There’s good news and bad news if you’re planning a night out in Copenhagen. While its clubs are among the best in Europe, according to the rentals search engine HomeToGo, the overall experience is one of the priciest.
Based on selected criteria – including the number of venues and listed events, and the quality of events according to user ratings – Copenhagen is among the continent’s top 30 cities for nightlife on a list dominated by the UK, which led the way with five.
But it will need a drastic cut in prices to compete in the stag and hen night market against the five cheapest destinations on the list: Tbilisi (Georgia), Bucharest (Romania), Belgrade (Serbia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia).
Relatively cheap entry
The survey assessed five costs – entry, beer, mixed drink, taxi and accommodation – and judged Copenhagen to be the seventh priciest.
This is no mean feat given that the average entry price in Copenhagen is relatively cheap at 12 pounds – way better than London (25), UK city Bristol (26.73) and Spanish party island Ibiza (43).
But as is often the case, Copenhagen is let down by taxis (20.76) – the third most expensive behind Amsterdam (21.50) and Zurich (22.04).
Party islands rule supreme
Its overall price of 93.95 pounds was a snip of the top two: the Greek island of Mykonos (151.93) and Ibiza (361.27).
For the other price indexes, it compared quite favourably, and the locals who are known to cycle home from a club at 8 am will vouch for Copenhagen being pretty affordable.
Likewise the Swedes who cross the Øresund in great numbers every weekend will chortle at the supposed accommodation costs.
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