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Mumbai is the world's cheapest city for a date

Last updated on: May 23, 2014 21:46 IST

Image: A couple is silhouetted as they kiss in front of a wall waterfall in a small park in New York City. New York was the 11th most expensive place to take someone out on a date.
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Presenting the least and the most expensive cities to go out on a cheap date! Where are you going tonight? :-P

Deutsche Bank's new report that examines prices around the world is out.

And it includes they 'cheap date' index, which basically rates the least and most expensive cities around the world for cheap dates.

The definition of 'cheap dates' according to the good folks at Deutsche Bank includes sending a bouquet of roses, a cab ride, soft drink, two movie tickets, and a couple of beers.

So how much does a 'cheap date' really cost around the world?

Let's take a look!

Mumbai, India

Image: A couple look at the sunset at a seafront in Mumbai.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters

The economic capital of India, as it turns out, is also the cheapest place to go out on a date!

According to the Deutsche Bank folks, it costs merely $23 to go out on a cheap date in Mumbai!

And this includes a bouquet of roses.

Gentlemen, please note!

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New Delhi, India

Image: A couple walks in front of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

At $25, New Delhi was the second cheapest city in the world to go out on a date.

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Manila, Philippines

Image: A couple takes a stroll in Fort Santiago, a fortress built by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century in Manila's historic Intramuros
Photographs: Erik de Castro/Reuters

The capital of Philippines came third from the bottom with a cheap date costing $26 according to the Deutsche Bank Cheap Date Index.

Bangalore, India

Image: A collage of landmark buildings in Bangalore
Photographs: Indianhilbilly/Creative Commons

Also with $26/date our very own Bangalore was tied with Manila on the same spot.

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Image: A view of the city skyline of Jakarta.
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Jakarta was next with a date in the Indonesian capital city costing about $31.

Sydney, Australia

Image: A couple looks at the Sydney Opera House
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

On the other end of the spectrum, these were the most expensive cities in the world for a 'cheap date'.

At number five was Sydney with an average cheap date costing about $104, according to the index.

The city scored over Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne and even New York where it costs $104, $100, $97 and $93 respectively to go out on a cheap date.

Berlin, Germany

Image: People enjoy a sunny spring day at the park of Charlottenburg castle in Berlin.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The fourth most expensive place to take your partner out on a date is Berlin according to the Deutsche Bank index.

A cheap date in Berlin will cost you $105.

Edinburgh, UK

Image: Edinburgh
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And then we have Edinburgh, UK where it seems an evening out will burn a hole of $110 in your pocket.

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Wellington, New Zealand

Image: Wellington
Photographs: Aidan/Wikimedia Commons

The capital of New Zealand was the second most expensive city in the world to go out on a cheap date.

According to the Deutsche Bank index, it costs you at least $111 to go on a date. Ouch!

London, UK

Image: A couple sit on a bench overlooking the Houses of Parliament at twilight in London, England.
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No surprises here!

With an average 'cheap date' costing $121, London was the most expensive place to take your significant other on a date.

Just to put it into perspective, that's a little over 7,000 Indian rupees.

So before you ask someone out in London, think twice! :-)

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