“Cost of Love”

How much does it cost to find your happily ever after? Your now and forever? Your one true love?

Some say, love doesn’t cost a thing, but according to the 2017 Cost of Love study the cost of a budding relationship through to full bloom is $66,444, up seven per cent from last year.

The cost of togetherness has increased in part because of our love affair with dining out. According to the Consumer Price Index, the cost of eating out increased 2.3 per cent in 2016, causing all those fancy dinner dates to pack quite a punch.

After a year’s worth of dates ($11,537), a year-long engagement ($12,506), and a wedding that comes in at about $42,401 and couples might be looking for ways to say, “I do” to savings.


The MaCorr Team

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