A $1,000 bag packed with luggage will cost you $600 over the life of your bag, a new study has found.
It was estimated that an ordinary suitcase could hold between $2,000 and $4,000 in personal belongings.
“The average person’s suitcase weighs about 15 kilograms, and the average backpack weighs about 1.5 kilograms,” said researcher Alexei Likhachev.
The study, by the University of Queensland’s Institute for Applied Economics, looked at the average cost of carrying personal belongings in the 20 countries it surveyed.
More than a third of respondents said they had a suitcase, while about half said they needed to pack their luggage.
Most of the bags surveyed carried around two kilograms or more of luggage, with some weighing as much as 10 kilograms.
According to the study, the average price of luggage was $1.40 per kilogram, which was higher than the average $1 per kilo in countries such as the United States and Japan.
However, some bags were cheaper than others.
One bag that came out on top was a bag with a capacity of 20 litres that cost about $1 a litre, while a larger bag with capacity of 15 litres cost $1 each.
Researchers said it was important to note that the study was just for the average bag, and it wasn’t a realistic estimate.
Professor Likhakov said he expected the average person to have around a two-year supply of personal belongings, so his study showed that the average suitcase would last between five and seven years.
He said the study had shown that people who carried large bags often ended up spending more money than people who used small bags.
But, he said, it was also important to remember that some people might not have a lot of personal space in their bags, so it would be better to pack more items in than less.