Thursday, 14 June 2012

Olympic-Games London 2012 is the priciest city in the world for American visitors


London image courtesy of TripAdvisor.
Olympic-Games London is the most expensive city in the world for US visitors.

So says top travel web site TripAdvisor following the announcement of the findings of its 2012 TripIndex cost comparison survey.

The annual survey looks at the price of accommodation for two and the cost of an evening out in popular tourist cities across the world.

London came out as the most expensive whilst Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, proved the most affordable city destination. Budapest, in Hungary, was tipped as TripAdvisor's top European bargain destination for Summer 2012.

Hotel costs were key in determining the costliest or cheapest cities in the TripIndex. Highest average costs were found in London, at $362 per night, compared to the cheapest, Bangkok, at $81 per night. The average cost of a room in the 10 cheapest global cities for hotels was $113, while the 10 most expensive destinations came in at an average of $262.


The most affordable hotel room in the US was in Las Vegas, where travelers could expect to pay $125. The most expensive room went to Boston, coming in on the TripIndex at $354.

"For American travelers planning city trips, it's important to have an understanding of the day-to-day destination expenses," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor. "TripIndex is a useful resource to help travelers see how far their dollar will go, make budget-appropriate trip choices and offer inspiration for those considering a city trip this summer."

TripIndex Cities
Best Value International Cities:

Destination
Hotel
Return taxi trip
Cocktails for two
Dinner for two
Total cost
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
$84.89
$4.95
$22.56
$28.71
$141.12
2
Beijing, China
$106.31
$1.71
$23.63
$27.41
$159.05
3
Bangkok, Thailand
$81.13
$2.03
$9.45
$69.30
$161.90
4
Budapest, Hungary
$104.51
$9.83
$36.12
$43.32
$193.78
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
$113.52
$3.67
$19.68
$57.55
$194.43
6
Warsaw, Poland
$109.34
$12.32
$12.03
$65.51
$199.20
7
Taipei, Taiwan
$141.76
$3.70
$26.36
$31.81
$203.62
8
Jakarta, Indonesia
$124.24
$1.92
$20.00
$58.43
$204.59
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
$116.29
$3.40
$40.86
$46.73
$207.28
10
Tunis, Tunisia
$151.18
$5.23
$9.97
$50.27
$216.65

Most Expensive International Cities:

Destination
Hotel
Return taxi trip
Cocktails for two
Dinner for two
Total cost
1
London, UK
$361.64
$34.69
$39.07
$82.61
$518.01
2
Oslo, Norway
$219.94
$52.19
$36.79
$191.00
$499.91
3
Zurich, Switzerland
$292.00
$37.76
$27.03
$129.03
$485.82
4
Paris, France
$306.71
$15.06
$57.44
$101.55
$480.76
5
Stockholm, Sweden
$218.73
$47.16
$34.95
$171.53
$472.36
6
New York City, USA
$341.63
$15.00
$32.00
$67.87
$456.50
7
Moscow, Russia
$245.96
$14.26
$43.40
$125.45
$429.07
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
$227.15
$21.61
$40.34
$137.73
$426.84
9
Sydney, Australia
$172.99
$19.62
$43.22
$156.17
$392.00
10
Singapore
$233.14
$6.58
$34.40
$100.81
$374.94

US Cities:

Destination
Hotel
Return taxi trip
Cocktails for two
Dinner for two
Total cost
1
Las Vegas
$124.54
$16.60
$38.00
$84.32
$263.46
2
Dallas
$180.00
$12.10
$24.00
$67.00
$283.10
3
New Orleans
$192.29
$13.00
$26.00*
$52.15
$283.44
4
Atlanta
$185.92
$16.50
$28.00
$59.38
$289.80
5
Orlando
$218.53
$13.60
$24.00
$52.97
$309.10
6
Denver
$213.09
$15.50
$24.00
$56.60
$309.19
7
Minneapolis
$232.07
$16.00
$20.00*
$60.60
$328.67
8
Seattle
$248.16
$15.00
$18.00
$66.80
$347.96
9
Los Angeles
$249.67
$15.90
$34.00
$62.07
$361.64
10
Chicago
$267.00
$13.90
$34.00
$79.00
$393.90
11
Honolulu
$301.26
$18.20
$22.00
$56.77
$398.23
12
Washington, DC
$301.09
$14.50
$32.00
$66.07
$413.66
13
San Francisco
$319.05
$16.90
$24.00
$69.33
$429.28
14
Boston
$354.38
$15.60
$22.00
$58.29
$450.27
15
New York City
$341.63
$15.00
$32.00
$67.87
$456.50

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