These are the cities where you’re spending more of your money on dates

According to new data from Elite Singles, a typical American date night costs $117 on average. But that’s just the average.

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Money may not be able to buy you love but it may lead to love if you shell some out on the first few dates. According to new data from Elite Singles, a typical American date night costs $117 on average. But that’s just the average.

So where are the cities where a lot of your paycheck is going towards drinks and apps at a trendy restaurant to impress a potential significant other?

The cost of a date in 21 American cities in the U.S.

  1. New York, NY: $144
  2. San Francisco, CA: $140
  3. Boston, MA: $130
  4. Honolulu, HI: $129
  5. Miami, Fl: $129
  6. Washington, DC: $128
  7. Los Angeles, CA: $127
  8. New Orleans, LA: $123
  9. Minneapolis, MN: $122
  10. Seattle, WA: $118
  11. Chicago, IL: $117
  12. Philadelphia, PA: $114
  13. Houston, TX: $109
  14. Omaha, NE: $106
  15. Phoenix, AZ: $106
  16. Atlanta, GA $106
  17. Portland, OR: $105
  18. Kansas City, MO: $105
  19. Denver, CO: $103
  20. Salt Lake City, UT: $102
  21. Indianapolis, IN: $100

Not surprisingly New York is the most expensive followed by San Francisco. But rest assured there are other cities in the world more expensive then these two when it comes to being romantic. If you are looking to watch your finances, do not go on a date in Oslo or London as they came in at $170 and $161.

Here is how the rest of the world stacks up when it comes to dates.

The cost of a date in 25 major global cities

  1. Oslo, Norway:  $170
  2. London, UK: $161
  3. New York, USA: $144
  4. Stockholm, Sweden: $123
  5. Tokyo, Japan: $122
  6. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: $116
  7. Paris, France: $114
  8. Sydney, Australia: $113
  9. Toronto, Canada: $109
  10. Auckland, New Zealand: $105
  11. Hong Kong: $104
  12. Berlin, Germany: $101
  13. Seoul, South Korea: $87
  14. Singapore: $85
  15. Barcelona, Spain: $85
  16. Nairobi, Kenya: $74
  17. Rio de Janerio, Brazil: $70
  18. Taipei, Taiwan (ROC): $68
  19. Shanghai, China (PRC): $67
  20. Moscow, Russia: $61
  21. Cape Town, South Africa: $55
  22. Bogotá, Colombia: $52
  23. Mexico City, Mexico: $45
  24. Mumbai, India: $35
  25. Istanbul, Turkey: $31

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.