Picodi, an international e-commerce company, has ranked Abuja as the 23rd cheapest city where couples can have romantic dates — out of 56 capitals and cities sampled globally.


In its recent publication, the platform calculated the amount required to go on a date in the major cities globally.

The report examined major aspects of a date which includes dinner at a restaurant, a bottle of wine and cinema tickets.

According to the study, “a dinner for two in a mid-price restaurant with wine and cinema screening costs N33,500 ($81)” in Abuja.


It added that similar prices can be found in Moscow, Mexico City and Johannesburg.

According to the research, the cheapest cities for dating include Bogota in Colombia and Istanbul in Turkey where a romantic outing costs $48 (N19,965) and $44 (N18,300) respectively.

The report ranked Zurich in Switzerland, Oslo in Norway and Helsinki in Finland as the most expensive cities for a romantic date.


It said the price of going out on a romantic date in the three cities ranges from $184 (N76,000) to $226 (N94,000)

“The ranking takes into account the prices of a three-course dinner in a mid-price restaurant with a bottle of wine and the prices of standard tickets to network cinemas for a 2D evening screening at the weekend,” it read.

“The average exchange rates from the first half of January 2022 according to Google Finance were used to convert the local currencies.”

Below are the top 10 cheapest cities for romantic dates:

  1. Istanbul, Turkey — $44 (N18,300)
  2. Bogota, Colombia — $48 (N19,959)
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina — $53 (N22,037)
  4. Belgrade, Serbia — $54 (N22,454)
  5. Lima, Peru — $55 (N22,870)
  6. Hanoi, Vietnam — $56 (N23,285)
  7. Kyiv, Ukraine — $56 (N23,285)
  8. Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan — $58 (N24,116)
  9. Minsk, Belarus — $58 (N24,116)
  10. Sao Paulo, Brazil — $60 (N24,949)

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