Stag do revellers might be cutting back during the recession, but party-mad lads still spend more during their final night of freedom than their female counterparts, a new study has shown.
Research by Virgin Trains revealed that men spend an average of £119.78 on a stag weekend away in the UK, compared to just £75.56 spent by the average hen night attendee.
With the study also showing that men are two-and-a-half times more likely to kick off their celebrations with a drink or two during the journey, the results perhaps offer little surprise.
But despite being willing to splash the cash to ensure a good time, it seems a more expensive trip is not necessarily a sign of a more sophisticated celebration.
While 11 per cent of revellers said they had enjoyed a cultural trip on their stag do, the same percentage indicated that they had experienced someone shedding their clothes during proceedings.
According to research by Halifax Current Accounts, one of the factors behind the groom's big-spending habits are the increasing tendency for "adventurous stags" to plan costly, action-packed weekends over the traditional night on the town.