TRIPINDEX, TripAdvisor’s annual cost-comparison study, has named Hanoi (below) as the best-value destination in the world for a city break.
The study looked at 20 destinations and found the average price for a short break was $1,238, excluding flights, with prices varying significantly from the least to most expensive.
The investigation compared the cost of a three-night break for two people – calculation the bill of a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to three attractions, lunch each day, a taxi to and from dinner each day, and the dinner itself – during the travel period of June to September.
Hanoi was the lowest-cost destination, with a mini-break costing less than $675.89, while New York was the most expensive at $2,478.22.
Mumbai was second behind Hanoi with a stay set at $773.30, Capetown (below) was third at $800.57, with Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok rounding out the top five and Moscow, Bali, Madrid, Berlin and Vienna completing the tally.
Sydney was on the list of the planet’s pricey destinations with a cost of $1521.83 earning the New South Wales capital eighth place on the TripIndex expensive register.
Tokyo, London, Cancun, Paris, Singapore and Honk Kong filled the slots between New York City and Sydney on the register of costly destinations to visit for a city break with Rome and Rio rounding out the 10.
“We also see that while Bali (below) continues to surge in popularity, it continues to be one of the cheapest places to visit (at seventh position with $918.49),” TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said.
“Aussies looking for a holiday close to home this winter should look to South East Asian destinations for that best value escape.”