Sheffield residents react to stats that show average cost of night out is £69

Sheffield residents have reacted to new data that shows UK consumers spend £69 on an average night out.  

Most Sheffield residents were shocked by how high the average expenditure was.

One man said: “I suppose people coming in to cities from further afield would pay more for travel, wouldn’t they? It does sound a lot though.”

The quarterly index was published by Deltic, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs.

The findings indicated a 15.5% increase in spending since the January to March quarter last year, when the average expenditure was found to be £59.49.

The new results represent the highest ever average expenditure recorded by the index, which was launched in October 2016.

But the findings don’t stop there – people are also said to be going out more and staying out for longer than they did 12 months ago, with the average night out now lasting for four hours 35 minutes.

The general positivity around quantity and quality of local leisure contributes to almost 7 in 10 (69.1%) of Brits feeling proud of their local town or city.

Peter Marks, Chief Executive of The Deltic Group, said: “Given the ongoing pressures facing the UK’s retail and leisure industries, it is fantastic – and perhaps surprising – to see that so many Brits feel this positively about their local towns and cities, and the leisure offerings within them.”