How much a night out will cost you in 50 of the most fun cities in the world, ranked from the most expensive to the least

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  • How much it costs to go out depends on what city you're in.
  • HomeToGo recently released a report on the best cities for nightlife around the world.
  • From Miami to Ibiza, they looked at the average cost of cover, one beer, one drink, and one shot.
  • Warsaw, Poland, has the most affordable nightlife in Europe, while Perth is the most affordable city in Australia to go out.

If you think your bank account looks a little sad after a night out, you're not alone.

The average event-goer spends $81 on a night out and goes out two nights a week, according to an Eventbrite report. That's $162 a week - more than the weekly median spending on food for American families.

Yet, how much it costs to go out depends on where you decide to hit the dance floor. That $81 can hike up real fast if you're in a notoriously expensive and popular party destination like Ibiza, Spain, but may become more wallet friendly if you're in a city with a lower cost of living, like São Paulo, Brazil.

It's best to do your research before you go out or plan your vacation based on a city's nightlife.

Luckily, HomeToGo recently released a report on the best cities for nightlife around the world. After narrowing it down to 50 cities based on the number of venues, number of events listed, and quality of events based on online ratings, they contacted the five top-rated clubs in each city to find out each clubs' cover charge and drink prices.

Based on that data, HomeToGo calculated each city's average for the cover charge on a Saturday night, price of a 12-ounce domestically produced beer, price of one regular gin and tonic, and price of a one-ounce shot of vodka.

Turns out, Warsaw, Poland, is the most affordable city in Europe to go out, Perth is the most affordable Australian city to party, and Calgary, Canada, has the most affordable nightlife in the Americas.

Scroll through below to find how much it costs to go out in the cities with the best nightlife, ranked from most expensive to most affordable.
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50. Ibiza, Spain

