The Top 20 Most Expensive Holiday Destinations In The World
- The Top 20 Most Expensive Holiday Destinations In The World
- If You Are Planning On Going Away On Vacation But Don't Want To Break The Bank You May Want To Avoid These Locations
They Are Some Of The Most Popular Destinations In The World
It won't come as a surprise that some of the most popular destinations that tourists travel to are also the most expensive.
In a survey conduced by travel company, Hoppa, they ranked the most expensive destinations by how much it would cost per day.
Included in the survey was the average hotel cost, taxi journey and cup of coffee.
It also included was the average bottle of wine and glass of beer, because what is a holiday without a beer with your lunch and a coffee at breakfast.
Here's a run-down of the top 20, see which destinations are at the top.
20Doha, Qatar - $321.76
The lowest on the list is the capital of Qatar, Doha, where the average coffee is $6.01 and the average bottle of wine will cost you an expensive $41.
Doha has a population of approximately 2.3million people and is located on the east coast of the middle eastern country on the Persian Gulf.
19Singapore, Singapore - $333.70
Singapore is next on the list where it will cost an average of $333 per night.
The average cost of a bottle of wine from the supermarket is $26 which although isn't the highest (Doha is) it still makes it one of the most expensive.
18Muscat, Oman - $336.94
Located on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat is an historical city surrounded by mountains and desert.
From the Sultan Qaboos Grad Mosquq, the Royal Opera House to the Mutrah Souk, Muscat is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in the world.
17Stockholm, Sweden - $337.29
Stockholm used to be in the top 5 most expensive destinations in the world but now just makes it in the top 20.
The Swedish capital is the most densely populated city in Scandinavia with nearly 1 million people in a city that is 188 square kilometres.
16Copenhagen, Denmark - $338.18
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark (which also served as the backdrop to Shakespeare's Hamlet), is another of the Scandinavian capitals on the list.
Coffee drinkers may be disappointed to see it is the second most expensive city in the world to get a coffee at an average price of $6.78 per cup.
15Nassau, Bahamas - $350.31
The capital city of The Bahamas, Nassau has a population of approximately 275,000.
It is known for its tropical climate where temperatures in the summer months average around 31-32 °C!
You might need to take a few drinks with you whilst you travel!
14Oslo, Norway - $353.31
The third Scandinavian city on the list, Norwegian capital, Oslo.
The city was founded in 1040 and became a major trading hub in the region, which is remains to this day. Large parts of the city consist of forest such is the people's dedication to nature and not wanting to develop housing in these areas.
13San Juan, Puerto Rico - $366.65
The capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, was discovered by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.
Part of the terms of the Spanish-American War in the Treaty of Paris made Puerto Rico a colony of the United States of America which is remains to this day.
12Paris, France - $376.55
Home to one of the most famous and the most popular museum in world, The Louvre, the French capital is a city that is famous for being rich in culture and the arts.
Whether it's the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Elysées or the famous Eiffel tower, the city is a hugely popular tourist destination.
11Honolulu, Hawaii - $381.45
Honolulu is the capital and the largest city in Hawaii. The beautiful city's coastline has made it a popular destination for a number of movies and TV programmes including the likes of Hawai'i Five-0, Magnum P.I. and Lost.
10Los Angeles, USA - $386.45
The second largest city in the USA, Los Angeles is the home of the entertainment industry.
From Hollywood movies, primetime television shows, creating video games and having world famous music venues the city is known throughout the world for its dominance in the entertainment industry.
9San Francisco, USA - $406.52
Located 400 miles north west of LA is San Francisco which is the 12th most expensive city of Hoppa's list.
The beautiful Californian city is home to the famous Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz Island and has been the location for a number of Hollywood classics such as Mrs Doubtfire and even The Social Network.
8London, England - $408.82
London is the famous capital of England that is home to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London and the famous Houses of Parliament.
It is also the city famous for its fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes who was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
7Las Vegas, USA - $420.24
Nicknamed 'Sin City' Las Vegas is considered to be the Gambling Capital of the World.
Located in the American state of Nevada it is known for its lavish casinos and hotels and for being host for major boxing and music events.
6Dubai, UAE - $461.22
This is the first time that Dubai has appeared in the top 10 in Hoppa's yearly surveys. Located on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the popular middle eastern city that attracts well over 15 million visitors per year.
The city contains some of the most famous (and expensive) restaurants in the world including the Michelin starred Nobu.
5Reykjavik, Iceland - $476.94
Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, is perhaps one of the most surprising cities on the list. It is a popular destination due to its stunning landscapes characterized by waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches and snow capped mountains.
4New York City, USA - $495.81
New York City has consistently been in the top 10 for a number of years.
Dubbed the 'city that never sleeps', neither might you with the amount you will have to spend to have a good time in this iconic city.
3Zurich, Switzerland - $515.61
Considered to be the financial capital of Europe, Zurich in Switzerland makes it into the top 3 having previously topped the list.
The city is famous for its financial institutions and hedge funds and whilst the bankers make a lot of money the city's overall economy is thriving.
2Abu Dhabi, UAE - $545.64
2nd on the list of the most expensive destinations is the capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.
The city has an estimated population of 1.5 million and prior to the discovery of oil reserves the key industry in the city was pearl diving in the Persian gulf.
1Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - $629.35
At number 1 on the list and the most expensive holiday destination is Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
The sun soaked island is the largest of the three Cayman Islands in the Caribbean sea.
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