According to data from, manicures can cost anywhere from $10-$85. If you get a manicure every two weeks and pay the average price of about $30 per manicure, you could pay nearly $800 for manicures each year. As a college student, that money can be put to better use. You can, however, get a great manicure without having to pay nearly as much. If a 20 year old were able to save the cost of manicures over the course of her life, this decision would be worth nearly 1.5 million at retirement. Use the links below to see how much you could save.

  1. contains information on how you could save money by going to a smaller nail salon. The average cost of smaller salons is less than half of the average price for a manicure.