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The Most Expensive Date Nights in the World

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Film Editor
Updated: 25 May 2018
New research has revealed the most expensive cities in the world to date in, and the results are bad news for romantics in one Scandinavian country in particular.

The “average” date has been costed by dating website EliteSingles and defined as including a mid-range dinner for two, a shared bottle of wine, two cinema tickets, and a 5-mile taxi ride home.

Cost of a date in 25 major global cities

Cost of dating around the world | © EliteSingles
Cost of dating around the world | © EliteSingles

1. Oslo, Norway: £106

2. Tokyo, Japan: £100

3. New York, USA: £95

4. Stockholm, Sweden: £90

5. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: £89

6. London, UK: £87

7. Hong Kong: £84

8. Auckland, New Zealand: £81

9. Paris, France: £78

10. Sydney, Australia: £76

11. Toronto, Canada:£73

12. Singapore: £69

13. Shanghai, China (PRC): £67

14. Berlin, Germany: £62

15. Barcelona, Spain: £60

16. Seoul, South Korea: £60

17. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: £65

18. Moscow, Russia: £53

19. Taipei, Taiwan (ROC): £53

20. Nairobi, Kenya: £52

21. Mumbai, India: £43

22. Istanbul, Turkey: £42

23. Mexico City, Mexico: £40

24. Cape Town, South Africa: £36

25. Bogotá, Colombia: £34

Two cities top the eye-watering £100 mark. Tokyo comes in the second most expensive place in the world, but it’s the notoriously money-draining Norwegian capital, Oslo, that’s number one on the list.

If you’re looking for a cheap night out, then head to Bogotá in Colombia where a night out costs less than £35. Two cinema tickets in Central London alone will set you back more than that. The most cost-effective date in Europe is in Turkey, with Barcelona and Berlin also offering decent value.

Cost of a romantic outing in 10 major UK cities

Cost of dating in the UK | © EliteSingles
Cost of dating in the UK | © EliteSingles

1. London: £87

2. Edinburgh: £75

3. Glasgow: £75

4. Plymouth: £73

5. Manchester: £71

6. Brighton: £69

7. Belfast: £63

8. Bristol: £62

9. Birmingham: £62

10. Newcastle: £62

London is predictably the most expensive place in the UK, but those looking to save a few pennies should head to Wales and treat their date to a night out in Cardiff where a night out for two costs only £42. Bargain.