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What is the most expensive European city for concert tickets?

Vienna has been found to be the city with the most expensive concert tickets in Europe, according to a study by Wanderu.

While Austria’s capital was the priciest, Portugal’s main city of Lisbon boasted the cheapest gig tickets, with the average prices there up to 40 per cent cheaper.

London, which sits at number eight in the European list, costs an average of €100 per ticket, and in the UK chart the capital sits unexpectedly in second place.

Wanderu, a ground travel metasearch engine and fare aggregator, analysed the price points for 14 large-scale arena tours that took place in 2017 or are scheduled to occur in 2018. Those included tours by global music superstars such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shakira, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and Shania Twain, among others.

The top five most expensive cities in Europe included Germany’s Munich and Hamburg in the No.2 and No.3 spot, respectively. The fourth position went to Zurich, Switzerland, while Glasgow rounded out the top 5.

The average price in Vienna was €112.84, while Glasgow was €104.61. Meanwhile in Lisbon, music fans have been paying an average price of €80.13.

Among the cheapest cities are Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Antwerp in Belgium.

The lack of cities in Eastern Europe is down to the fact that very few large-arena tours visit that part of the continent. Out of the 14 tours that were analysed, only one had stops there.

Amsterdam is a city that is considered among the most expensive to live in Europe, but is one of the top three destinations if you’re looking to save on concert tickets with the average cost of a ticket set at €82.71.

Image: Thibault Trillet