Just like rent, love costs a pretty penny in Vancouver.
In fact, Vancouver is one of the most expensive places in Canada for a date, according to a study by EliteSingles.
EliteSingles defined a date night as one including dinner for two, a bottle of wine, two movie tickets, and an 8-km taxi ride.
And the dating site then looked at the average costs of these items in 15 major Canadian cities and in 30 capital cities around the world.
On average in 2019, date night in Canada cost $127. But in Vancouver, that romantic night will cost an average of $149.
Our one saving grace? In Toronto, that same date will cost $150 — a whole $1 more.
That wee price difference in this year’s survey has knocked Van City out of the most expensive spot on the list.
“Toronto has knocked Vancouver off the #1 position that it held in 2018 — but only just. A 2019 date night in Toronto will set you back $150. The cost of the same date night in Vancouver is $149 — a difference of only a dollar,” said the dating site.
“That means a date in Toronto costs $23 more than an average date in Canada, while Vancouver is $22 more expensive.”
On the other hand, Quebec City is the cheapest place for a date night, where the average cost there is $112, that’s $38 less than Toronto.
So which cities topped the costs across the board?
2019 cost of a date in 15 major Canadian cities
- Toronto, ON: $150
- Vancouver, BC: $149
- Ottawa, ON: $138
- Victoria, BC: $133
- Edmonton, AB: $131
- Hamilton, ON: $130
- St Catharines, ON: $130
- London, ON: $125
- Calgary, AB: $123
- Kitchener, ON: $120
- Halifax, NS: $120
- Montreal, QC: $119
- Oshawa, ON: $116
- Winnipeg, MB: $116
- Quebec City, QC: $112