Edinburgh and Glasgow rank highly in average expenditure on a night out findings

According to the study by money website thinkmoney, Brits spend £44.88 on each night out, with Edinburgh (£50.40) and Glasgow (£49.23) coming third and fourth in the average expenditure on a night out stakes. This is only topped by Belfast (£56.36) and London (£51.41).

Glaswegians also spend the most money on pampering before they head out for the night, whereas Liverpudlians go to town on takeaways on the way home. Cardiff residents are most likely to invest in a new outfit before a night on the tiles.

It also said that three quarters (78 per cent) of Brits plan a strict budget, but just one in five (21 per cent) can stick to it. Preferred tactics to control spending include only bringing cash out (42 per cent), pre-organising a lift home or agreeing to share a taxi (18 per cent), limiting the number of drinks to buy (16 per cent), pre-drinking (12 per cent) and buying rounds (11 per cent).

Going out 48 times a year (roughly once a week) on average equates to £2,154.24 per person each year, or more than £112billion across the nation. Men were found to spend more than women on a night out (£51.54 for men, versus £39.25 for women).

Brits were most likely to splash the cash on transport (36 per cent), new clothes (31 per cent) and takeaways (25 per cent). When looking at the gender split, women were most likely to pay out for new clothes, transport and pampering ahead of a night out, whereas men prioritised transport, a takeaway on the way home and having a couple of drinks before going out.

Other findings suggested that  Brits are also most generous with their night out spending as Christmas approaches.


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