How much a date costs in 25 cities around the world

Summit EntertainmentDating can be quite costly.
  • Elite Singles recently released their findings on what a typical date costs in the US and around the world.
  • A “typical date night” included a mid-range dinner for two, a bottle of wine, two movie tickets, and a 5-mile taxi back home.
  • In the US, New York City has the most expensive average date cost at $US144 with Indianapolis the cheapest at $US100.
  • Oslo, Norway is the most expensive city in the world for a date and Istanbul, Turkey is the cheapest.

Elite Singles recently released their findings on what a typical date costs in the US and around the world.

The researchers defined a “typical date night” as one that includes a mid-range dinner for two, a bottle of wine, two movie tickets, and a 5-mile taxi back home.

By running the numbers from 21 major US cities, researchers found that the average cost of a date in the US is $US117.

According to the data, romance is priciest in New York City, where couples can expect to shell out about $US144 on a typical date night.

On the other end of the spectrum, the average romantic evening in Indianapolis costs about $US100. That makes Indianapolis the cheapest city for dating in America.

So how does the cost of dating in the US stack up against the rest of the world? The analysis found that the average cost of a date worldwide is $US92. That’s about $US25 less than the US average.

Here’s how much an average date costs in 25 places around the world in US dollars.


Oslo, Norway is the most expensive city in the world for a date at $US170.

Flickr/zeldmanOslo, Norway.

If you want to head out for a movie and dinner in Oslo, be prepared to drop around $US170. According to the cost of living comparison site Numbeo, a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant in the Norwegian capital costs an average of $US91 for two people.


A date in London, England costs $US161.

GettyLondon, England.

This UK metropolis is the second most pricey spot for a date in the world. Londoners can expect to spend $US161 on a date. Movie-goers in London pay about $US33 on average for two tickets.


A date in New York City costs $US144.

Going on a typical date in the Big Apple will run you about $US144. If you opt to skip the restaurant wine and pick up your own, you can expect to pay about $US15 for a bottle of mid-range wine in New York City.


A date in Stockholm, Sweden costs $US123.

Flickr/Pedro SzekelyStockholm, Sweden.

If you’re dating in Sweden’s capital city, you’ll likely be paying around $US123 for a typical date. This is about the same cost as a date in New Orleans, Lousiana. A three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant in this city cost about $US77 for two people.


A date in Tokyo, Japan costs $US122.

ShutterstockTokyo, Japan.

Heading to Tokyo for a date? Be prepared to fork over $US122 for the evening. This is exactly the same average cost as a date in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The good news is that a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant in Tokyo might only cost about $US44.


A date in Amsterdam, the Netherlands costs $US116.

A date in the beautiful city of Amsterdam costs an average of $US116. This is about the same cost as a date in Chicago, Illinois. You’ll be able to score two movie tickets for about $US26 in Amsterdam.


A date in Paris, France costs $US114.

Paris is synonymous with romance, and couples here should be prepared to pay about $US114 per dreamy Parisian date. This is exactly the same average cost as a date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant in Paris comes out to around $US63.


A date in Sydney, Australia costs $US113.

ShutterstockSydney, Australia.

Dating down under in Sydney will likely cost you about $US113 per romantic outing. A bottle of mid-range wine in this sunny city runs about $US13 on average.


A date in Toronto, Canada costs $US109.

A typical date in Toronto costs about $US109 USD. This is exactly the same average cost as a date in Houston, Texas. If you want to catch a 5-mile taxi home in Toronto, you can expect to pay just over $10 USD.


A date in Auckland, New Zealand costs $US105.

AsiaTravel / Shutterstock.comAuckland, New Zealand.

Going on a date in Auckland means spending about $US105. This is exactly the same average cost as a date in Portland, Oregon. Taking a 5-mile taxi home in Auckland costs about $US14.


A date in Hong Kong, China costs $US104.

Hong Kong is known for being an expensive place to live, but its $US104 average date is cheaper than most major US cities. This is around the same average cost of a date in Denver, Colorado. In Hong Kong, a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost about $US51.


A date in Berlin, Germany costs $US101.

tupungato / iStockBerlin, Germany.

Dating in Berlin costs about $US101 per typical outing. This is around the same cost of a date in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fortunately, a bottle of mid-range wine in Berlin only costs slightly over $US5 on average.


A date in Seoul, South Korea costs $US87.

CJ Nattanai/ShutterstockSeoul, South Korea.

Seoul is the first place on this list that can deliver a romantic night out for under $US100. You can expect to pay $US87 for a date and about $US40 for a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant.


A date in Singapore costs $US85.

If you’re planning a typical fun date in Singapore, you can expect to pay about $US85. Eating out here is cheaper than in some other major global cities, as you can score a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant for only about $US36.


A date in Barcelona, Spain costs $US85.

Barcelona is tied with Singapore when it comes to the cost of a date. You can go out in this colourful Spanish city for $US85, and a bottle of mid-range wine will cost you about $US5.


A date in Nairobi, Kenya costs $US74.

ShutterstockNairobi, Kenya.

Heading out on a date in the capital city of Kenya? You should plan on spending about $US75. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant in Nairobi will run you about $US29.


A date in Rio de Janerio, Brazil costs $US70.

ShutterstockRio de Janerio, Brazil.

Couples in this South American city can expect to pay about $US70 for a typical night out. A taxi here won’t break the bank at around $US5 for a 5-mile journey.


A date in Taipei, Taiwan (ROC) costs $US68.

Sean Pavone/ShutterstockTaipei, Taiwan.

If you want a typical night of romance in Taipei, you should plan on spending around $US68. Restaurant meals here are particularly inexpensive at about $US22 for a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant.


A date in Shanghai, China (PRC) costs $US67.

Head to Shanghai if you want to take advantage of this city’s average date cost of $US67. A 5-mile taxi home should only cost you about $US3.


A date in Moscow, Russia costs $US61.

ShutterstockMoscow, Russia.

A typical date in Moscow costs about $US61. If you want to pick up a bottle of mid-range wine in a shop, you can expect to pay around $US8.


A date in Cape Town, South Africa costs $US55.

Shutterstock.comCape Town, South Africa.

This vibrant South African city is a coastal hub with a surprisingly low average date cost of $US55. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant will put a $US36 dent in your wallet.


A date in Bogotá, Colombia costs $US52.

posztos/ShutterstockBogotá, Colombia.

Bogotá is a sprawling city with plenty to do, even though the average cost of a date here is just $US52. If that date involves a movie, two tickets to the cinema in Bogotá will cost you about $US7.


A date in Mexico City, Mexico costs $US45.

WitR/ShutterstockMexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and a great place to have some fun, especially since the typical date here only costs $US45. Dining on a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant usually costs about $US24.


A date in Mumbai, India costs $US35.

Arts Vector/ShutterstockMumbai, India.

If you’re planning a romantic evening in Mumbai, you’ll only need to fork over an average of $US35. Three courses for two people at a mid-range restaurant in this city will run you about $US17 total.


Istanbul, Turkey is the cheapest major city in the world for a date at $US31.

Moyan Brenn/FlickrIstanbul, Turkey.

A typical date in the historic city of Istanbul only costs $US31. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant in Istanbul only costs an average of about $US17.

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