Next time a friend or family member asks you to pick up a giant-sized Toblerone for them at the airport, tell them to go to Woolworths! It’s a bloody rip off.

Although duty free shopping is famous for offering cheaper and more affordable items (thanks to tax free), a new study found that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to chocolate.

Sweet snacks before and after flights are almost like a tradition for most of us, but these duty delicious cocoa treats, biscuits and nuts are actually up to 88 percent more expensive when purchased at the airport.

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Research conducted by finder.com.au revealed that honey roasted macadamia nuts are around $6.60 at international gateways, an 18 percent price hike compared to $5.61 at the supermarket.

Tim Tams were 72 percent more expensive at the airport, selling for around $6.90 compared to $4.00, and Toblerone was the biggest shocker, with supermarkets selling the Swiss chocolate for around $9 compared to $16.90 at the airport.

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Perfumes and aftershave were also found to be more expensive at international gateways, selling for up to 59 percent higher than at a retail store, whereas wine and champagne was less than 10 percent more expensive, but for regular drinkers, would be cheaper to buy in a mix of six at the bottle-o.

But don’t worry guys, there are still a few lovely savings to be found at duty free, such as vodka and whiskey, which are 33 percent cheaper at the airport.

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Ladies (and gentlemen), you’ll be happy to hear your cosmetics are 43 percent cheaper in duty free such as a 125ml Clinique moisturising creme available for $60 compared to a $105 retail cost. There’s also Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Lipstick N° 001 selling for $40 at the airport, $9 cheaper than in retail stores.

Happy shopping guys!

What’s the biggest duty-free rip off you’ve encountered?