The cost of a nights stay in a first world hotel, two dinners including a bottle of wine, an airport transfer, two public transportation passes, a postage stamp, a phone call, a paper back book and a rental car. That’s a very logical way of calculating the cost of traveling. Thanks to a UBS study, I also didn’t have to spend years of my life crunching the numbers. Here are the ten most expensive places to travel…

a city next to the water

10. Dubai $790

a city with a church and buildings

9. Helsinki $800

a city with a tall tower

8. Taipei $820

a city with a mountain in the background

7. Munich $830

a tower in the distance

6. Paris $890

a city skyline with a body of water

5. Oslo $980

a city with a mountain in the background

4. Tokyo $1000

a ferris wheel and flags next to a river

3. Geneva $1020

a city skyline with a bridge and a skyscraper

2. New York City $1030

a city with snow on the ground

1. Zurich $1050

a bridge with a clock tower and a street lamp

Notably Absent…

If you were wondering where Doha, London, Miami or Copenhagen were, they came up just short on price, bringing positions 15-10. Better luck next year! Or not…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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