Whether you’ve got those first-date jitters, are keen to impress that special someone, or are just looking forward to spending quality time with your other half, being wined and dined and watching the latest blockbuster will be sure to go down a treat.

However, like most good things in life, this comes at a cost, with the average UK date night costing £93.44, according to our calculations.

We investigated 25 UK cities to find out which is the cheapest and most expensive location to go on a date.

The costings were based on a date, which includes:

  • 2 movie tickets

  • Dinner for 2 at a restaurant, including starter, main course, dessert and wine

  • A 5 mile taxi journey

 

Cardiff ranked on top as the cheapest city to go on a date, costing an average total of £71.

Liverpool closely followed in second, with a date costing £75, with Leeds and Norwich following in joint third at £78, for a meal, movie tickets and transport.

Cheapest UK Cities to Go on a Date

Ranking City 2 Movie Tickets Dinner for 2 Taxi Journey Total
1 Cardiff £12 £49 £10 £71
2 Liverpool £11 £50 £14 £75
=3 Leeds £14 £48 £16 £78
=3 Norwich £15 £52 £11 £78
4 Belfast £17 £50 £12 £79
5 Stoke-on-Trent £16 £52 £13 £81
6 Leicester £26 £46 £11 £83
7 Coventry £20 £45 £19 £84
8 Swansea £15 £53 £17 £85
9 Brighton and Hove £19 £58 £16 £93
10 Plymouth £15 £65 £14 £94

London was found to be the most expensive city to go on a date night, costing an average of £123.

Following in second is Oxford, with an average cost of £112, with Aberdeen taking third place with a total cost of £106.

Most Expensive UK Cities to Go on a Date

Ranking City 2 Movie Tickets Dinner for 2 Taxi Journey Total
1 London £27 £76 £20 £123
2 Oxford £22 £69 £21 £112
3 Aberdeen £15 £72 £19 £106
4 Glasgow £18 £69 £17 £104
=5 Bristol £20 £62 £21 £103
=5 Cambridge £23 £66 £14 £103
6 Newcastle upon Tyne £27 £63 £12 £102
7 York £21 £68 £11 £100
=8 Sheffield £18 £65 £16 £99
=8 Edinburgh £18 £61 £20 £99
9 Manchester £18 £64 £16 £98
=10 Nottingham £18 £60 £17 £95
=10 Southampton £20 £61 £14 £95

Our research found that you get the most bang for your buck on a date in Cardiff, so if you’re based here, or relocating, you’re in luck!

Sadly, if you’re based in London, or looking to hit the capital, going on a date comes at more of a premium, costing, on average, £52 more than in Cardiff.

If you’ve got first-date jitters, and find yourself reaching for cigarettes, opt for our first time switcher or starter kits instead.

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