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EXPOSED! THE TRUTHABOUT BRITS’ SUN-CREAM HABITS

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  • Just 2% of Brits pack the NHS-recommended amount of suncream
  • 69% of British families of four need EIGHT more bottles than they packed
  • It costs up to £17.45 for a 200ml bottle of sun lotion in Ibiza
  • Much cheaper to buy in the UK before travelling abroad

A new survey from  Holiday Hypermarket has revealed some startling statistics about Brits abroad.Not only do we not take enough sun cream with us on holiday, we then end up paying over the odds to buy more when we get out there. It means British holidaymakers end up spending up to £13 more per bottle, which means a family of four would shell out over £100 more than they need to.

What’s more, of the 2,000 people questioned, 25% said they take no suntan lotion at all with them on their holiday, and just 2% take the NHS-recommended* four bottles person for a week-long sunny holiday.

With the costs being significantly higher in many popular package-holiday destinations, British families are wasting money buying sun protection abroad, when it could be purchased at home for way less.

How much sun cream do we need?

The NHS recommends four bottles per person per week. That’s enough for two tablespoons of lotion applied five times a day. Almost 90% of respondents in the Holiday Hypermarket survey** said they take two or fewer.

How does buying abroad compare?

Post Office Holiday Costs Barometer*** says Britain is one of Europe’s cheapest countries to purchase suntan lotion – the average price for a 200ml of branded factor-15 sun cream is just £4.50.

In Ibiza, the average cost for the same product is a dazzling £17.45, while in Majorca it’s £13.15, and in Sliema, Malta, the typical price is £11.51.

For a family of two adults and two young children, who only take four bottles of sun lotion for a one-week holiday in Ibiza,that’s an extra £103 to buy eight more bottles during their break. That’s definitely going to leave Mum and Dad sore.

The table below shows the average cost of sun lotion in package holiday destinations across Europe, plus the extra cost of buying eight bottles in that destination compared to the UK.

Location One bottle: average cost for 200ml SPF15 branded sunscreen Eight bottles: total cost of buying at holiday destination Eight bottles: difference in cost compared to buying in UK
UK £4.50 £36 n/a
IBIZA, Spain £17.45 £139.60 £103.60
HALKIDIKI, Greece £13.15 £105.20 £69.20
MAJORCA, Spain £13.15 £105.20 £69.20
LIMASSOL, Cyprus £12.71 £101.68 £65.68
ALICANTE, Spain £12.28 £98.24 £62.24
BENIDORM, Spain £11.93 £95.44 £59.44
SLIEMA, Malta £11.51 £92.08 £56.08
ZADAR, Croatia £9.23 £73.84 £37.84
POREC, Croatia £7.29 £58.32 £22.32
LISBON COAST, Portugal £7.02 £56.16 £20.16
MARMARIS, Turkey £6.67 £53.36 £17.36
CORFU, Greece £6.31 £50.48 £14.48
PAPHOS, Cyprus £6.25 £50.00 £14.00
CRETE, Greece £6.14 £49.12 £13.12
TORREMOLINOS, Spain £4.82 £38.56 £2.56
ALGARVE, Portugal £3.94 £31.52 -£4.48
SUNNY BEACH, Bulgaria £2.34 £18.72 -£17.28

Craig Duncan of Holiday Hypermarket says: ‘Cost is one of the most important considerations for any holiday, yet Brits are underestimating the amount of sun cream they need and then wasting hundreds by stocking up abroad.

‘A British family can spend an eye-watering £200 to buy extra lotion for a two week holiday in Ibiza. That could easily cover a few delicious family meals, a room upgrade or new holiday clothes.

‘Buying enough sun cream at a supermarket in the UK is one of the most effective money-saving holiday hacks there is!’

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What is an Ultrasound Tech Salary?

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The job of an ultrasound technician can be a thrilling one. It is a promising career with high pay and advantages. A lot of technician schools offer training programs for the area. If you take the time to obtain a degree or certificate in the ultrasound field, you’ll be able to earn an income worth the effort and time.

HOW MUCH DOES AN ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN MAKE

Ultrasound salary rates are far more competitive than the majority of the positions in allied health. Some markets pay over $65,000 in this position. An ultrasound technician can expect to earn a median annual pay of $63,640 for diagnostic medical Sonographers as of May 2009, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The salary may vary based on the kind of job setting. For instance, the median annual income in 2009 for employees working in doctor’s offices was $63,820. For hospital workers, it was $63,770. The salaries can also differ according to state and clearly by country. Similar to other occupations, ultrasound wages are less for entry-level employees and higher for those in higher-paying posts. If you earn greater than $65,000 per year and 55 percent are over 50, as well as 22 percent are under 30, According to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

GET REGISTERED AND MAKE MORE MONEY

Technicians can expect less money even if they’re not certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). However, the bottom 10% of technicians earn the least money, equivalent to $ 43,990 a year, and the higher 10% earn $85,950 yearly. Pay is also contingent on the number of specificities the technician holds. The more specialties the technician has, the more lucrative the salary. Employer, certification/education, or background may also affect the ultrasound salary. Hospital employees make $63,770 a year.

Doctors employ the second highest number of ultrasound techs in their clinics, and 13,290 technicians earn $63,820 annually. Diagnostic and medical labs use the third highest number of technicians, i.e., approximately 4,680. They pay each one $61,820 of them each year. Schools that teach pay roughly $66,000.

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WHERE DO YOU LIVE

Furthermore, geographic locations are also a significant factor in determining how much pay a technician can earn. For example, Massachusetts has the highest ultrasound technician’s salary, around $78,460 annually. Oregon is almost identical, with a salary of $78,320. Colorado is third with approximately $77,380 annually. The need for technicians is huge in not developed states, while jobs have attained a saturation point in more developed states.

If a technician wishes to make the most money, it is recommended that they join those firms that offer employment services. They could earn as much as $68,000 or more annually. Enterprises and management companies offer the second highest pay, $67,890 per annum. Outpatient centers earn $64,560 annually, while educational schools have a salary of approximately $66,000. The structure of wages is also influenced by the environment in which the technician works, the workload the technician is responsible for on their own, and the company’s size. Experience in the field is significant to the average salary.

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