Can "taking a bath" is free for you...???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
January 21, 2013 8:08pm CST
hi to all well, I daily takes a bath & bath is almost free for me, just a soap & shampoo expensive, long time ago I read somewhere in Europe its expensive to bath??? but water is free??? why is this expensive??? my question is simple can "taking a bath" free for you??? have a nice day...
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
22 Jan 13
I bathe everyday here, even though water isnt free here in Mexico.
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• India
24 Jan 13
I feel so sickly if I dont wash my hair everyday.
@Sreekala (22957)
• India
22 Jan 13
If I give an answer quickly then my answer will be ‘yes’ the bath is free for me. But on considering other things like we are paying for water, soap, shampoo etc then bath is not free at all. The truth is we never felt that a bath is costly for us. It is one of the daily routine and must do it whether it is costly or free.
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• India
22 Jan 13
I agree with you dear friend bath is not free because paying for all soap, water,shampoo etc. and on travel some time pay money for bathing also. When I was in chennai railway station rest room then there we all want to bath then the women was saying pay the 5 rs. for bathing.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
Here in our country especially in metro cities- the water bill is quite high. Plus the heater that needs electricity - that means another charge. That could be the reason why some people say taking a bath is expensive. You are lucky if you are not paying for water bills.
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@Mavic123456 (9702)
• Thailand
22 Jan 13
hahaha yes, everything is free for me, including the shampoo, the soap, the hair conditioner, and would you believe even the lotion. My sisters and nieces gave me tons (no not tons .. exaggerated, very generous amount) of lotion, bath soap and shower gels, shampoo and conditioner back here in Thailand. I didn't know if I looked haggard when I went home last Holidays but they gave me all of these. Water is not free by the way unless you will take a bath near the river, waterfalls, or lake. if it is processed then it has to be paid. but my water is very cheap.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Water that is piped to locations is not free. The water companies have to purify the water and that cost money.
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@jalucia (1435)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Water is not free if you have to pay for it, which most people in houses and some people in apartments do. Then, you have to heat the water by paying for electricity, etc.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
22 Jan 13
oh wow, we don't pay any water bills,
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Yeah. Sometimes it seems like we pay for the air we breathe. Luckily, where I live now, we don't pay for water or heat. I'm not sure about hot water, though.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 13
@Tushavi You don't have to pay for the treated water in Pakistan? How nice! But how does the water company supply to your house if they provide the water free of charge? What if some users waste water as they don't have to pay for it?
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
No it's not free for we have to pay for the water bill and everything that we used in taking a bath but total cost for a single bath could not be considered expensive here in our place.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Yeah, it doesn't really help to look at it as expensive because it's something you have to do.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
right jalucia, for not taking one may result not only to expensive consequences but also for people to shun that person
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
Good for you because you do not need for electricity bill in your country.How I wish the same in my country. Technically taking a bath is not free as we have to use water,shampoo,conditioner,soap,body scrub etc.I need to buy those to be able to take a bath properly.My shampoo costs about 12 USD,Soap about less than a dollar,body scrub more likely 10 USD and of course I have to pay for the water bill.
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
oops! I mean, "water bill" in my first sentence.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
22 Jan 13
Wow I never heard that bathing at other countries is paid (unless it's on a Sauna) Here in my country, as long as you have your own water connection and own bathroom then you can bath all you can! Even rivers,streams,bays,springs and falls are free for bathing here in our place. Swimming pools are paid but I heard at some cities here pools are free.
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I am sure even if you have your own water connector your parents get a water bill or else the cost of water is included in the rent and or property taxes. Even though some swimming pools do not charge admission fees, there is a cost to the water which is paid for by the municipality who in turn gets their money from the tax payers.
• India
22 Jan 13
OF course we have to pay water bill and electricity that is used to heat the water. Apart from that soap, shampoos are not free at all. But this thus not dither us from having a bath daily. During summer we have to take bath twice a day. It's not that expensive that we can't take bath daily.
• India
24 Jan 13
What is free in this world? Nothing actually.
• Australia
21 Mar 13
Hello Tushavi! wow well how lucky for you that you get to take baths a lot and not have to worry about water. Here, in Australia, we have to pay for water. I love baths to relax but I don't have them often to save water and so my dad doesn't have to pay a big water bill. Even though I help out with the bills, I still don't have so much. Hapy MyLotting. ~AussieGal~
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
hi, for me taking a bath is not free because we need to spend money for the shampoos and soap to our body but this expenses is also for our body to be more clean,it will be free only if we will not use any soaps or even shampoos to our body and if we will use the water of river.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
29 Jan 13
Yes I take bath freely in the bathroom. But I have to pay tax to municipal authority for using supply water.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Jan 13
Water isn't free. In fact, I just went today and paid my water bill for the last month. I won't go to the extent of saying that water is expensive, but it does have a cost that is associated with it for the pipelines and for the purification, etc. However, with that said, I think that the cost of the water, the gas to heat the water and the cost of soaps and shampoos, bathing is something that is very reasonably priced.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
24 Jan 13
We pay for the water here, usually its about $400 a month on water alone.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
23 Jan 13
I lived in different countries and nowhere was the water free or the electricity. I wish it was. I think that water is not free because of few things. First, it costs to bring the water through the pipes into the houses so everyone can use it whenever they want and for whatever purpose they want. Just think about the times women had to pull water from a well situated at pretty large distance from the house.Long walk, hard work and carry a lot for what was enough lots of time for only one day. In our modern times, we just turn on and off a tap and miracle!water is is at our fingertips whenever we want it.There are places that rent rooms or apartments that have the water price included with the rent and this is called "free water".But in truth, this is not free because you still pay for it, it's only masqued under the rent fee. Second thing that water is not free is because we try to use less water. Not to consume too much as we polluate our environment with all kind of chemicals that we use when we clean or wash our bodies, the house, the car, and so on. However the sopa and shampoo are not really expensive. There are all the times all kind of sales where you can lower their prices quite a bit.
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
23 Jan 13
The water bill, has to be paid, light bill, gas bill, sewage bill, all these things has to be paid, every month so no, the water here in not free.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
22 Jan 13
Not free at all. We have to pay for the water, at least in Hungary. The hot water is pretty darn expensive here.
• India
22 Jan 13
Here in kerala most of the houses are pet us with their own ground water. So people in my locality don't find any scarcity and we people don't need to pay for it. The only thing we people see is money for buying a soap and a cloth to weep water from our body.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
Dear Tushavi, I see you are a very young man. Perhaps you live with your parents, perhaps in a student residence and your parents pay the fees. Taking a bath is never free, no matter where you live. At least not if you take a bath in a house or apartment. The city has to maintain the water lines, bring them into the houses and apartments. People pay property taxes and in all Werstern countries houses and apartments have water meters, that measures how much water you use. You pay your water bill and your electric bill because you want to take a warm or hot bath which uses electricity. Now if you are in residence at university or rent a room somewhere you pay rent and part of that calculation includes an estimate of how much water and electricity the person is likely to use. The only free water that I can see is if you jump into a river and take a bath there. Even that is not totally free because adjacent land holders pay taxes to keep the rivers clean and safe.