Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen among most expensive UK cities for a night out, new study finds

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ANALYSIS has revealed that Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen rank in the top ten most expensive cities in the UK for a night out, while Dundee ranks among the cheapest.

The research by IndeJuice analysed data on the most populated areas in the UK on Expatistan to find where people can enjoy a night out at the lowest and most expensive cost. The analysis was based on prices for a pint of beer, a cocktail, a fast-food meal and a taxi fare. 

Despite Dundee ranking as the cheapest city for a night out in the UK, the rest of Scotland ranks as very expensive, with Edinburgh as the most expensive Scottish city, ranking fourth overall in the UK with an average cost of a night out coming to £36.36. Similarly, Glasgow and Aberdeen rank as the ninth and tenth most expensive respectively. A night out in Glasgow would cost an average of £32.49 whilst a night in Aberdeen would total £32.29.

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from IndeJuice said: “As a result of the pandemic, the night-life industry has been hit hard with past restrictions, however as we return back to nightclubs and bars more regularly, this study offers a fascinating insight into the locations that offer the best deals. With the cost of a night out in London being almost double that of a night out in Dundee, party-goers in the capital will need plenty of money-saving savvy to have a good night that doesn’t drain their bank account.” 

The study revealed that Dundee is the most affordable city for a night out, with an average cost of £25.35. In terms of drinks, Dundee offers low prices such as an average of £3.08 for a pint and £7 for a cocktail. After finishing their drinks, party-goers in Dundee only need to spend an average of £5.27 for a fast-food meal and then an average £10 taxi fare to get them home for the night. 

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