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. Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville doesn't look so hot.
Best Cities for Valentine’s Day
1 San Francisco, CA
2 Seattle, WA
3 Orlando, FL
4 San Diego, CA
5 San Jose, CA
6 Irvine, CA
7 Portland, OR
8 Scottsdale, AZ
9 Plano, TX
10 Fremont, CA
Worst Cities for Valentine’s Day
91 Hialeah, FL
92 Newark, NJ
93 Cleveland, OH
94 Garland, TX
95 San Bernardino, CA
96 Winston-Salem, NC
97 Toledo, OH
98 North Las Vegas, NV
99 Laredo, TX
100 Detroit, MI
Overall Rank: 78
Valentine's Day Budget Rank: 72
Valentine's Day Activities Rank: 52
Valentine's Day Accessibility Rank: 79
Weather Forecast for Valentine's Day Rank: 46
1. The cost of a restaurant meal for two* is four times higher in Miami than in Plano, Texas.
2. The average price per movie ticket* is four times higher in Detroit than in Fremont, Calif.
3. The average wine price* is six times higher in Cleveland than in Fremont, Calif.
4. The number of jewelry stores per capita is 37 times higher in Miami than in North Las Vegas, Nev.
5. The number of florists per capita is 21 times higher in Miami than in North Las Vegas, Nev.
6. The number of chocolate shops per capita is 26 times higher in San Francisco than in Oklahoma City.
7. The number of specialty stores per capita is 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.
In order to give Valentine’s Day celebrants a sense of how good a deal they’re getting in their cities compared with the rest of the country, WalletHub examined 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across three key dimensions, namely “Valentine’s Day Budget”, “Valentine’s Day Activities”, “Valentine’s Day Gift Accessibility” and “Weather Forecast for Valentine’s Day.” WalletHub then identified 15 metrics that are relevant to those dimensions. The data set is listed below with the corresponding weight for each metric.
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Article based off report by Richie Bernardo of Wallethub.com
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