A Cheap Night Out


We’re right in the middle of holiday season, and while plenty of pale people jet off to sunnier locations to burn by the pool or sizzle by the sea, there is a growing number who are choosing to experience what’s on their own doorstep. And for those canny penny pinchers, the travel website Tripadviser have produced the perfect compendium; their City Cost Comparison.

The index lists cities in order of how expensive it is to spend a night in that city as a tourist using four standardised categories; a one night stay in 4-Star Hotel, a 5-mile taxi ride, a pizza and a dry Martini. You wouldn’t leave anyone at Tripadviser in charge of organizing your stag or hen do if that’s their idea of a good night out.

Of those cities surveyed Manchester came out as the 5th cheapest city in the UK to enjoy a night out, with the damage to your bank balance being £135.89. Belfast was deemed the cheapest city in the UK, costing just £106.54 and London, unsurprisingly, is the most costly at an eye-watering £227.99 for the night.

But what else could you get for £135.89 in Manchester? Here’s my advice:
£3.50 Day-rider Bus Ticket
£10.00 For a Pieminister Pie with mash, gravy and peas at Pi in Chorlton and one of there fine beers from the extensive menu.
£15.00 Pick up a couple of classic Vinyl records from Piccadilly Records on Oldham Street
£7.50 Take a ride on the Manchester Wheel
£10.00 See a film at the independent Cornerhouse and enjoy a drink in the bar
£73.50 Wagyu “KOBE” Fillet at Grill on the Alley: A steak From the Wagyu breed of cow, which is reared on a beer diet and massaged from birth and washed down with a bottle of Pinot Noir.
£0.89 A king size snickers from Aleefs Newsagents
£15:50 A night in an 8-bed dorm at Hatters Hostel in the Hilton Chamber


About shaungibbo

I live in Chorlton, South Manchester and work for an Environmental Support company called ENWORKS. Graduated from Sheffield University with BA(Hons) in Economics & Geography.
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