Dallas is Second Least-Expensive Destination

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Thursday, Jul 21, 2011  |  Updated 2:59 PM CDT
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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.

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