The Most And Least Expensive Places In The World For A Cheap Date

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Every year Deutsche Bank releases its fascinating index of real-time prices around the world which looks at the cost of various goods and services from a purchase-price parity basis. And as we did last year, we focus on one specific subindex: that looking at the price of "cheap dates" around the world.

The index consists of i) a standard bouquet of roses, ii) cab rides, iii) pizza, iv) a soft drink, v) two movies tickets and vi) a couple of beers. While once again there is no data on the "hit rate" of said basket in culminating with a desired date "end goal", what is clear is that the disparity between the most (London ) and least expensive (Mumbai) place for a cheap date is vast, at nearly five times, yet the difference continue to surge (the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, but all want to procreate) and is nearly double the 250% difference observed just one year ago.


And as an appendix, those lucky enough to succeed with the "cheap date" cocktail above will be curious to know the relative price in USD of a pack of Marlboro cigarettes across the world. The most expensive place to buy smokes is once again down under, while for the second year in a row one can't beat the Philippines price for a back of 'Boros.

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:21 | 4756034 JLee2027
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Less dates for me then

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:23 | 4756039 Der Wille Zur Macht
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he stated as though he had any say in the matter...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:47 | 4756134 fonestar
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Smart hookers love their satoshis.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:50 | 4756148 EggSlayer
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fonestar suck my fucking dick you herb

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:55 | 4756168 fonestar
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Hahaha!  You must be new here!  fonestar never goes away or gets banned!  fonestar ban all you just like he did the rest!

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:03 | 4756217 StacksOnStacks
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Looks like this Vanilla needs to get to Manila!

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:31 | 4756348 cifo
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The dates in India are cheap because they just rape the girls?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:23 | 4756503 espirit
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With what I pay out, they can buy their own cigs.

And I don't need to flower or feed them.

Jus' Sayin'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 21:59 | 4757488 Mistress Raindrop
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Get off of my face, you bitches.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:44 | 4758067 A Nanny Moose
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Wel Malaysia looks long as you aren't flying....

just sayin'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 21:41 | 4757434 EggSlayer
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fonestar aint gonna ban me you fuck boy.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 02:14 | 4757988 Kirk2NCC1701
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Now, now.  No need to get vulgar, aggresive or to advertise your homosexual preferences.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:58 | 4756155 lordylord
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"Smart hookers love their satoshis."

I would suggest the hooker get the bitcoin up front, but It might decrease in value by the time services have been rendered (even if it only takes Foney 60 second to finish).  

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:25 | 4756316 813kml
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At least the STDs will be untraceable.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:48 | 4756137 lordylord
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I need feminism because I need the womyn to pay her fair share.  The liberal utopia is here!

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 20:27 | 4757197 noless
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look, if you just weren't so bitter and just treated me like a real man would then everything would be fine.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 23:14 | 4757715 Incubus
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Women want equality in everything in society except when it comes to the dirty work and dealing with bullshit.


Men are strangely left to to go it all alone.  Do the heavy lifting and set them up all nice and cozy to make their discretional choices that either end up making or breaking you. 


Been down that road.  See if I ever give some woman the power to compromise me emotionally again in my life.  Irresponsible & ignorant hens.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:32 | 4756081 Gringo Viejo
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@JLee Detroit's your ticket. $10 for half & half.

Crack Ho's be hungry.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:45 | 4756130 whatsinaname
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Seems to me the folks in Mumbai & New Delhi are spending less on dates (less inflation there) and more on precious metals (premiums always high). Who has their priorities correct now ?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:22 | 4756044 IndyPat
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How's about at date to Kiev for chicken and fireworks?

Seems easy on the wallet.....unless you are the IMF, of course.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:35 | 4757017 RaceToTheBottom
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Hmmmmm, Chicken Kiev.....

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 01:18 | 4757918 StychoKiller
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Chicken Cordon Bleu is much better!

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:24 | 4756050 Dr. Richard Head
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How about a divorce cost index?  Child support index?  But to cut it all off a condom cost index would be fine.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:26 | 4756056 FieldingMellish
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We don't want to procreate, we just want the sex.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:32 | 4756080 NoDebt
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Not Japanese chicks.  (Remember?  Only a few months ago we covered this topic on ZH)

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:33 | 4756087 CheapBastard
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We all know what a "date" costs in Columbia, at least for the [un]secret [dis]service:

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:35 | 4756098 Relentless101
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Hoes be havin a salad in the UK. Damn!

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 05:35 | 4758097 Peanut Butter E...
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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:26 | 4756056FieldingMellish
We don't want to procreate, we just want the sex.

Get a vasectomy and you can have all the sex you want without liability.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4756063 Jack Sheet
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vii) 2 packs of ribbed condoms
viii) gender test for dating partner

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:28 | 4756064 NoDebt
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"but all want to procreate"

How quickly we forget the (multiple) articles on ZH a few months back wherein it was revealed that many Japanese chicks do not want to procreate and, in fact, find the entire concept of sexual intercourse absolutely repulsive.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:06 | 4756229 RabbitChow
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Exactly.  All men want to procreate.  Not all dates end with sex.  Just ask my wife.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4756065 IndyPat
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Mexico still looks reasonable.

Does a Tijuana Donkey show count as a date venue? Better than most shit in the theaters north of the "boarder".

 I use that last term loosly.


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:15 | 4756273 NotApplicable
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Nailed it.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:27 | 4756329 813kml
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Ummm, I hope you're not talking about the donkey...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:35 | 4756356 IndyPat
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Why? fuckit. How much for the donkey, too? Probably still cheaper...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:37 | 4757025 RaceToTheBottom
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Who needs Donkeys when you can have the Ping Pong Ball show

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4756066 Spungo
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Who goes on dates? I just invite people over and we fuck.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:32 | 4756086 NoDebt
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Let me check with my wife.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:34 | 4756091 NoDebt
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Negative.  Don't take it personal.  It's not a 'you' thing, it's just a no in general.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:30 | 4756069 IndianaJohn
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Because of my means, my only chance is #17, Moscow. Index; 69.4 The women who are less expensive than Moscovites are all third whirlys. As a young man, I lived in Chicago and took the taste of the third world girls there, in many shades of dark.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:48 | 4756139 RabbitChow
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I know some folks who were there recently.  Most Russian women are dying for a man, any many who isn't a habitual drunk and actually has a job.  There are tons of incredibly beautiful women who are dying for a good relationship.  Just think, you'll get a chance to learn Russian.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:31 | 4756076 williambanzai7
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In Shanghai and Hong Kong you can buy your date for a fraction of the cost.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:34 | 4756093 IndyPat
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even when you figure in the exchange rate and the clinic tab for the clap?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:37 | 4756109 williambanzai7
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Have condoms arrived in Indiana yet?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:41 | 4756120 IndyPat
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nah. not yet. ain't Christian like.

I order Magnums from Amazon.....

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 21:42 | 4757438 EggSlayer
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haha what is this?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:48 | 4756142 RealityCheque
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Goddamn it Banzai! You beat me to it! ;)

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:06 | 4756218 IndyPat
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You gotta admire her "TEAM AMERICA (Fuck yeah!) spirit, with that getup. Yikes.

Wonder if she'd sing the "Star Spangled Banner" while I worked her nickel slot...if I threw in a few extra bucks?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:34 | 4756088 williambanzai7
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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:38 | 4756114 IndyPat
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Wow. Smoking monks. Is "Miller Time" kosher in Buddism as well?

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