Like everything else in New York City, Valentine’s Day here is not cheap. In fact, according to a new report from floral retailer Bloomy Days, it is the third most expensive city in the world to celebrate the holiday.
The site created a “Valentine’s Day Price Index” by comparing the costs of common romantic activities and gifts in different cities around the world. These variables included the price of a dozen red roses, a day at a spa, dinner at a one Michelin-star restaurant with wine, movie tickets with snacks and a night at a luxury hotel.
By those markers, Los Angeles is the most expensive city in the world to have Valentine’s Day (with a total cost of $1,316.26) while Prague is the cheapest (total cost $458.28). New York City came in with a total cost of $1,056.66, but we’re a bit suspicious of the $343.04 average price tag for a luxury hotel in Manhattan. You can barely get a room in a regular hotel for that price!
For more stats and comparisons, check out the full study here.