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Calum says he buys "a lot less rounds" since moving to London
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It also identified a shift in what people are doing for fun. While the pub is still where almost a quarter of people spend most of their going-out money, it's slipped slightly in popularity from last year.Meanwhile, the number of people spending most of their entertainment budget at the cinema has increased, rising to 16% up from 13% last year.
How do you budget for a night out?
Charlotte - "When a cocktail in Leeds cost ?11, then you go to Wetherspoons and can get four bottles of lager for ?10, it's hard to budget."
Georgina - "If it's a Saturday evening, then I really try to budget ?50 with no food. But depending on where you go, that can be blown. Now I have Apple Pay on my phone, I just end up using that, even if I'm really strict and only take cash and no card. I would say it can easily end up being ?100. Then if you add a meal..."
Keith - "Cannot afford to go out, period. As a contractor... wasting money on a night out, is no longer an option, save it, as you don't know where the next meal will come from."
Josh - "I budget until I forget the budget, then spend as much as I like."
Christian - "I have a separate bank account for my going-out budget. I basically transfer a certain fixed amount to it every month and pay every night out from this money. Once it's empty, it means I can't go out until my next pay cheque."
Gareth - "I budget and only take cash out with me, which becomes my limit."
Anita - "I try not to go out on weekdays. I spend most of my money on rent, groceries, bills, travel and clothes."
*Based on a selection of LinkedIn responses to a request by the BBCCalum - who works in an administrative role for the University of Westminster - says drinks with mates is still how he prefers to spend a night out, but since he moved to London from the North East nine months ago, inevitably this has got pricier."As you can probably guess, I now try and budget on the weekend and tend to buy a lot less rounds, especially when in a group," he says. The 27-year-old is saving up to buy a house, but says it's also "a flexible travel fund if I get bored of city living and the ?5 pints".He admits how careful he is on budgeting depends entirely on his mood."If I'm sad (I went through quite a bad break-up this year), the beer (and money) flows quickly. Likewise if I'm quite happy, I tend to forget my budgets and spend, spend, spend."The research behind the Deltic Night Index survey was conducted by third-party survey consultant, Censuswide, which used a nationally representative sample from its panel of 69,000 members.
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