This fall, New Delhi, Manila and St. Petersburg are topping the list of the cheapest cities of the world. Genèva, San Francisco and New York are the most expesive ones. This is shown by our latest city index, comparing costs of 83 cities worldwide.
|Rio de Janeiro||38||Dubai||78|
|Ho Chi Minh City||38||Las Vegas||80|
Our latest city index
The cheapest city to visit this fall is New Delhi in India, with an index of 31 to be compared to Oslo that has index 100. Ho Chi Minh City has been topping the list for a while, but is now on fifth place. The main difference is the cost for hotel nights that has increased. For those wishing to have a holiday in Europe, there are plenty of options usch as Sarajevo (33), Sofia (37) and Istanbul (37).
– The currency situtioan globally has changed radically, and has been failry inpredictable for some time now. That has led to several destinations changing positions compared to our earlier indexes. But, in spite of the Norweigian currency being weak, there are many good travel destinations. Asia is still the cheapest corner of the world, with low costs for hotels and living expenses alik, says Rune Viermyr, head of FOREX Bank Norway.
Accoring to the city index, Genèva (121), San Francisco (133) and New York (135) are the most expensive cities. Reykjavik (114) has been the most expensive city before, but has now changed position. Most of this change is due to hotel cost differences.
– A clear trend is the so called "Second Cities", meaning that you travel to a city that is a bit smaller than the largest city in the country you cisit. In some cases, the term can be used for capital cities such as Madrid. Madrid has the index of 64, whereas Barcelona has 77. Manchester has 73, but London har 100. Lyon landed the index 66, and Paris 100. An example from USA is Miami with the index of 68, compared to New York that is the most expensive city with an index of 135. The list of similar cities to visit is long. You can have great experiences to cheaper prices, in cities that are comparable to the larger cities, sier Rune Viermyr.
Our city index is a comparison of the price level in cities worldwide. The table shows what a holiday would cost in these cities, compared to Oslo (Oslo = Index 100). Apart from currency rates, the index takes normal holiday expenses into consideration. The price infomration for hotels are delivered by Trivago.