5 Millennial Pinays Reveal How Much They Spend On Alcohol

One girl confessed, 'The amount I spend on alcohol should just go to the bank.'
PHOTO: (LEFT) Courtesy of Clarisse, (RIGHT) Courtesy of Jean

Sometimes it’s hard to resist an invite to go out for drinks especially if it’s the weekend or even better, payday. Us girls love to get our drink on. From craft beer to cocktail favorites, anything that guarantees us a good time, we’re in. Which got us thinking, just how much do women spend on alcohol? We asked five millennials! 

Name: Clarisse


Age:
24

Occupation: Sales Associate

Monthly income range: P30,000 – P40,000

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Where do you usually go for happy hour?

My friends and I usually go to Poblacion in Makati since the drinks there are cheap. [Plus] you can just hop to another bar once it’s walwalan time.

What’s your go-to drink?

Amaretto Sour if I’m feeling pabebe and Engkanto Brewery’s Double IPA if I want a bang for my buck.

How often do you go out for drinks?

I usually go out once or twice a week, [even more] if I need to drink during meetings.

How much do you spend on drinks in one night out?

I’m pretty practical when it comes to spending on drinks. I try to spend only P500 a night, but if I’m stressed before drinking, I’m willing to spend P1,000. After all, drinking out is like a community event where everyone instantly becomes your friends.

How much do you spend in a month? Do you think it’s worth it?

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I try to spend a maximum of P3,000 on nights out. It’s only worth it if I stay within my budget and my friends and I have fun.

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Name: Cassy


Age:
23

Occupation: Executive Assistant

Monthly income range: P25,000 – P30,000

Where do you usually go for happy hour?

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I go to Fred’s Revolucion in Cubao and Escolta.

What’s your go-to drink?

Beer is my go-to drink, more specifically San Miguel Pale Pilsen.

How often do you go out for drinks?

I drink occasionally; usually when I’m at a party, gig, or night out with friends.

How much do you spend on drinks in one night out?

I spend about P1,000 to P2,000.

How much do you spend in a month? Do you think it’s worth it?

I spend around P3,000 on drinks every month and no, I don’t think it’s worth it. Mainly because it’s unhealthy and after the effects of alcohol have worn off, I [end up] thinking about the other meaningful activities I could’ve done with my friends instead of drinking. The amount I spend on alcohol should just go to the bank.

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Name:
Juliana


Age:
22

Occupation: University student

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Monthly income range: P10,000

Where do you usually go for happy hour?

I usually go around Taft to drink. I don’t have a specific bar that I frequent, but I like going around that area because it’s cheaper compared to other locations. Most of them have decent service, too. I avoid noisier bars because I prefer having conversations when drinking.

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What’s your go-to drink?

My go-to drink is Raspberry Daiquiri. I’d take cocktails over beer any day.

How often do you go out for drinks?

I go out for drinks almost every week. Rarely twice a week.

How much do you spend on drinks in one night out?

That depends. Relaxed, ‘chill’ nights out cost me around P500. Crazier nights have cost me more than P1,000.

How much do you spend in a month?

I think I spend around P4,000 on drinking every month. I don’t keep track of my drinking expenses because I’m more impulsive when it comes to spending money on nights out.

Do you think it’s worth it?

Personally, yes. I consider drinking and bar-hopping as quality time with my friends. It helps me relax after a week of hard work, so it’s kind of like a reward for me.

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Name:
Jean

 
Age: 23

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Occupation: Architectural Designer

Monthly income range: P15,000 + P20,000 (passive income)

Where do you usually go for happy hour?

Makati!

What’s your go-to drink?

Definitely beer. Corona is my favorite.

How often do you go out for drinks?

I go out once to thrice a week.

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How much do you spend on drinks in one night out?

Hmmm. It actually depends on the occasion. Usually, when [I go] out clubbing or dancing, I pay for my first drink, and I get offered free drinks after. Sometimes, I don’t pay for anything at all, haha! But when it’s like a chill night lang with friends, I would spend around P250P1,000 depending where we’re drinking.

How much do you spend in a month?

More or less, I’d say around P3,000.

Do you think it’s worth it?

Yup, I do! I believe that alcohol helps you unwind and destress but of course, always do everything in moderation.

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Name: Jess


Age:
26

Occupation: Web Administrator

Monthly income range: P20,000 – P30,000

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Where do you usually go for happy hour?

I usually drink at home after work but when my friends and I go out, it’s usually to Poblacion or BGC.

What’s your go-to drink?

I like traydor drinks because you don’t need to buy as many to get drunk, haha! So any fruity cocktail with extra shots of alcohol will do.

How often do you go out for drinks?

I honestly haven’t been going out to drink much since everybody’s busy with work or med school, so lately I’ve just been having wine nights at home with my parents. I probably go out to drink with friends once or twice a month?

How much do you spend on drinks in one night out?

My budget for inumans is P2,000. This [already] includes my dinner/pika-pika and pre-game drinks.

How much do you spend in a month?

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In a month, I usually spend around P1,000P3,000 on drinks.

Do you think it’s worth it?

Yeah, I think the money I spend on drinks is worth it naman. I don’t see it as a waste because one, I don’t spend an insanely huge amount of money on drinks; and two, I’m out drinking with friends! So P2,000 to have a good time and make new memories with friends I don’t get to see as often anymore isn’t sayang for me.

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