How much a night out will cost you in 50 of the most fun cities in the world, ranked from the most expensive to the least

josepmarti/ShutterstockIbiza, Spain, is the most expensive city for nightlife in the world.

  • How much it costs to go out depends on what city you’re in.
  • HomeToGo recently released a report on the best cities for nightlife around the world.
  • From Miami to Ibiza, they looked at the average cost of cover, one beer, one drink, and one shot.
  • Warsaw, Poland, has the most affordable nightlife in Europe, while Perth is the most affordable city in Australia to go out.

If you think your bank account looks a little sad after a night out, you’re not alone.

The average event-goer spends $US81 on a night out and goes out two nights a week, according to an Eventbrite report. That’s $US162 a week – more than the weekly median spending on food for American families.

Yet, how much it costs to go out depends on where you decide to hit the dance floor. That $US81 can hike up real fast if you’re in a notoriously expensive and popular party destination like Ibiza, Spain, but may become more wallet friendly if you’re in a city with a lower cost of living, like São Paulo, Brazil.

It’s best to do your research before you go out or plan your vacation based on a city’s nightlife.

Luckily, HomeToGo recently released a report on the best cities for nightlife around the world. After narrowing it down to 50 cities based on the number of venues, number of events listed, and quality of events based on online ratings, they contacted the five top-rated clubs in each city to find out each clubs’ cover charge and drink prices.

Based on that data, HomeToGo calculated each city’s average for the cover charge on a Saturday night, price of a 12-ounce domestically produced beer, price of one regular gin and tonic, and price of a one-ounce shot of vodka.

Turns out, Warsaw, Poland, is the most affordable city in Europe to go out, Perth is the most affordable Australian city to party, and Calgary, Canada, has the most affordable nightlife in the Americas.

Scroll through below to find how much it costs to go out in the cities with the best nightlife, ranked from most expensive to most affordable.


