6 Most expensive travel destinations you may not be able to afford

  • New York

    Travelling all over the world can put a dent in your pocket. Some places more than others. Today’s list is of the latter category. These places might be slightly harder to tick off your bucket list, due to their soaring prices.

    The figures shown are based on a research conducted, which takes into account the approx cost of a first class hotel for 2 people, two restaurant dinners, taxi ride, public transport tickets and some other facilities.

    Keep in mind, these numbers factor in the bare minimum needs and DO NOT include flight tickets or visas.

    1. Zurich

    Approx cost - INR 70,300


    Zurich, Switzerland

    We Indians aren’t strangers to Switzerland, what with Bollywood movies having made them so popular. With a multicultural flair, this city lies at the heart of Switzerland. No doubt it’s one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit, but it also happens to be pretty expensive. Simple things such as cup of coffee at a cafe can put a dent in your pocket.

    2. New York

    Approx cost - INR 68,900


    Bridge in Central Park, New York

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the big apple features in this list. If you factor in US visa and the cost of flight tickets, New York might probably jump to the top of the list. None the less, this metropolitan city is one everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Especially to see the ball dropping at Times Square on new years.

    3. Tokyo

    Approx cost - INR 66,900


    Tokyo

    The capital of Japan, if an ultramodern city is what you’re after, then Tokyo is the place for you. This bustling, fast paced city is like a dream that goes by in a blur. If you do manage to go there, Tokyo is nothing like you’ve ever seen before.

    4. Oslo

    Approx cost - INR 65,600


    Oslo, Norway

    The capital of Norway, it also happens to be its most populous city. Often described as an architectural innovation, beauty is synonymous with Oslo. World class museums, art galleries, culture is given a lot of prominence in Oslo.

    5. Paris

    Approx cost - INR 59,500


    Paris, France

    The city of dreams, the city of hope, but above all the city of love. It’s one of those cities that you fall in love with, from the moment you set foot in it. Not just beauty, but a lot of culture, history art and talent can be found in almost every corner of Paris.

    6. Helsinki

    Approx cost - INR 53,500


    Helsinki, Finland

    It’s quite possible you haven’t heard much about Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital. That could be because not a lot of people go to Finland on vacation and one of the reasons for it could be the high prices. But if you do have the resources, we suggest you do give Finland a chance. It’s a nice quaint little country.

    Prices making you feel disheartened? Don’t be. That’s where travel companies and holiday packages come in. They make all these places slightly more affordable.


    Disclaimer - Prices are based on a research conducted and not our own. Prices are subject to change at given point of time. These are all just approximate figures and not binding.

    Author : Sanjana Sule