And the most Expensive Cities in the World to visit in 2014 are…

As promised in my last post about the Cheapest Cities in the World to visit in 2014, here is the follow-up on the most Expensive Cities in the World (according to TripAdvisor), which sadly see’s our own capital of London taking the number one spot!

World's most expensive cities

After a weekend in Florence, I would have to say, I’m not sure London deserves the title of “The most expensive destination in the world for a city break” in 2014, but at £312 for a one-night stay including two cocktails, dinner for two with wine and two short taxi rides, it is definitely not for those on a tight budget!

So here you have it, the 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World for a 2014 City Break are…

1. London, England: One night in a four star hotel, two cocktails, dinner for two with wine, and 2 taxi rides – £311.80…shocking!  My tip, walk to the restaurant and have four cocktails and an extra bottle of wine with dinner!

2. Paris, France: It is supposed to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, so I guess it is no surprise that Paris claimed the number two spot.  £305.79 is what you can expect to pay for a night here.

3. New York, USA: You need big bucks for a night in the Big Apple at £300.58 for the package above… but hey, it’s NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

4. Stockholm, Sweden: You can’t beat a good old Smorgasbord, but at £286.67 for a night in Svenska, it’s a bit steep!

5. Oslo, Norway: Just next door, Norway is the fifth most expensive city in the word for a 2014 break – I’m thinking the cocktails and wine have pushed up the price here to £273.32.

6. Zurich, Switzerland:  Well, it’s Switzerland – what you do you expect! A night out here will cost you £272.02… and if you speed getting to your hotel, you can double that!

7. Copenhagen, Denmark: Making up the Scandinavian trio – Denmark is the seventh most expensive city in the world, with the above package costing £252.90.

8. Helsinki, Finland: There is definitely a trend here…! I would have to recommend you head south rather than north, as a night in Helsinki with dinner, taxis and cocktails will set you back £227.73.

9. Toronto, Canada: I’m quite surprised about this one, but apparently a night out in Toronto costs a whopping £225.60!

10. Sydney, Australia: This one I’m not so surprised about! We found Sydney extremely expensive with Fish & Chips at Doyle’s setting you back around £35 per person. For a night in the city with dinner and drinks, you should calculate £224.81.

Of course, you can visit all of these cities for much less…you just need to know where to look if you are heading to one of the world’s most expensive cities in 2014!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Totally not surprised about Sydney making that list. To be honest, quite surprised it wasn’t higher up the list…

    1. Equatours says:

      Me too! We spent three weeks in Sydney on one of our round-the-word-adventures and had to visit the ATM every day! 😉

  2. SRW says:

    I live in Toronto and can definitely say that approaching $400+ for a night is kinda steep. Sure you can easily spend that but you could easily spend half that and still have a pretty good meal and a good hotel in which to spend the night. Skip the cab by choosing a hotel in one of the more interesting districts and you can have those two extra cocktails.

    1. Equatours says:

      I haven’t visited Toronto (yet!) but thought that sounded a bit steep Sean! I’m all for skipping cabs if it means more cocktails 😉

  3. Definitely not surprised about London … Went there earlier this year and almost had a heart attack over the prices !!! Haha

    1. Equatours says:

      Haha! I know what you mean Jemmrose! Hotel prices are crazy in London, but you can eat out pretty cheap if you like ‘English Pub Grub!’

  4. tommyshaw says:

    I agree with many of these, especially Sydney as I am an Australian and know the prices down here are ridiculous. Venice would have to be up there as far as expensive cities go, I remember paying around $10 for a Gelati at one point.

    1. Equatours says:

      I agree Tommy, Venice is extremely expensive, but we found Florence even more so last week! 6 Euros for a cup of tea! Crazy prices. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. frenchfry36 says:

    No wonder I’ve heard that the best way to visit Scandinavia is on a cruise!

    1. Equatours says:

      Yes, and eat before you get off the ship by the sounds of it! 😉

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