A new study found it costs approximately $381,000 to have a happy marriage. I wonder how much it costs to happily die alone?


Here's how that breaks down:

  • $30,000 goes toward a wedding and honeymoon.
  • $2,000 a year for date nights. That would be three dates a month at around $55 each.
  • $800 a year for nights in. That's three nights a month.
  • $435 a year for gifts and surprises.
  • $680 a year for jewelry.
  • $277 a year for lingerie.
  • $232 a year on clothes and shoes for special occasions.
  • $922 a year on weekends away.
  • $2,400 a year on vacations.

That works out to $7,746 total every year. Over 45 years, plus the wedding, it adds up to about $381,000.

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