Most Expensive and Affordable Cities

  • Oslo, the most expensive city in the world, by night. Photo by Bernt Rostad

    Oslo, the most expensive city in the world, by night. Photo by Bernt Rostad

  • Sofia, Bulgaria ranks in as the most affordable city. Photo by Dieter Zirnig

    Sofia, Bulgaria ranks in as the most affordable city. Photo by Dieter Zirnig

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TripAdvisor has unveiled a list of the world’s most affordable and expensive cities* to visit globally. At either end of the spectrum is Sofia, Bulgaria and Oslo, Norway with an estimated $150 and $540 a night respectively.

The survey is based on the combined costs for two people for one night in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine and return taxi transportation.  Costs are projection for June thought August of this year.

Asia frequented the list of affordable cities, with eight destination making the top 20. Hanoi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Riyadh, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing and Taipei were all featured in the affordable list.

Europe dominated the most expensive cities with six of the top ten destinations. Oslo, Zurich, Stockholm, Paris, London and Copenhagen take first, second, third, fifth, seventh and eighth place respectively on the list.

Singapore sits on the list at the 15th position between Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia at US$370 a night. An evening in Jakarta will set you back about US$245.

 Top 10 Most Afforable

1. Sofia, Bulgaria
2. Hanoi, Vietnam
3. Warsaw, Poland
4. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
5. Budapest, Hungary
6. Bangkok Thailand
7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8. Tunis, Tunisia
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities

1. Oslo, Norway
2. Zurich, Switzerland
3. Stockholm, Sweden
4. New York City, USA
5. Paris, France
6. Sydney, Australia
7. London, UK
8. Copenhagen, Denmark
9. Cancun, Mexico
10. Punta Cana, DR

Have you stayed in these cities? Do you agree with the ranking? Sound off in the comments section.

*Prices listed in Indian rupee

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