2018’s Best Cities for New Year’s Eve named

2018’s Best Cities for New Year’s Eve named

With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

To help Americans ring in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 key metrics. The data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31.

Best Cities for New Year’s Eve

1 New York, NY
2 Los Angeles, CA
3 Atlanta, GA
4 San Diego, CA
5 Las Vegas, NV
6 Denver, CO
7 Orlando, FL
8 Chicago, IL
9 Washington, DC
10 San Francisco, CA
11 Miami, FL
12 New Orleans, LA
13 Philadelphia, PA
14 Birmingham, AL
15 Seattle, WA
16 San Antonia, TX
17 Dallas, TX
18 Louisville, KY
19 Nashville, TN
20 Virginia Beach, VA

New Year’s Facts – Traditions, Spending & More

• $1.1 Billion – Estimated cost of New Year’s air travel, with at least 6.4 million people expected to pay an average of $165 for a round-trip ticket.

• 8 in 10 Americans – Spend less than $200 on New Year’s Eve.

• $758 – Difference in the cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve in the most expensive (New York) and least expensive (Philadelphia) cities.

• 360+ Million – Glasses of sparkling wine are drunk each New Year’s Eve.

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