50. Ibiza, Spain

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Total cost: $US105.79

Cover charge: $US61.52

Cost of beer: $US14.76

Drink cost: $US19.69

Cost of one shot: $US9.82


49. Las Vegas, US

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Total cost: $US75

Cover charge: $US45

Cost of beer: $US8

Drink cost: $US12

Cost of one shot: $US10


48. New York City, US

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Total cost: $US61

Cover charge: $US25

Cost of beer: $US9

Drink cost: $US15

Cost of one shot: $US12


47. Zurich, Switzerland

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Total cost: $US59.07

Cover charge: $US25.91

Cost of beer: $US8.29

Drink cost: $US16.58

Cost of one shot: $US8.29


46. Miami, US

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Total cost: $US57.50

Cover charge: $US20.50

Cost of beer: $US10

Drink cost: $US15

Cost of one shot: $US12


45. Chicago, US

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Total cost: $US55

Cover charge: $US27

Cost of beer: $US7.50

Drink cost: $US12.50

Cost of one shot: $US8


44. Stockholm, Sweden

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Total cost: $US54.57

Cover charge: $US26.10

Cost of beer: $US7.12

Drink cost: $US16.61

Cost of one shot: $US4.75


43. Los Angeles, US

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Total cost: $US54.50

Cover charge: $US23.00

Cost of beer: $US7.50

Drink cost: $US14

Cost of one shot: $US10


42. San Francisco, US

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Total cost: $US50

Cover charge: $US24

Cost of beer: $US8

Drink cost: $US10

Cost of one shot: $US8


41. San Diego, US

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Total cost: $US47

Cover charge: $US18

Cost of beer: $US7

Drink cost: $US12

Cost of one shot: $US10


40. Tokyo, Japan

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Total cost: $US46.61

Cover charge: $US27.96

Cost of beer: $US6.52

Drink cost: $US6.52

Cost of one shot: $US5.59


39. London, UK

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Total cost: $US45.40

Cover charge: $US21.28

Cost of beer: $US6.38

Drink cost: $US12.77

Cost of one shot: $US4.97


38. Dublin, Ireland

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Total cost: $US44.29

Cover charge: $US18.46

Cost of beer: $US6.15

Drink cost: $US13.53

Cost of one shot: $US6.15


37. Paris, France

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Total cost: $US40.60

Cover charge: $US18.46

Cost of beer: $US6.15

Drink cost: $US9.84

Cost of one shot: $US6.15


36. Sydney, Australia

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Total cost: $US39.48

Cover charge: $US15.48

Cost of beer: $US6.19

Drink cost: $US10.06

Cost of one shot: $US7.74


35. Barcelona, Spain

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Total cost: $US39.37

Cover charge: $US17.22

Cost of beer: $US6.15

Drink cost: $US12.30

Cost of one shot: $US3.69


34. Brussels, Belgium

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Total cost: $US38.76

Cover charge: $US18.46

Cost of beer: $US4.92

Drink cost: $US9.84

Cost of one shot: $US5.54


33. Toronto, Canada

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Total cost: $US38.44

Cover charge: $US17.84

Cost of beer: $US5.55

Drink cost: $US8.72

Cost of one shot: $US6.34


32. Rome, Italy

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Total cost: $US38.14

Cover charge: $US13.53

Cost of beer: $US6.15

Drink cost: $US12.30

Cost of one shot: $US6.15


31. Melbourne, Australia

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Total cost: $US37.74

Cover charge: $US14.52

Cost of beer: $US5.81

Drink cost: $US9.68

Cost of one shot: $US7.74


30. Bristol, UK

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Total cost: $US37.45

Cover charge: $US14.19

Cost of beer: $US5.96

Drink cost: $US11.35

Cost of one shot: $US5.96


29. New Orleans, US

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Total cost: $US37

Cover charge: $US15

Cost of beer: $US6

Drink cost: $US10

Cost of one shot: $US6


28. Madrid, Spain

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Total cost: $US36.91

Cover charge: $US18.46

Cost of beer: $US4.92

Drink cost: $US9.84

Cost of one shot: $US3.69


27. Manchester, UK

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Total cost: $US36.89

Cover charge: $US15.61

Cost of beer: $US5.67

Drink cost: $US11.35

Cost of one shot: $US4.26


26. Moscow, Russia

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Total cost: $US36.47

Cover charge: $US16.21

Cost of beer: $US5.67

Drink cost: $US8.92

Cost of one shot: $US5.67


25. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Total cost: $US36.05

Cover charge: $US15.99

Cost of beer: $US4.06

Drink cost: $US10.46

Cost of one shot: $US5.54


24. Vancouver, Canada

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Total cost: $US35.67

Cover charge: $US15.85

Cost of beer: $US4.76

Drink cost: $US9.51

Cost of one shot: $US5.55


23. Lyon, France

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Total cost: $US35.06

Cover charge: $US15.99

Cost of beer: $US4.92

Drink cost: $US9.23

Cost of one shot: $US4.92


22. Orlando, US

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Total cost: $US35

Cover charge: $US14

Cost of beer: $US5.50

Drink cost: $US8.50

Cost of one shot: $US7


21. Frankfurt, Germany

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Total cost: $US33.83

Cover charge: $US12.30

Cost of beer: $US4.31

Drink cost: $US12.30

Cost of one shot: $US4.92


20. Newcastle, UK

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Total cost: $US33.34

Cover charge: $US14.19

Cost of beer: $US5.67

Drink cost: $US8.51

Cost of one shot: $US4.97


19. Nottingham, UK

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Total cost: $US32.63

Cover charge: $US11.35

Cost of beer: $US5.67

Drink cost: $US9.93

Cost of one shot: $US5.67


18. Montreal, Canada

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Total cost: $US32.49

Cover charge: $US15.85

Cost of beer: $US3.96

Drink cost: $US7.92

Cost of one shot: $US4.76


17. Berlin, Germany

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Total cost: $US31.74

Cover charge: $US14.76

Cost of beer: $US4.06

Drink cost: $US8.61

Cost of one shot: $US4.31


16. Detroit, US

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Total cost: $US31.50

Cover charge: $US11.50

Cost of beer: $US5

Drink cost: $US10

Cost of one shot: $US5


15. Adelaide, Australia

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Total cost: $US30.98

Cover charge: $US10.84

Cost of beer: $US4.65

Drink cost: $US8.52

Cost of one shot: $US6.97


14. Brisbane, Australia

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Total cost: $US30.58

Cover charge: $US7.74

Cost of beer: $US6.19

Drink cost: $US8.90

Cost of one shot: $US7.74


13. Leeds, UK

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Total cost: $US30.50

Cover charge: $US11.35

Cost of beer: $US4.97

Drink cost: $US9.93

Cost of one shot: $US4.26


12. Austin, US

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Total cost: $US30.50

Cover charge: $US10

Cost of beer: $US6

Drink cost: $US7.50

Cost of one shot: $US7


11. Glasgow, UK

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Total cost: $US30.36

Cover charge: $US14.19

Cost of beer: $US4.82

Drink cost: $US8.51

Cost of one shot: $US2.84


10. Tampa, US

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Total cost: $US30

Cover charge: $US10

Cost of beer: $US5

Drink cost: $US8

Cost of one shot: $US7


9. Hamburg, Germany

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Total cost: $US28.91

Cover charge: $US12.30

Cost of beer: $US4.31

Drink cost: $US9.84

Cost of one shot: $US2.46


8. Perth, Australia

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Total cost: $US28.64

Cover charge: $US9.68

Cost of beer: $US5.81

Drink cost: $US9.29

Cost of one shot: $US3.87


7. Leipzig, Germany

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Total cost: $US28.30

Cover charge: $US12.92

Cost of beer: $US3.69

Drink cost: $US7.38

Cost of one shot: $US4.31


6. São Paulo, Brazil

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Total cost: $US28.02

Cover charge: $US14.75

Cost of beer: $US2.95

Drink cost: $US7.37

Cost of one shot: $US2.95


5. Edinburgh, UK

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Total cost: $US26.95

Cover charge: $US7.09

Cost of beer: $US5.67

Drink cost: $US10.64

Cost of one shot: $US3.55


4. Calgary, Canada

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Total cost: $US26.16

Cover charge: $US11.89

Cost of beer: $US3.96

Drink cost: $US6.34

Cost of one shot: $US3.96


3. Prague, Czech Republic

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Total cost: $US26

Cover charge: $US14.58

Cost of beer: $US2.67

Drink cost: $US5.35

Cost of one shot: $US3.40


2. Warsaw, Poland

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Total cost: $US18.53

Cover charge: $US8.82

Cost of beer: $US2.94

Drink cost: $US4.41

Cost of one shot: $US2.35


1. Cape Town, South Africa

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Total cost: $US15.83

Cover charge: $US5

Cost of beer: $US2.08

Drink cost: $US5.83

Cost of one shot: $US2.92

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