Airport transfer company hoppa has updated its annual report showcasing the cheapest and most expensive destinations across the world, with some surprising results. The research reveals the priciest and lowest costs for accommodation, meals, drinks and taxi fares, as well as sightseeing bus tours and top attractions.
Overall hoppa’s research for 2017 has revealed a variety of results – some to be expected such as the Nordic countries coming in at the pricey end of the spectrum, but also some surprises. Who knew a trip to Bulgaria could be that cheap? Here’s a summary of this year’s findings:
• Popular city break destinations such as Rome, Amsterdam and Paris are included in the 10 most expensive places to spend the night.
• Whereas in Asia, you can expect to find some of the cheapest prices for accommodation in Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
• Fast-food in Venice isn’t as cheap and cheerful as you might hope – a meal could cost you around £12.81!
• Rest assured a bottle of wine won’t leave your bank account with a nasty hangover in Benidorm, Cyprus, Lisbon and Tenerife with average prices coming in at under £3.20.
• Alcohol prices in general are significantly higher than average in destinations such as Qatar, Dubai and Singapore.
• Sightseeing bus tours are a great way to see some of the stunning sights in South African destinations like Cape Town and Johannesburg, and a day pass will only set you back £12.
• Tell your friends visiting London to use the tube or walk – a sightseeing bus ticket here is the third most expensive in the world at £30 per person!
• When visiting Sydney, the bridge climb is arguably a once in a lifetime experience, but will set you back around £94.35. Similarly, the SkyWalk in Auckland comes in at £82.43.
• Europe boasts some of the most cost effective attractions in the world, with Dublin’s Guinness Factory, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Prague’s castle all costing under £14.30.
The research, based on data collected from a total of 84 worldwide destinations, all of which are covered by hoppa, revealed Zurich to be the most expensive destination to visit overall at £170.43, for a total average price of hotel, food, drink and taxi journey per person per night. At the other end of the scale is Sofia, which sits at the very bottom of the list with an average of only £38.21. London comes 12th in the ranking, costing an average of £121.41, making it a slightly cheaper destination than Dublin but more expensive than Dubai.
The destination with the priciest accommodation prices is New York at a staggering average cost of £183.73 for one night’s stay! On the other side of the spectrum, one night in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria will only cost you £37.36.
Looking further into these results to determine the cost of dining out, the report uncovered Makkah to be the cheapest, with Zurich topping the list once again with an average price of £79.63.
Looking at the average price of taxi journeys, hoppa has revealed what one should expect to pay when jumping in a cab on holiday, with Zurich once again taking the top spot for priciest ride at £16.20. For a cheap trip from A to B, hail a cab in Cairo for just 89 pence per 3 kilometers.
When it comes to eating and drinking on the go, hoppa found that a burger from Venice costs £12.81 (almost double the price compared to New York), but Manila is cheapest with an average price of £1.97. For coffee lovers, it may be interesting to know that the costliest caffeine is found in Copenhagen with an average price of £5.10, and the second cheapest is in Rome when you can enjoy a real Italian coffee for as little as £1.15.
A new addition for 2017 report, is the price of cocktails. The report reveals a huge price range when it comes to cocktails, starting at £2.96 in Cuba and rocketing to £18.06 in Bahrain.
For a trip around a city that will not break the bank, jump aboard in Kiev for just £7.50, whereas sightseeing on a double decker in Dubai will set you back a whopping £54.50 per person.
The most popular tourist attractions for each destination was taken, comparing the cost of a ticket or day pass. When holidaying in Florida you cannot visit Universal Studios, however be prepared to part with £127 per person on average! If you are lucky enough to visit the wonders of Bangkok, a trip to the stunning Grand Palace will only cost you £11.38.
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