50. Ibiza, Spain

Total cost: $105.79

Cover charge: $61.52

Cost of beer: $14.76

Drink cost: $19.69

Cost of one shot: $9.82

49. Las Vegas, US

49. Las Vegas, US

Total cost: $75

Cover charge: $45

Cost of beer: $8

Drink cost: $12

Cost of one shot: $10

48. New York City, US

48. New York City, US

Total cost: $61

Cover charge: $25

Cost of beer: $9

Drink cost: $15

Cost of one shot: $12

47. Zurich, Switzerland

47. Zurich, Switzerland

Total cost: $59.07

Cover charge: $25.91

Cost of beer: $8.29

Drink cost: $16.58

Cost of one shot: $8.29

46. Miami, US

46. Miami, US

Total cost: $57.50

Cover charge: $20.50

Cost of beer: $10

Drink cost: $15

Cost of one shot: $12

45. Chicago, US

45. Chicago, US

Total cost: $55

Cover charge: $27

Cost of beer: $7.50

Drink cost: $12.50

Cost of one shot: $8

44. Stockholm, Sweden

44. Stockholm, Sweden

Total cost: $54.57

Cover charge: $26.10

Cost of beer: $7.12

Drink cost: $16.61

Cost of one shot: $4.75

43. Los Angeles, US

43. Los Angeles, US

Total cost: $54.50

Cover charge: $23.00

Cost of beer: $7.50

Drink cost: $14

Cost of one shot: $10

42. San Francisco, US

42. San Francisco, US

Total cost: $50

Cover charge: $24

Cost of beer: $8

Drink cost: $10

Cost of one shot: $8

41. San Diego, US

41. San Diego, US

Total cost: $47

Cover charge: $18

Cost of beer: $7

Drink cost: $12

Cost of one shot: $10

40. Tokyo, Japan

40. Tokyo, Japan

Total cost: $46.61

Cover charge: $27.96

Cost of beer: $6.52

Drink cost: $6.52

Cost of one shot: $5.59

39. London, UK

39. London, UK

Total cost: $45.40

Cover charge: $21.28

Cost of beer: $6.38

Drink cost: $12.77

Cost of one shot: $4.97

38. Dublin, Ireland

38. Dublin, Ireland

Total cost: $44.29

Cover charge: $18.46

Cost of beer: $6.15

Drink cost: $13.53

Cost of one shot: $6.15

37. Paris, France

37. Paris, France

Total cost: $40.60

Cover charge: $18.46

Cost of beer: $6.15

Drink cost: $9.84

Cost of one shot: $6.15

36. Sydney, Australia

36. Sydney, Australia

Total cost: $39.48

Cover charge: $15.48

Cost of beer: $6.19

Drink cost: $10.06

Cost of one shot: $7.74

35. Barcelona, Spain

35. Barcelona, Spain

Total cost: $39.37

Cover charge: $17.22

Cost of beer: $6.15

Drink cost: $12.30

Cost of one shot: $3.69

34. Brussels, Belgium

34. Brussels, Belgium

Total cost: $38.76

Cover charge: $18.46

Cost of beer: $4.92

Drink cost: $9.84

Cost of one shot: $5.54

33. Toronto, Canada

33. Toronto, Canada

Total cost: $38.44

Cover charge: $17.84

Cost of beer: $5.55

Drink cost: $8.72

Cost of one shot: $6.34

32. Rome, Italy

32. Rome, Italy

Total cost: $38.14

Cover charge: $13.53

Cost of beer: $6.15

Drink cost: $12.30

Cost of one shot: $6.15

31. Melbourne, Australia

31. Melbourne, Australia

Total cost: $37.74

Cover charge: $14.52

Cost of beer: $5.81

Drink cost: $9.68

Cost of one shot: $7.74

30. Bristol, UK

30. Bristol, UK

Total cost: $37.45

Cover charge: $14.19

Cost of beer: $5.96

Drink cost: $11.35

Cost of one shot: $5.96

29. New Orleans, US

29. New Orleans, US

Total cost: $37

Cover charge: $15

Cost of beer: $6

Drink cost: $10

Cost of one shot: $6

28. Madrid, Spain

28. Madrid, Spain

Total cost: $36.91

Cover charge: $18.46

Cost of beer: $4.92

Drink cost: $9.84

Cost of one shot: $3.69

27. Manchester, UK

27. Manchester, UK

Total cost: $36.89

Cover charge: $15.61

Cost of beer: $5.67

Drink cost: $11.35

Cost of one shot: $4.26

26. Moscow, Russia

26. Moscow, Russia

Total cost: $36.47

Cover charge: $16.21

Cost of beer: $5.67

Drink cost: $8.92

Cost of one shot: $5.67

25. Amsterdam, Netherlands

25. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Total cost: $36.05

Cover charge: $15.99

Cost of beer: $4.06

Drink cost: $10.46

Cost of one shot: $5.54

24. Vancouver, Canada

24. Vancouver, Canada

Total cost: $35.67

Cover charge: $15.85

Cost of beer: $4.76

Drink cost: $9.51

Cost of one shot: $5.55

23. Lyon, France

23. Lyon, France

Total cost: $35.06

Cover charge: $15.99

Cost of beer: $4.92

Drink cost: $9.23

Cost of one shot: $4.92

22. Orlando, US

22. Orlando, US

Total cost: $35

Cover charge: $14

Cost of beer: $5.50

Drink cost: $8.50

Cost of one shot: $7

21. Frankfurt, Germany

21. Frankfurt, Germany

Total cost: $33.83

Cover charge: $12.30

Cost of beer: $4.31

Drink cost: $12.30

Cost of one shot: $4.92

20. Newcastle, UK

20. Newcastle, UK

Total cost: $33.34

Cover charge: $14.19

Cost of beer: $5.67

Drink cost: $8.51

Cost of one shot: $4.97

19. Nottingham, UK

19. Nottingham, UK

Total cost: $32.63

Cover charge: $11.35

Cost of beer: $5.67

Drink cost: $9.93

Cost of one shot: $5.67

18. Montreal, Canada

18. Montreal, Canada

Total cost: $32.49

Cover charge: $15.85

Cost of beer: $3.96

Drink cost: $7.92

Cost of one shot: $4.76

17. Berlin, Germany

17. Berlin, Germany

Total cost: $31.74

Cover charge: $14.76

Cost of beer: $4.06

Drink cost: $8.61

Cost of one shot: $4.31

16. Detroit, US

16. Detroit, US

Total cost: $31.50

Cover charge: $11.50

Cost of beer: $5

Drink cost: $10

Cost of one shot: $5

15. Adelaide, Australia

15. Adelaide, Australia

Total cost: $30.98

Cover charge: $10.84

Cost of beer: $4.65

Drink cost: $8.52

Cost of one shot: $6.97

14. Brisbane, Australia

14. Brisbane, Australia

Total cost: $30.58

Cover charge: $7.74

Cost of beer: $6.19

Drink cost: $8.90

Cost of one shot: $7.74

13. Leeds, UK

13. Leeds, UK

Total cost: $30.50

Cover charge: $11.35

Cost of beer: $4.97

Drink cost: $9.93

Cost of one shot: $4.26

12. Austin, US

12. Austin, US

Total cost: $30.50

Cover charge: $10

Cost of beer: $6

Drink cost: $7.50

Cost of one shot: $7

11. Glasgow, UK

11. Glasgow, UK

Total cost: $30.36

Cover charge: $14.19

Cost of beer: $4.82

Drink cost: $8.51

Cost of one shot: $2.84

10. Tampa, US

10. Tampa, US

Total cost: $30

Cover charge: $10

Cost of beer: $5

Drink cost: $8

Cost of one shot: $7

9. Hamburg, Germany

9. Hamburg, Germany

Total cost: $28.91

Cover charge: $12.30

Cost of beer: $4.31

Drink cost: $9.84

Cost of one shot: $2.46

8. Perth, Australia

8. Perth, Australia

Total cost: $28.64

Cover charge: $9.68

Cost of beer: $5.81

Drink cost: $9.29

Cost of one shot: $3.87

7. Leipzig, Germany

7. Leipzig, Germany

Total cost: $28.30

Cover charge: $12.92

Cost of beer: $3.69

Drink cost: $7.38

Cost of one shot: $4.31

6. São Paulo, Brazil

6. São Paulo, Brazil

Total cost: $28.02

Cover charge: $14.75

Cost of beer: $2.95

Drink cost: $7.37

Cost of one shot: $2.95

5. Edinburgh, UK

5. Edinburgh, UK

Total cost: $26.95

Cover charge: $7.09

Cost of beer: $5.67

Drink cost: $10.64

Cost of one shot: $3.55

4. Calgary, Canada

4. Calgary, Canada

Total cost: $26.16

Cover charge: $11.89

Cost of beer: $3.96

Drink cost: $6.34

Cost of one shot: $3.96

3. Prague, Czech Republic

3. Prague, Czech Republic

Total cost: $26

Cover charge: $14.58

Cost of beer: $2.67

Drink cost: $5.35

Cost of one shot: $3.40

2. Warsaw, Poland

2. Warsaw, Poland

Total cost: $18.53

Cover charge: $8.82

Cost of beer: $2.94

Drink cost: $4.41

Cost of one shot: $2.35

1. Cape Town, South Africa

1. Cape Town, South Africa

Total cost: $15.83

Cover charge: $5

Cost of beer: $2.08

Drink cost: $5.83

Cost of one shot: $2.92

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