These are the four provinces that spend the most on Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many Canadians are gearing up to celebrate by taking their loved ones out to dinner and buying them gifts, but how much have we spent on this day?
A new survey by Time2play reveals that, depending on where they live, Canadians in relationships plan to spend an average of $55 to $130, whether it’s dates, gifts, or other events. Other activities on Valentine’s Day.
People in British Columbia plan to spend the most on Valentine’s Day this year with an average of about $129.43, according to the survey.
Quebec residents are the second biggest spenders on love and plan to spend around $115.20 on average. Albertans came in at number three, with an average spending of $111.66 on love. Ontarians are the fourth largest spenders with an average budget of $104.26.
According to the survey, Prince Edward Island residents will spend the least this year on Valentine’s Day with an average of $55.
When it comes to who should pay for Valentine’s Day, 60.1% of respondents said they believe both parties should split the cost.
When respondents were asked “who should plan for Valentine’s Day?” 70.5% of them said they want both of them to plan a date together.
When it comes to their favorite Valentine’s Day activity, 39.1% of respondents said they believe a romantic evening at home is the perfect activity, while 31.2% prefer going out for dinner and 15.3% want to do something with their partner. on a common interest.
Fewer people, 12.4%, said they liked going on a weekend getaway and only 1.8% wanted to go to the cinema.
Breaking things down by generation, the quiet generation (1928-1945) are the biggest spenders, planning to spend an average of $333.33 on Valentine’s Day.
Gen Xers (1965-1980) are the second largest spenders and plan to spend an average of $124.90. Baby Boomers (1946-1964) plan to spend around $100.66, while Gen Z (1997-2012) plan to spend around $97.50 and Millennials (1981-1996) plan to spend around $97.05 la on Valentine’s Day this year.
The survey was conducted in January of 1,000 Canadians currently in a relationship, engaged and married. The mean age in years is 35.1. 58% of respondents were women, 39.3% of respondents were men, and 2.7% identified as non-binary.
Reporting for this story was paid for through the Meta-funded Afghan Journalists Project in Residence.