Vegetarians, vegans and others with dietary restrictions choose to adopt such a lifestyle for various reasons, such as health, ethical or religious causes. While cost is usually a less prominent factor, it is definitely important to consider.

For those considering a plant-based diet, the thought of spending more money on pricey produce may deter you. However, cutting out meat from your diet can save you a lot of money. This begs the question: does going on a meat-less or other type of diet actually save money?

We took a look at the costs of going vegetarian, vegan and more. While there is usually a low-cost way to manage nearly any of these diets with careful spending, a comparison of the general costs led to some surprising results.

Check out the slideshow above to find out if you can save money going on a vegetarian, vegan or other popular diet.

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