The study was conducted by Ireland’s largest consumer network One Big Switch and published as part of One Big Switch’s Big Night Out Index which compares the cost of a night out across Europe.
The index compares cost factors such as the use of transport, the cost of dinner, drinks, babysitting and a late night kebab.
It found that the cost of babysitting ranked as the highest costing €50 for five hours shortly followed by dinner and drinks at a combined cost of €48.
“I don’t think the results will shock many people” commented Sarah Ryan, One Big Switch Director of Campaigns, “it’s no secret that Ireland has some of the highest prices in the EU but at the same time this study shows that a well-deserved night out for many people is a costly luxury.”
The study also identified the cheapest places in Europe to visit with the lowest-costing countries including Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic, where the cost of a night out ranges from €24 to €30.
The full report is available at http://www.OneBigSwitch.ie.