With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and Americans planning to spend a record $18.9 billion on related expenses such as candy, flowers and a special night out, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst Cities for Valentine’s Day.
To give celebrants a sense of the Day of Hearts deal they’re getting compared with the rest of the country, WalletHub examined 100 of the most populated cities across 15 key metrics. The data set includes such measures as restaurant meal costs, the number of attractions and the number of florists per capita.
|Best Cities for Valentine’s Day||Worst Cities for Valentine’s Day|
|1||San Francisco, CA||91||Hialeah, FL|
|2||Seattle, WA||92||Newark, NJ|
|3||Orlando, FL||93||Cleveland, OH|
|4||San Diego, CA||94||Garland, TX|
|5||San Jose, CA||95||San Bernardino, CA|
|6||Irvine, CA||96||Winston-Salem, NC|
|7||Portland, OR||97||Toledo, OH|
|8||Scottsdale, AZ||98||North Las Vegas, NV|
|9||Plano, TX||99||Laredo, TX|
|10||Fremont, CA||100||Detroit, MI|
- The cost of a restaurant meal for two* is four times higher in Miami than in Plano, Texas.
- The average price per movie ticket*is four times higher in Detroit than in Fremont, Calif.
- The average wine price*is six times higher in Cleveland than in Fremont, Calif.
- The number of jewelry stores per capitais 37 times higher in Miami than in North Las Vegas, Nev.
- The number of florists per capitais 21 times higher in Miami than in North Las Vegas, Nev.
- The number of chocolate shops per capitais 26 times higher in San Francisco than in Oklahoma City.
- The number of specialty stores per capitais 12 times higher in Orlando, Fla., than in Garland, Texas.
*Note: All costs used in the study were adjusted by the median household income for each city.
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