Springtime is the perfect opportunity for lovebirds to go on a date, but an evening of romance doesn’t have to leave you grimacing at your bank account. So, where are the cheapest cities in Europe to go on a date?
New research from greeting card marketplace thortful.com looked at 61 cities across Europe to find the cheapest, and most expensive, cities to go on a date. Included in the date is a meal for two, a glass wine, cost of a beer, two cinema tickets and the average taxi price.
Looking at the data, the top ten cheapest cities to go on a date, are:
Claiming the top spot as the cheapest city to go on a date is Krakow in Poland, where the average cost of a date will take roughly €54.30 out of your bank account. Not bad for a perfect night out! In second comes many people’s favourite city, Budapest in Hungary. This majestic city is relatively cheap for lovebirds looking for a date night, with the price of a date costing you €61.30. Taking third place is the city of a Hundred Spires, Prague in the Czech Republic. This historical city has a lot to offer for couples wishing to explore, and the average date ends at around €66.70.
Britain can only claim a single spot amongst the top ten, ending in 10th place with Kingston upon Hull, where the average cost of a date is €81.50. Spain can pride itself with three spots among the top ten and taking 4th place is Lisbon – the coastal capital city of Portugal.
On the other end of the scale are the most expensive cities to bring your partner on a date in Europe, which are as follows:
All the Nordic countries are among the top 10, but it is Switzerland who tops the list with Lausanne, where the total cost of a date ends at €196.30, €143 more expensive than Krakow! London in the United Kingdom is among the most expensive cities, too, with the average price of a date totalling €135.60, that’s €54.10 more than Kingston upon Hull.
Commenting on the study, a spokesperson at thortful.com comments:
“Knowing that spring and warmer weather is upon us, we wanted to find the cheapest cities in Europe to go on a date. If couples are planning a holiday this year, this might help them decide where to go!”
“The Cheap Date Index” measures the average cost in Euros of a three-course meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant, the average cost in Euros of a mid-range bottle of wine, the average cost in Euros of a 500ml domestic beer, the average cost in Euros for a two cinema tickets, the average cost in Euros of a 1km taxi journey.