Cheapest and most expensive destinations in the world – 2013

A recent research have compiled a list of the most expensive, and cheapest destinations around the world. Research found that Asia has the cheapest destinations overall, while Europe seems to dominate the most expensive ones. Surprisingly, Zurich in Switzerland comes only second in terms of expense after Oslo, NorwayParis only #5. Also, you’d be surprised to find uncommon destinations in our region such as Cancun in Mexico, and Punta Cana of the Dominican Republic among the top ten most expensive. Another European city, Sofia in Bulgaria, was found the cheapest destination. Along the cheapest cities list you will find Warsaw in Poland, the popular Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

10 Most Expensive Cities

Oslo
Oslo (Courtesy of J. P. Fagerback)
  1. Oslo, Norway
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Stockholm, Sweden
  4. New York City, US
  5. Paris, France
  6. Sydney, Australia
  7. London, UK
  8. Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Cancun, Mexico
  10. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

10 Cheapest Cities

Sofa Church (Courtesy of Plamen Agov • studiolemontree.com)
  1. Sofia, Bulgaria
  2. Hanoi, Vietnam
  3. Warsaw, Poland
  4. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  5. Budapest, Hungary
  6. Bangkok, Thailand
  7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  8. Tunis, Tunisia
  9. Cape Town, South Africa
  10. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Remember, cheapest doesn’t mean bad always. It’s more likely to be crowded however. Also perhaps less hospitable?