Who knew? Sydney is among the world’s priciest cities, according to a new study.
The capital of the NSW landed 10th respectively, on a cost-of-touring index put together by TripAdvisor, with London locking down the number one place to be for holiday hot spots.
Just to get an idea of what it would cost to vacation in Sydney; a brief taxi jaunt coming from and going to your hotel, cocktails prior to your meal, dinner and wine, will lighten your cash wad about $404. That same deal in London will cost you $561; if you’re in Paris, which came in at #2, you’ll shell out $550; with New York at $540 and Stockholm with a hefty $516 price tag. Rounding out the remaining top 10 most expensive cities include: Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Toronto.
If you’re looking to stretch your holiday dollars, the TripAdvisor study found the world’s best-value wasin Vietnam with the same deal in Sydney which would cost you $404, would cost you $165 in Hanoi.
If you’re looking for a 4-star hotel experience, Sydney came in behind New York, London and Paris at $211 a night. The Aussie metropolis also ranked 3rd when it came to the priciest meal at $140 for two with wine, after Stockholm and Oslo.
Scott Wegener, a representative for TripAdvisor, said the findings demonstrated that Asian destinations were by far, the most reasonably priced while UK locales were easily the most expensive.
“However, eastern European countries such as Bulgaria and the Czech Republic seem to be bucking this trend, so may serve as the alternative places for Australian travellers looking for a city break in Europe.”
The TripIndex Cities study evaluates the going rate of a night out in 48 major tourist cities.