Millennials Say They Value Travel More Than Coffee, Netflix And Even Sex

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A new survey conducted by travel company Contiki revealed that millennials value travel more than almost every other twenty-something activity, from coffee to using their cell phones.

The Contiki survey asked more than 1,500 18- to 35-year-olds what they’d be willing to give up for the chance to travel, and the results were entirely in favor of adventuring. Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they’d go without coffee, 73 percent said they’d stop drinking alcohol and 60 percent said they’d avoid eating all carbs.

A staggering 80 percent of millennials say they’d give up Netflix in order to travel. But let’s do a little bit of math here. If you actually gave up a $7.99 Netflix plan for a year, you’d have an extra $95 in your pocket. Give up Hulu as well ($5.99 per month), and you have another $70 to spare. That’s enough for a domestic plane ticket if you keep an eye on flight deals. If you recruited some other friends to do the same, you’d all have the money to take a weekend trip, split a nice Airbnb and live out those travel goals.

More than half of the millennials surveyed said they’d even give up sex (57 percent) to travel. Maybe this would be more shocking if millennials didn’t have the reputation for having the least amount of sex in generations. Or maybe we’re just out there exploring the world instead of getting in that Netflix and chill time.

Even crazier than skipping sex, 41 percent of millennials say they would give up their cell phones — although some survey respondents said they spend eight to 10 hours a day on their phones. Hmmm…

Check out more stats from the survey below.

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