasts 5 days in average.
That is 5 days x 5 tampons = 25 tampons per cycle which would be around 1 big box of tampons or pads. They usually cost around 5€. That is about 60€ per year just for tampons, with a few pantyliners and night pads so let’s round it to 80€/year. The average menstrual life span is 43 years, that’s 80€ x 43 years = 3440€ in a lifetime per woman spent on disposable pads.
With menstrual cups you will need 1 about every 5 years. Let’s say 9 cups in a lifetime maximum, They are ranging from 15€ to 50€ but let’s take an average of 20€. that is 20€ x 9 cups = 180€ in a lifetime per woman spent on her menstrual cups.
Clearly menstrual cups are much (much) cheaper than disposable products. You can compare all the price of all brands on the comparison table