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Date night: What it costs in the United States and in other countries

Dating Costs

What’s the cost of dating?

An average date night in America costs $101, with those in Honolulu, $127, and New York, $121, paying the most. This ranks globally as one of the top three most expensive places to have a date night in major global cities around the world.

The cost of a date night in America

A typical date night in America — consisting of a mid-range dinner for two, a shared bottle of wine, two movie tickets, and a 5-mile taxi ride home — will cost an average of $101, an analysis from dating site EliteSingles shows.

However, some cities are pricier than others: the date mentioned above costs an average of $127 in Honolulu, $121 in New York, $117 in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and $114 in Los Angeles.

In Kansas City, an average date night is only $82. Other less expensive date nights in American cities include Indianapolis, $87; Portland, $91; and Philadelphia, $92.

Cost of a date in 21 American cities across the country

  1. Honolulu: $127
  2. New York: $121
  3. San Francisco: $117
  4. Washington, D.C.: $117
  5. Los Angeles: $114
  6. Boston: $105
  7. Atlanta $105
  8. Chicago: $103
  9. Seattle: $103
  10. Miami: $102
  11. New Orleans: $97
  12. Minneapolis: $96
  13. Houston: $94
  14. Denver: $94
  15. Phoenix: $93
  16. Philadelphia: $92
  17. Portland, Oregon: $91
  18. Salt Lake City: $87
  19. Indianapolis: $87
  20. Omaha: $86
  21. Kansas City, Missouri: $82

The cost of a date night around the world

Using the same criteria for a “typical” date night, and converting local currencies into U.S. dollars, the analysis showed that the average global cost of a date is $86, making it less than the American average of $101.

Oslo is the world’s most expensive place to have date night, with a typical evening costing $135. At the other end of the scale is Bogotá, where the same date is $44.

Cost of a date in major global cities

  1. Oslo, Norway: $135
  2. Tokyo, Japan: $128
  3. New York, USA: $121
  4. Stockholm, Sweden: $115
  5. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: $114
  6. London, United Kingdom: $111
  7. Hong Kong: $107
  8. Auckland, New Zealand: $103
  9. Paris, France: $100
  10. Sydney, Australia: $97
Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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Do you have any info about Madrid or other Spanish cities?


So Canada has no global cities! Love to see Toronto or Bancouver included.


Hi Lisa,

No, I don't have information about Spanish cities.


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