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How much money do you or dp spend on a night out?

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minion246 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:42:54

Just that really.... dp wants to go out with some of his work mates but he is now saying we haven't got enough money so was in a bit of a sulk. I've asked him how much he wants to take out and he said over £100!!! We don't go out often as I have children. I think over £100 is a lot of money and thought £50 was more reasonable.

annandale Thu 20-Apr-17 21:47:28

Depends what it is. We don't go out much - maybe £18 for fish and chips. If I go out on my own I might spend anything from £10 to occasionally £500 (took a few family members to a play).

Yes, £100 is a lot, especially if you can't afford it. Could he go just for drinks or meet them later for part of it?

Mulberry72 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:51:40

If we go out together we can spend £150-£200 (cabs, meal, wine, cocktails etc).

If I go out with my friends it depends on where we're going and what we're doing, when DH goes out with his friends he spends £50-£80.

£100 is a lot when you've not got it to spend, could he meet his friends later on in the evening to reduce his spend a bit?

Meekonsandwich Thu 20-Apr-17 21:51:45

Just drinks???
I'd take £30
Meal?
£50

minion246 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:52:24

That is just for drinks!!! No meal before or after just meeting them at the pub

helpmesusan Thu 20-Apr-17 21:53:04

Hmm. For Dh and I, drinks, meal etc, probably 100-150.

If I went out with mates, less than half of that.

Ecureuil Thu 20-Apr-17 21:54:18

About £50. DH could easily spend £100

StillDrivingMeBonkers Thu 20-Apr-17 21:54:44

Pub drinks only? 40 quid covers 10 pints.

MrsJBaptiste Thu 20-Apr-17 21:55:13

Meal & drinks in local pub with friends (just me) - £20

Food & drinks in local pub with OH and kids - £60

Night in town with OH - £100 (£50-60 if it's just one of us going out)

minion246 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:55:30

I've asked him to try and cut it down but he said that's why he doesn't go out often because it's expensive. We really can't afford it so he can't go

user1488721675 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:55:50

For me, around £70-£80, drinks, meal, taxis.
DH around the same but spends on beer rather than a meal but would probably grab a curry or a pizza to bring home.

Sirzy Thu 20-Apr-17 21:57:01

I spent £60 last week for drinks for two of us and a taxi back (£10)

Teddy6767 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:58:45

£100 for drinks? How much is he planning on drinking?! He could buy about 20-30 pints for that, or 5-6 bottles of wine. Seems a bit ridiculous to me. Me and DP spend about £100 but that would include a 3 course dinner, 2 cocktails each and taxis. If it were just drinks then we would probably be fine with £20 each but we aren't heavy drinkers

StillDrivingMeBonkers Thu 20-Apr-17 21:58:49

What does he drink? £100 is excessive if it's just being put over the bar in a pub.

As I said, 40 quid covers 10 pints of lager/bitter. However if he's going for a right beano and following it with chasers and shots then yes, it will be closer to 80 quid.

Kim82 Thu 20-Apr-17 21:59:58

A night round town with dh would cost around £120 between us including a taxi home. I take £70 if it's just me going but usually bring around £15 back with me, I just like making sure I have plenty money. Just dh on his own would take £50-60. If we were having a meal too we'd add an extra £20-£25 per person on to what we take.

MsJamieFraser Thu 20-Apr-17 22:02:03

Me and dh spent £170 the last time we went out, drinks are expensive.

minion246 Thu 20-Apr-17 22:02:37

He drinks pints, shots etc so that's why apparently he spends a lot. He doesn't get drunk easily.

UppityHumpty Thu 20-Apr-17 22:02:54

£100 for drinks is about right in some areas. In most cities for example good bars and clubs have door charges and/or guest lists that you have to pay to get on and booze is expensive.

BarneyRumbleton Thu 20-Apr-17 22:03:49

Just me around £50-60. That's going to nice bars where drinks are quite expensive. Cab home costs £15.

NotInMyBackYard1 Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:28

Depends - if its a meal then maybe £150 if we have a nice bottle of wine.
Drinks £50
Taxi £40 each way (we live in the middle of nowhere!)
Babysitter £35

AnnoyedofTunbridgeWells Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:40

I would expect to spend about £50 ( and I like a few drinks) including taxis. £100 is a lot with no food.

Mrsglitterfairy Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:46

On a typical night out drinking with his mates, DH will probably spend about £60-70 with his taxi home and probably some food.
If I go out with my friends, I would probably spend about the same but we usually tend to go for a meal then drinks.
Last time we went out drinking together to my friend's 30th, we spend over £140! And that was at a we'll known chain that does 2-4-1 cocktails.

1Evaline1 Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:55

I always pre drink in the house if it's a big night out so I drink enough to get mildly happy which saves me a good few bob.

Then il spend maybe £40-£50 all in and hays a good night aswell

MaidOfStars Thu 20-Apr-17 22:04:55

Few drinks after work - maybe £30, but we buy rounds/snacks/etc.

Full night out - um, I'm a 'hide the receipt' kind of girl.

19lottie82 Thu 20-Apr-17 22:05:12

I'd prob take that for a night out. Drinks plus taxis and some food after the pub.

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