Overseas Business Trip Spend In The UK

Which country splashes the most cash?

Expert Market, Europe’s leading B2B marketplace, has interrogated the latest UK Government data to reveal which countries enjoyed the longest and highest-spending business trips to the UK during the last year.

The research found that - shockingly - the biggest overall spenders on average, tended to come from the world’s poorest countries.

When broken down to a per day average spend, the highest spenders were a little more predictable with the USA and China making the top 10. However, it was Barbados who landed in first place, outspending the United States on average by more than 38% each day.

Unsurprisingly, the data showed that it tends to be businessmen and women from more distant countries that stay for longer and spend more when visiting the UK on business.

Closer to home, European nations were found to rank among the lowest spenders in the UK, as well as among those who stayed for the shortest amount of time. However, the data did highlight the financial differences between Eastern and Western Europe/, with Bulgarian’s only spending £94 during their 3.5 day business trips, whilst German’s spent more than four times as much (£407) during shorter visits (3.18 days).

The infographic below highlights the biggest spenders around the world, while underneath you'll find the full table of data.

Reference: Table of Data

CountryStay (nights)Spend per
Visit (£)
Spend per
Day (£)
Canada5.29979185
USA5.181,295250
Austria3.72504135
Belgium1.65341207
Bulgaria3.489427
Czech Republic5.3727852
Cyprus4.191,168279
Denmark2.72541199
Finland3.92626160
France3.29425129
Germany3.18407128
Greece10.7893286
Hungary3.2613040
Republic of Ireland2.68422158
Italy5.6549788
Lithuania2.517329
Luxembourg1.88538286
Malta3.56910256
Netherlands2.32332143
Norway2.67537201
Poland4.0518445
Portugal5.76631109
Romania3.5113739
Russia5.42829153
Slovakia2.108641
Spain4.5144599
Sweden3.121,089348
Switzerland3.72581156
Turkey3.49569163
Egypt9.671,053109
Morocco5.38976182
Tunisia6.901,368198
South Africa4.971,333268
Nigeria9.472,253238
Israel4.24981232
United Arab Emirates6.271,417226
Hong Kong9.491,663175
China7.431,797242
India21.481,91289
Japan7.40872118
Pakistan18.102,457136
Sri Lanka16.881,980117
Thailand6.68708106
Australia12.421,664134
New Zealand21.502,10498
Barbados3.001,215405
Jamaica6.002,015336
Brazil7.251,220168
Mexico5.93863146

Notes

  1. All figures rounded
  2. All data interpreted from the Office of National Statistics

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