The cost of living in one part of the world varies from the other but the well-heeled travelers always like to have the list of exquisite travel destinations in hands, regardless of the culture, the scenic extravagance and the expense! Be it drug-fuelled night-out parties in a private limousine in Las Vegas or momentary recluse in the deluxe hotels located by the tranquil sea-shore in Hawaii, the fat-cat tourists are always game for anything exclusive and extensive.
For few travelers, shelling out extra cash is never a concern; but then, it is also necessary to derive the best value while travelling abroad. According to a recent survey based on the cost of single night accommodation in a Four-Star hotel and an eight kilometer taxi ride, we have listed down the ten most expensive destinations in the world.
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
At number 5, we have Amsterdam- the largest and the most populous city in Netherlands. Amsterdam records over 3.66 million visitors per year and multiple historical landmarks including Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House attract tourists from all over the globe. No apprehensions, the upscale tourist populace is also fond of the legalized red-light district and the cannabis coffee that swell across the city. The average four-star hotel accommodation in Amsterdam will cost around 284 dollars and the average taxi transportation shall cost 35 dollars, in an average.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, the spectacular city that sweeps every tourist by their feet, is an enthralling destination that boasts the perfect blend of traditional and modern lifestyle. Despite of the soaring expense, where the average four-star hotels costs around $300.20 and some eight kilometers taxi ride costs $39.4, the famous landmarks such as Tokyo National Museum, Mount Fuji, Disneyland and Ogasawara allures tourists from all across the globe.
3. Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe as well as the scientific, educational, industrial and cultural hub of the continent. The capital of Ukraine, Kiev is the largest city which is also referred as ‘the Green City’. Kiev boasts excellent infrastructure and highly developed transport facilities. Furthermore, there are number of famous destinations including a century old Kiev Zoo, botanical garden and mesmerizing view of horse-chestnut trees that are lined up across the sides of every boulevard. When we talk about the expense, an eight kilometer taxi ride would cost $6.00 and a large cheese pizza? $10. While these seem reasonable, the average four-star hotel accommodation of $350 puts Kiev’s in the list of the most expensive travelling destination.
2. Paris, France
Paris is one of the most expensive cities where you would love to spend all your money! The capital city of France has been the most preferred honeymoon destination in the world. The spectacular landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Basilique du Sacre-Couer and Notre Dame de Paris cathedrals add a benignant charm to this city. Today, Paris is reputed as the capital of tourism business and it records over 28 million overnights every year. While the taxi transportation through the city isnâ€™t that expensive ($10 in an average), the average cost of spending a night in the cityâ€™s Four-Star hotel might require the tourists to shell out cash up to $400.
1. Zurich, Switzerland
Tourism and Switzerland share an ethereal bond! Think about the thrill of a boisterous celebration on the lakes of Geneva and Zurich in summer and the fun of skiing during the winter! Considered as one of the most expensive cities in the globe, the average taxi cost for an eight kilometer ride in Zurich will cost as much as $51 (by far the most expensive cab fare in the world) and the average cost of four-star hotel accommodation is $407.50. The steady up flow of the currency, upscale room rates along with the extravagant cost of living has placed Zurich at the top of the list.