Best friends maybe priceless but the cost of keeping the relationship alive is £23,870.
According to a study, a BFF (best friends forever) does not come cheap with devoted pals blowing £4,679 on birthday presents alone over a lifetime.
And while it costs nothing to be a shoulder to cry on, big hearted Brits go the extra mile and splash out £168 on pick-me-ups to get their mate through a rocky patch like the break up of a relationship.
There’s a further £242 spent on presents to show how much they mean from gifts bought on holiday to treats for no reason.
And distance does not break up a close friendship as BFFs fork out a whopping £18,000 on travel to see each other despite being miles apart because of university, jobs and marriage .
The study by cashback site TopCashback found on average a bestie who weds can expect £431 lavished on them from hen or stag nights to presents and a further £283 on gifts when they have children.