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Bangkok 6th most affordable city

Jun 12. 2013
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By The Nation

Bangkok is voted the 6th most affordable city in the world, according to an online survey by TripAdvisor.
The TripIndex Cities 2013 showed that four Asian destinations are included on the top 10 international destinations list. Aside from Bangkok, there are Vietnam (ranked N0.2), Kuala Lumpur (No.7) and Riyadh (No. 10).
The survey offers the cost comparison of an evening out and overnight stay for two people in popular cities around the world. With an average cost of US$203.79, these Asian escapes offer substantial savings as compared to the TripIndex world average of $321.70.
The index is tracked against the US dollar and is based on the combined costs for two for a one night stay in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner paired with a bottle of wine, and round-trip taxi transportation (two miles each way). Costs reflect summer rates (June 1 – August 31, 2013).
Among TripIndex Cities, Honolulu rings up the biggest tab as the most expensive US destination with a TripIndex cost of $504.94, while Las Vegas offers the most affordable stay at $272.94. Oslo, Norway comes in as the costliest global city at $581.08, nearly four times the price of a night spent in Sofia, Bulgaria, the best bargain on the world list at $158.42. 

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