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Bangkok 2nd cheapest city for nightlife in Asia

Asia is featured heavily in the 10 most affordable international destinations, claiming four cities in total. Hanoi, Vietnam (#2), Bangkok, Thailand (#6), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (#7) and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (#10).

Trip Advisor reveals that Bangkok ranks second place in Asia and the 6th in the world as the city with the lowest expenses for nightlife tourism.Trip Advisor, a large global tourist information website stated the results from the Trip Index Cities 2013.

The index compared tourist’s nightlife expenses, including the expense for one night accommodation for two travelers, in major tourist cities all over the world.The accommodation prices are compared using a 4 star hotel standard, and taking into account prices for cocktail drinks and a two course meal dinner with a bottle of wine, along with return taxi fares at an average of 3.2 kilometres each trip.

nightlife in Bangkok soi 38

Asia is featured heavily in the 10 most affordable international destinations, claiming four cities in total. Hanoi, Vietnam (#2), Bangkok, Thailand (#6), Kuala Lumpur . Picture : outdoor dining in Bangkok soi 38.

In Asia the lowest costing night tourist destination is Hanoi, Vietnam, with a calculated average of 5,045 baht per night. Meanwhile, Thailand’s average cost turns out at 5,774 baht. As for Asia’s highest expense for nightlife, Singapore tops the rank at 11,489 baht, being only 3.45 baht higher than Japan in second rank.

Affordable Asia
Asia is featured heavily in the 10 most affordable international destinations, claiming four cities in total. Hanoi, Vietnam (#2), Bangkok, Thailand (#6), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (#7) and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (#10). With an average cost of $203.79, these Asian escapes offer substantial savings as compared to the TripIndex world average of $321.70.

As for the world rank, Sofia, Bulgaria ranks first place as the world’s cheapest destination for nightlife expenses at an average of 4,542 baht, while Oslo, Norway tops the world’s rank for most expensive, at 16,661 baht, followed by Zurich, Switzerland.From the survey, Asia results as the world’s lowest costing region for nightlife touring.

Up to four out of ten from the top ten ranking of lowest costing tourist destination cities are in Asian countries, with Hanoi ranking second, Bangkok at sixth, Kuala Lumpur at seventh and Riyadh, the tenth.Europe results as the world’s highest costing region for tourists, with six European countries in the top ten highest expenses for nightlife cities index. The number one rank going to Oslo, Zurich second, Stockholm third, Paris fifth, London seventh, and Copenhagen at eighth.

TripIndex International Cities

Least Expensive:

DestinationHotelReturn taxi tripDinner for twoCocktails for twoTotal cost
1Sofia, Bulgaria$96.29$4.78$40.44$16.91$158.42
2Hanoi, Vietnam$115.10$6.10$36.71$18.23$176.14
3Warsaw, Poland$103.30$13.92$53.15$17.08$187.45
4Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt$101.64$2.90$65.05$21.75$191.34
5Budapest, Hungary$103.89$11.10$49.98$28.47$193.44
6Bangkok, Thailand$109.27$3.13$69.75$19.00$201.15
7Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia$118.81$2.13$70.53$26.26$217.73
8Tunis, Tunisia$156.00$2.59$42.86$17.46$218.91
9Cape Town,
South Africa
$134.85$13.69$62.07$8.85$219.46
10Riyadh, Saudi Arabia$167.38$6.10$46.66N/A$220.14

Most Expensive:

DestinationHotelReturn taxi tripDinner for twoCocktails for twoTotal cost
1Oslo, Norway$229.99$28.97$276.72$45.40$581.08
2Zurich, Switzerland$298.77$38.94$151.02$34.68$523.41
3Stockholm, Sweden$243.23$27.18$209.50$41.77$521.68
4New York City, U.S.$379.24$22.90$81.50$32.33$515.97
5Paris, France$322.89$17.73$104.72$66.06$511.40
6Sydney, Australia$231.57$24.26$167.28$37.10$460.21
7London, U.K.$271.00$41.47$101.79$37.09$451.35
8Copenhagen, Denmark$219.35$38.47$148.46$37.30$443.58
9Cancun, Mexico$317.17$20.20$80.22$23.47$441.06
10Punta Cana,
Dominican Republic
$333.90$26.59$53.03$22.14$435.66

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