Through the evolution of passing cute notes in primary school, to spending excess money on extravagant dinners (forget trying to see a movie), the modern tradition dictates that one can indeed buy love.
So how much do people spend on Valentine’s day? According to the research done by ECA International, an international data provider, Singapore ranks second on being one of the most expensive Asian cities for romance. The expenses include dinners, movies, drinks, transportation fees, etc. The total cost for the events are, on average, approximately USD$190. Meanwhile, Hong Kong ranks as the most expensive Asian city for romance, with a date costing around $195.
Worldwide, Geneva, Switzerland, Oslo, Norway and London, England all top the list, where a date amounts anywhere from $295, $262 and $205 respectively. The least expensive city is Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which averages $69 – nearly one fifth of what you would pay in Geneva. We’re coming for you, Tashkent!