Ever wondered what the average cost of a night out in the UK is?
Well, according to a recent report which monitors changes in the evening and late night business sector, the answer is – £69 on a night out on average.
The quarterly index is published by Deltic, which owns 53 clubs and bars. Deltic boss Peter Marks said given the pressures on UK retailing it was “fantastic, and perhaps surprising, to see so many Britons feel positive about… local leisure offerings”. The report also revealed that spending on food was up 11.7% at £16.20, spending on drinks in venues up 10.3% at £19.25, and spending on transport up 32.1% at £12.02.
It seems that people are also going out more, and staying out for longer compared with 12 months ago. Some 58.1% of consumers are said to be going out at least once a week, and the average night out now lasts four hours, 35 minutes.
The Deltic Night Index was first launched in October 2016, when UK revellers spent £56 on a typical night out.
According to the latest available data from the Office for National Statistics, in 2017 just over three million people were employed in the UK’s night-time economy, up almost 50% on the number employed in the sector in 2001.