Dubai ranks in top 10 affordable most visited cities in the world

Dubai ranks in top 10 affordable most visited cities in the world

A one-night stay is estimated to cost US$465, including mid-range hotels and budget restaurants

According to a surprising new study by Rustic Pathways, Dubai is the among the most affordable of the most visited cities in the world. 

Topping the ranking of the cheapest of the world’s top 10 most visited cities is Berlin in Germany, with a one-night city break costing US$266 per person.  

The travel company investigated which of the world’s top 10 most visited cities are the best value for a one-night stay per person with a study that analysed the cost of accommodation, local transport, food, alcohol and tips in each of the world’s top 10 most visited cities.

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They did this by examining the median cost of a room in a mid-range hotel, the average price of breakfast, lunch and dinner at a budget restaurant, the average spend on alcoholic drinks, the local transport and tips.

A total cost was then calculated, and each city was ranked from the cheapest to the most expensive.   

The resulting ranking can be found below:

  1. Berlin – total cost: US$266 
  2. Madrid – total cost: US$298  
  3. Tokyo – total cost: US$338 
  4. Barcelona – total cost: US$340  
  5. Amsterdam – total cost: US$374  
  6. Rome – total cost: US$383 
  7. London – total cost: US$461 
  8. Dubai – total cost: US$465 
  9. Paris – total cost: US$557 
  10. New York – total cost: US$687

Rustic Pathways CEO Shayne Fitz-Coy said: “With the cost of living having risen dramatically over recent years for many countries, people still want a holiday abroad, but will be looking to spend less than they usually would. A short-haul city break is a great option for potential holidaymakers who want to visit new places but spend a bit less.  

“If someone is looking for a break with plenty of sightseeing, then Dubai is a good option for them, with many of the country’s most popular tourist hotspots being free to the public, such as The Dubai Fountain and Marina Beach. Or if a tourist doesn’t want to overspend on food, then Barcelona is a great option, with the average visitor spending only US$35 on food across a one-night break.”

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