Dallas is Second Least-Expensive Destination

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    When you're looking for a place to go to get the most bang for your buck in these tough economic times, it's Vegas baby! But Dallas isn't too far behind.

    TripAdvisor launched a new TripIndex that compares the cost of staying and playing in 50 key tourist cities around the world and 15 U.S. cities.

    The TripIndex looks at one night's stay in a four-star hotel, the cost of a pizza, a dry martini and a five-mile cab ride back to your hotel after a few too many martinis.

    Las Vegas came in first on the list for domestic destinations with a grand total of $164.

    Dallas ranked second with New Orleans pennies behind. Atlanta and Minneapolis rounded out the top five.New York City was the most expensive at just under $367.

    Top Domestic Destinations

    City Hotel Taxi Pizza Martini Total
    1. Las Vegas $121.30 $16.30 $11.99 $14.00 $163.59
    2. Dallas $173.37 $11.25 $10.99 $14.00 $209.61
    3. New Orleans $177.23 $13.50 $11.99 $7.00 $209.72
    4. Atlanta $177.34 $13.75 $9.99 $14.00 $215.08
    5. Minneapolis $189.69 $14.25 $12.99 $10.00 $226.93
    6. Orlando $200.89 $12.65 $10.99 $13.50 $238.03
    7. Denver $213.14 $12.50 $11.99 $11.00 $248.63
    8. Los Angeles $228.54 $16.05 $12.99 $18.00 $275.58
    9. Seattle $242.28 $15.00 $10.99 $14.00 $282.27
    10. Honolulu $238.78 $18.70 $14.00 $12.00 $283.48
    11. San Francisco $254.69 $13.90 $13.99 $12.50 $295.08
    12. Chicago $257.82 $11.25 $11.99 $16.50 $297.56
    13. Washington, DC $291.12 $10.25 $10.99 $15.00 $327.36
    14. Boston $301.32 $16.20 $11.99 $13.00 $342.51
    15. New York City $324.38 $12.50 $11.99 $18.00 $366.87

    If you're planning a trip abroad, Bangkok is the best value with a total at $112, while Paris was the most expensive, $429.

    Best Value International Cities

    City Hotel Taxi Pizza Martini Total
    1. Bangkok $85.71 $2.49 $13.81 $9.98 $111.99
    2. Beijing $97.99 $4.02 $6.03 $12.07 $120.12
    3. Sharm El Sheikh $103.96 $3.36 $5.80 $15.12 $128.24
    4. Kuala Lumpur $105.77 $3.33 $10.99 $13.91 $134.01
    5. Sofia $114.35 $3.88 $8.71 $8.71 $135.66
    6. Budapest $117.24 $11.71 $6.54 $7.90 $143.40
    7. Aukland $102.36 $22.91 $8.35 $13.50 $147.13
    8. Marrakech $120.13 $2.52 $12.47 $12.59 $147.71
    9. Warsaw $116.81 $10.57 $10.53 $10.57 $148.48
    10. Dubai $128.44 $5.17 $10.35 $10.35 $154.31

    Most Expensive International Cities

    City Hotel Taxi Pizza Martini Total
    1. Paris $362.28 $9.94 $21.16 $35.50 $428.88
    2. Zurich $307.50 $41.68 $19.41 $11.03 $379.62
    3. London $299.65 $32.24 $19.33 $22.57 $373.79
    4. Tokyo $272.28 $37.70 $35.43 $26.57 $371.98
    5. New York City $324.38 $12.50 $11.99 $18.00 $366.87
    6. Rio de Janeiro $310.43 $6.70 $15.26 $13.99 $346.37
    7. Moscow $302.58 $8.90 $12.11 $21.37 $344.96
    8. Kiev $309.25 $4.38 $9.76 $8.14 $331.53
    9. Amsterdam $234.36 $29.82 $30.18 $18.46 $312.82
    10. Stockholm $253.45 $13.43 $26.24 $18.52 $311.64

    Prices of flights to international destinations were not figured in since prices can vary depending on departure city.