Between the timely arrival of Dry January, and your bank account taking some time out to recover after a pricey December, hitting the town is perhaps the last thing on your mind.
It comes as no surprise that trading nights out for cosy nights in is a money and sanity-saver (no hangovers lingering around here!), but how much cash are we really splashing on nights out?
According to a 2022 Statista survey, the average cost for a typical night out in the UK totals up to an eye-watering £73.91 that swiftly exits your bank account most weekends.
With many of us becoming big spenders after a glass or 2, we are barely shocked that spending on drinks accounts for the biggest costs, after the survey considered every component of a night out including pre-drinks at home, entry fees, transport, drinks in the venue and the daytime prep that accompanies a night out.
You won’t just be saving your pennies on your drink-free days, as cutting down on your alcohol intake will save you a host of serious health problems in years to come. 10-20 years of excessive drinking (drinking more than 14 units a week) can lead to mouth and throat cancer, stroke, heart disease, liver disease and brain damage.
For reference, 14 units of alcohol is equivalent to 6 pints of average-strength beer and almost 1 and a half bottles of wine which many of us find all too easy to sink.