Bangkok a cheap date for Valen­tine’s Day

Bangkok Post - - BUSINESS -

Bangkok is one of the world’s cheap­est cities in which to treat a part­ner to a ro­man­tic Valen­tine’s Day din­ner, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by HR con­sult­ing firm ECA In­ter­na­tional.

A Valen­tine’s Day date in Bangkok costs an av­er­age of US$150 (4,720 baht), in­clud­ing two taxi jour­neys, two movie tick­ets, a din­ner for two and two drinks at a bar.

The most ex­pen­sive com­po­nent, by far, is din­ner, at about 60% of the bud­get.

The prici­est dates can be had in Geneva, Switzer­land, where the av­er­age ro­man­tic out­ing will set cou­ples back $295, more than five times the cost in Tashkent, Uzbek­istan.

Hong Kong, home to the world’s most ex­pen­sive real es­tate mar­ket, is also the most ex­pen­sive Asian city for ro­mance, with a date cost­ing $195. Sin­ga­pore fol­lows closely be­hind at $190.

A date in Mum­bai, on the other hand, costs as lit­tle as $103.

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