People are having a hard time coping with a $15 paper towel price hike this year, with some people finding that their towels are too expensive to use.
According to a survey from Nielsen, people are paying more than $2 for a paper towel in 2017, up from $1 in 2016.
The increase is due in part to a rise in demand, which prompted Nielsen to update its survey with the new prices.
“The trend of consumers paying more for paper towels has been fairly steady over time, and it is now higher than ever,” said Dan Rugg, senior vice president and research director of Nielsen.
“This is because the popularity of paper towels in 2017 is so high.”
People who say they’re having a tough time paying for their paper towels are more likely to be women and older, according to Nielsen.
People who said they were having a difficult time paying their bills are more often white and older.
“While this is certainly not surprising, it is important to keep in mind that this may be due to the increase in disposable income and consumer confidence,” Rugg said.
“These trends have been going on for a while and have contributed to the increasing prices of paper towel and paper towels.”
The survey also found that the majority of people are still paying for paper towel usage, but that some are spending less.
The survey found that people are spending an average of $1.13 per towel per day, up 0.4 percent from last year.
The price of a paper cup of coffee rose 0.6 percent in 2017.
People are paying an average $0.79 per paper towel, up 1.1 percent from 2016.
And people are buying paper towels at an average cost of $2.36, up 2.3 percent from the previous year.
“People are using paper towels to pay for things that they don’t use often, like transportation and utility bills, or for personal hygiene products,” Ruggle said.
People are also finding that using paper towel instead of a disposable cup of hot water has an immediate positive impact on their well-being.
“One of the things people do is use disposable water to wash themselves and they are not always washing their hands, so they don and are able to wash more of their hands and actually use less paper towels,” Rigg said.