Who needs a diamond when you can have 1,110 Shake Shack burgers instead?
Apparently, not only are millennials less likely to get married, they’re also less likely to want a flashy engagement ring if they do commit to tying the knot. A survey out from jewelry resale site WP Diamonds found that 37% of millennials would rather sell an engagement ring and use the money toward other major financial goals.
With the average engagement ring clocking in at $6,163, according to The Knot, we thought of a few other ways to spend that money if a ring’s not your thing.
Things you could buy instead of a $6,163 engagement ring:
- 6 iPhone Xs. Better grab a few extra chargers, too.
- 1,384 pumpkin spice lattes — if you can limit yourself to a tall
- 7 roundtrip flights from New York to Tokyo
- 20 Nintendo Switches for all the gamers in your life
- 1,110 Shake Shack burgers — save room for some fries
- 12 tickets to Hamilton (for the *cheap* seats, of course)
- 63 premium tickets to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Bonus: You get slippers!
- 324 plates of avocado toast if this guy is to be believed
- 2,241 one-way rides on New York City’s subway, but you’ll probably still be delayed
- 770 bottles of the best rosé in the world
- 7 week-long Alaskan cruises departing from Seattle
- 719 movie tickets to see Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” (Actually, don’t.)
- 41 shiny Amazon Echo Pluses to outfit your home-of-the-future
- 3 meals at the world’s most expensive restaurant — but at least it includes a laser light show?
If none of these buys strikes your fancy, you could also put the money toward a down payment on a home, higher education, travel or a car — all of which millennials who were surveyed said they’d rather pay for instead of an engagement ring. Because even if love has no price, that 4-bedroom in the ‘burbs certainly does.