Oslo named most expensive city for travellers while Hanoi second most affordable

TripAdvisor, the world’s popular travel website, on 11 June 2013 unveiled TripIndex Cities 2013 – the third annual cost comparison of an evening out and overnight stay for two people in popular cities around the world.

TripIndex Cities is based on the combined costs for two of one night in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, and return taxi transportation (two journeys of approximately 3.2 kilometres each). Costs listed are accurate for the period of 1 June to 31 August 2013.

Sofia, Bulgaria offers the most affordable evening out and an overnight stay for Indonesian travelers with a total TripIndex cost of $158.42, while Hanoi, Vietnam takes second place with $176.14. Bangkok, Thailand is the second most affordable city in Asia with $201.15.

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

At nearly four times the cost of Sofia, Oslo, Norway tops the list as most expensive with a TripIndex cost of $581.08, closely followed by Zurich, Switzerland which totals $523.41 and Stockholm, Sweden with $521.68.

Copenhagen, Denmark was ranked as eighth most expensive this year with $443.58 while Helsinki, Finland ranked 13th with $401.70.

Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

Tokyo, Japan is most expensive city in Asia with a figure of $402.76, followed by Singapore at $400.96.

To read more about TripIndex Cities 2013, click here.


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