Top 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World

posted on: December 15, 2018 category:

Plan on taking a vacation or a trip to a different city? Beware of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world. These cities can easily drain your wallet if you don’t budget your money properly. Amongst our list are cities all over the globe. Our list is based on prices on hotel, food, and transportation but doesn’t factor in airfare costs. Please note the hotel prices listed down below reflects a one week average based on the first week of July from multiple travel site sources. Here are the 10 most expensive cities in the world:

10 – Toronto, Canada

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $133 cad
4 star $234 cad
5 star $383 cad

Toronto is the most populated city in Canada, inhabiting over 2.5 million residents. As the provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is one of Canada’s most popular travel destinations for tourists. For an average of $200 a night in Toronto, you can stay at decent hotel and explore everything Toronto has to offer. While you’re in Toronto, don’t forget to check out the CN Tower, Canada’s Wonderland’s amusement park, and the Royal Ontario Museum.

9 – Rome, Italy

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $107 cad
4 star $124 cad
5 star $281 cad

Rome, the capital of Italy and one of the most travelled destinations in the world. Along with its impeccable charm and historical landmarks, Rome is a must see. If you’ve ever been to Rome, you’ll know that it’s a good idea staying at a hotel where all the action is, ie. the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain or Pantheon. This way, most attractions will be walking distance saving you money on taxi fairs. Also, save money on food by shopping at grocery stores and avoiding tourist area restaurants. Other must attractions you should see is the Vatican Museum, Colosseum, and Roman Forum.

8 – London, England

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $124 cad
4 star $224 cad
5 star $552 cad

With the pound exchange rate almost double the amount of the Canadian dollar, it’s no secret that London will be an expensive city to visit. As the capital city of England and the UK, London resides over 9 million people making it the most populated city in the United Kingdom. London is one of the most traveled destinations because it has so much to show for tourists. You can easily spend up to $350 a day on hotel, food, and transportation costs. If you decide to make an expensive trip to London, you might as well check out the British Museum, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace.

7 – Tokyo, Japan

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $155 cad
4 star $228 cad
5 star $511 cad

As the most populous metropolitan economy in the world, Tokyo, the capital of Japan is a must see. Tokyo’s modern mix of traditional architecture, alongside the modern living, gives it a futuristic look to the city. Tokyo is known for its bright light nightlife, shopping, and helpful locals. Although stressful when in crowded places, the whole cultural experience makes up for it. There are tons of major attractions in Tokyo such as the Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen, their famous Tokyo Skytree, as well as other parks and museums. Depending on where you stay, a decent hotel room could cost you about $300 per night, let alone hefty taxi prices.

6 – Sydney, Australia

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $110 cad
4 star $172 cad
5 star $371 cad

As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Sydney also is the most populated city in Australia. Millions of tourists visit Sydney each year to see its popular attractions. While you can stay at a decent hotel in Sydney for about $200 per night, you’ll still have to pay for that expensive plane ticket to get there. Whether you’re traveling on a romantic vacation or with the family, don’t miss the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach.

5 – Paris, France

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $155 cad
4 star $248 cad
5 star $436 cad

As the capital and the most populated city of France, Paris is also considered to be the capital city of love. The city encourages its residents and tourists to take their time with life and enjoy the moment there in. With streets filled with charm, iconic monuments, and trendy restaurants, it’s a no brainer Paris should be on your places to visit list. Millions of couples travel to Paris to spend time together in the city of romance. Don’t forget to visit the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, and Notre Dame de Paris. Visiting the city of love comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s well worth it once in your lifetime.

4 – New York City, United States

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $136 cad
4 star $190 cad
5 star $522 cad

New York City is the most populated city in the United States and is one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. NYC consists of 5 boroughs including the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, all of which are worth visiting. When visiting NYC, make sure you take a stroll in Central Park, view the city from the Empire State Building, and see the Statue of Liberty in person.

3 – Stockholm, Sweden

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $145 cad
4 star $215 cad
5 star $383 cad

Stockholm, the capital and most populated city of Sweden. There is known for their popularity in culture, alongside with historical architecture, attractive museums, and art galleries. You’ll barely find a great deal traveling to Stockholm, but grab it if you’re lucky enough to find one. If you plan on visiting this city, make sure you check out the Skansen, the Vasa Museum, and the Gamla Stan.

2 – Zürich, Switzerland

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $233 cad
4 star $281 cad
5 star $591 cad

Zürich, the largest city in Switzerland and is known for its great quality of life. While the city offers fantastic wages for their residents, they don’t accommodate their tourists with their high prices. Nevertheless, there’s plenty to do from skiing on the Swiss Alps in the winter to enjoying great summer actives in by Lake Zürich. They’re also known for their historical churches, museums, and parks.

1 – Oslo, Norway

Average Hotel Price:
3 star $170 cad
4 star $218 cad
5 star $415 cad

Oslo is the capital and most populated city of Norway. Oslo is packed with historical museums, art galleries, music, and events. It’s also the most expensive place to visit in the world. In fact, Oslo’s residents receive extremely high salaries compared to the rest of the world. If you have the money to stay in Oslo, you have to go see the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, and the Akershus Fortress. Hotels seem to be cheaper in the summertime but airfare is the opposite.

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