With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and America’s sweethearts planning to spend an average of $143.56 each on the occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Places for Valentine’s Day along with interesting stats about the holiday in its Valentine’s Day Facts infographic.
To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, WalletHub compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to cost of a three-course meal for two.
Celebrating the Day of Hearts in Austin (1=Best, 50=Avg.):
5th – Avg. Ticket Price for Valentine’s Day Party*
24th – Cost of Three-Course Meal for Two*
20th – Restaurants per Capita
15th – Number of Attractions
15th – Avg. Movie-Ticket Price*
22nd – Jewelry Stores per Capita
28th – Florists per Capita
16th – Avg. Beverage Price*
18th – Greeting-Card Stores & Gift Shops per Capita
*Cost data adjusted for the median household income of the city.
For the full report, please visit: Wallethub
Valentine’s Day Facts
$19.6B: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2018 ($143.56 per person celebrating).
$191 vs. $99: Men plan to spend nearly twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2018.
$8.5 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($4.7B), flowers ($2B) and candy ($1.8B).
9 Million: Number of marriage proposals made each Valentine’s Day.
Information provided by WalletHub
For the full infographic: Click Here