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Cost Of A Stag Do

Cost Of A Stag Do

If you’re planning a stag do for yourself or for a close mate, one of the first questions you may be asking is how much you should be expected to spend.

The cost will vary drastically based on a number of factors, such as whether you’re buying flights or staying in the UK, what form of accommodation you book and how many days you’re planning.

I’ve gathered a number of statistics and figures that should help you to plan out your stag do and keep on top of costs.

How Much Does An Average Stag Do Cost?

The average UK stag do costs £174.44 per person, while the average EU stag do costs £206.35 (minus flights).

Below lists the average cost of a stag do per destination, going from high to low:

Destination

Cost Per Person

Hvar

£480.94

Tenerife

£279.92

Munich

£237.71

Marbella

£229.10

Ibiza

£216.73

Prague

£216.35

Benidorm

£215.90

Madrid

£215.30

Amsterdam

£215.25

Snowdonia

£212.82

Newquay

£208.45

Bratislava

£208.22

Magaluf

£207.50

Budapest

£207.22

Barcelona

£201.82

Dublin

£194.09

Sofia

£189.35

Chester

£188.51

Riga

£186.49

Cardiff

£185.68

Bournemouth

£183.32

Hamburg

£183.18

Krakow

£181.15

Berlin

£180.62

Liverpool

£178.75

Bristol

£178.59

Brighton

£173.77

Edinburgh

£173.72

Nottingham

£173.18

Newcastle

£171.84

York

£168.07

Leeds

£165.08

Birmingham

£163.86

Manchester

£158.60

Dusseldorf

£151.62

Southampton

£150.91

Lisbon

£150.55

Oxford

£137.38

London

£135.41

Blackpool

£134.66

Cambridge

£115.64

 

That means that the most expensive destination in the EU for a holiday is Hvar and the cheapest is Lisbon. If you’re looking at a staycation, the most expensive is Snowdonia, while the cheapest is Cambridge.

Difference In Cost Of Days Staying

Depending on whether you’re just booking activities, if you want accommodation and for how long will all play a massive role in the cost of your stag do.

For a one night stag do in the UK, the average cost is £147.97. For a 2 night stag weekend, the cost rises to £204.12. In contrast, the EU is higher with a cost of £168 for 1 night and £224.46 for 2 nights.

Many people who book EU destinations also stay on for three or four nights, wanting to transform the stag do into a holiday.

Other Costs

The costs highlighted above are for Activities and accommodation, however there are a number of other costs that will be involved, with the average prices highlighted below, based on the last five years of data.

  • Transport - £30.66
  • Gift/Stripper - £20.34
  • Food & Drink - £78.44
  • Activities - £126.83
  • Accommodation - £35.82
  • Clothing - £15.16
  • Flights - £77.07
  • Insurance - £12.50

One number that we have noticed drop over time is clothing. This isn’t the clothing for the wedding, we’re predominantly talking about two aspects, stag do fancy dress and stag do t-shirts.

People have gradually moved away from these two aspects, partly because many bars blocked people from entering if they wore either stag do t-shirts or fancy dress, so we largely recommended against this.

Covid Impact

Unsurprisingly, we have seen a change in some of the numbers compared to previous years, with the vast majority of stag do’s looking to stay in the UK.

In previous years, 62% of all stag do’s went abroad, however so far for 2021 this has dropped to 4%. Bookings for 2022 have also been predominantly for the UK, highlighting that this could be a more long term focus until the travel based issues around the pandemic have passed.

Monthly Instalments

One of the best reasons to book with a stag do company such as ours is because each person on your stag do booking can do monthly payments, split out over several months in the build-up.

This is important, as not everyone will have the finances to pay a few hundred upfront.

Another aspect is that we can manage the group, taking finances from each individual, rather than you having to send bills and chase everyone up, which is an incredibly draining task!

On top of this, the stag do can be booked with simply a £50 group deposit.

Tom Bourlet

Tom is our SEO expert and Senior Digital Marketer at The Stag Company. He has a huge passion for travelling, playing the saxophone, the gym and completing as many life experiences as possible.

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