How much do you spend on a night out?

  Cymro. 14:18 01 Jul 2019

BBC link

When I saw this on a BBC site I thought I would have a look expecting to be shocked by the amount the youngsters of today do spend but allowing for inflation the amount was rather lower than I expected. When I used to go out on the rasol some years ago now I expected to get away with spending a couple of fivers and usual no more unless there was food and taxis to pay for. Yes that was a long time ago married now over 45 years.

  Govan1x 18:58 02 Jul 2019

60 years ago you could go out with Ten Bob in your pocket, have a good drink and get fish and chips on the way back home and still have change in your pocket.

Mind you I think that must have been about the last time I was out.

  Gordon Freeman 20:08 02 Jul 2019

Four Yorkshiremen Monty Python sketch anyone?

  Menzie 21:05 02 Jul 2019

The figures that I'm seeing quoted by some wouldn't even cover parking in many a city.

When I was in London and went out in the capital or various boroughs. The parking could run anything from £5-20 for the night. Now with the congestion charge, charge for diesel emissions etc. it would be more expensive than ever.

  john bunyan 22:26 02 Jul 2019

If you drink on a night out parking doesn’t apply as you don’t take a car there!

These days for us it’s either a local pub meal at about £30 for two or OAP fish and chips take away at £9 for 2 (including mushy peas)

  Menzie 22:47 02 Jul 2019

Depends, usually we have a designated driver. Either that or we take Ride Sharing service or taxi.

Metred taxis are expensive, I think as soon as you step into one London side these days it charges you about £3 before you even move.

  oresome 08:15 03 Jul 2019

An occasional trip to a provincial theatre can cost us around £45 per seat plus £10 each way for the taxi. I usually avoid the inflated prices for drinks and ice cream at the interval.

  Old Deuteronomy 10:56 03 Jul 2019

An occasional trip to a provincial theatre can cost us around £45 per seat plus £10 each way for the taxi. I usually avoid the inflated prices for drinks and ice cream at the interval.

We go to the local am-dram, in the village hall of the next village. A five minute drive each way and tickets around £7 each. Always enjoyable.

  Menzie 12:50 03 Jul 2019

Still all cheaper than a day out at a sporting event.

I went to watch a basketball game last year. The tickets for seats quite a distance from the action were $70.

A small plastic cup of beer and a slice of pizza came up to $25. The same franchise that they have in the stadium is on the outside and what they charge for a slice literally gets you a whole pizza on the outside.

Want a t-shirt with the team logo on it to remember your visit? That'll be $50. And don't get me started on the price of the official kits. You can buy a good graphics card for your PC and have change left over for a game to show it off.

  oresome 19:12 03 Jul 2019

Called at a 'spoons in Skipton today and had a breakfast.

No complaints with the cleanliness of the place, including the toilets, but the breakfast was lukewarm at best. Should have guessed when it turned up so quick.

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