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The 100 most affordable luxury holiday destinations in the world, 2018

Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada were ranked as the top two most affordable luxury holiday destination in the world for 2018, according to a report released by Skyscanner. The two cities averaged costs of $105 and $122 per night at five-star hotels, respectively.

Kuala Lumpur ranked third on the research, followed by Sofia and Sharjah. The city of Krakow in Poland ranked at sixth with a cost of $153 per night at a luxury hotel, while Larnaca in Cyprus offered luxury rooms for an average of $154 per night.

Out of 100 cities across the globe, Polish capital Warsaw ranked at 8 with a cost of $159 per night at a luxury hotel, while India’s capital city New Delhi grabbed the 9th spot with an average cost of $160 per night.

The report said that Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City offered five-star stays at an average of $161 per night.

The most expensive city on the list unsurprisingly New York, where one must splash out an average of $1075 for a night in one of the city’s lavish hotels.

The 100 most affordable luxury holiday destinations in the world, 2018

RankDestinationCountryAverage cost per night (AED)
1Sharm El SheikhEgypt389
2HurghadaEgypt450
3Kuala LumpurMalaysia476
4SofiaBulgaria486
5SharjahUAE497
6KrakowPoland563
7LarnacaCyprus569
8WarsawPoland584
9New DelhiIndia584
10Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam589
11AgadirMorocco594
12JakartaIndonesia599
13ManilaPhilippines620
14BrusselsBelgium630
15RigaLatvia671
16MumbaiIndia707
17HanoiVietnam733
18BucharestRomania733
19GlasgowUK738
20PattayaThailand743
21ThessalonikiGreece748
22AlicanteSpain768
23LisbonPortugal779
24ShanghaiChina784
25AntalyaTurkey814
26Abu DhabiUAE814
27BerlinGermany835
28AlbufeiraPortugal840
29BeijingChina850
30TenerifeSpain855
31Borocay IslandPhilippines881
32ValenciaSpain886
33PhuketThailand897
34ManchesterUK901
35CebuPhilippines907
36MelbourneAustralia912
37AthensGreece917
38MoscowRussia922
39FrankfurtGermany928
40CairoEgypt933
41BudapestHungary948
42Kota KinabaluMalaysia948
43PaphosCyprus963
44MadridSpain984
45AucklandNew Zealand999
46PortoPortugal1025
47Gold CoastAustralia1050
48CologneGermany1056
49MacauChina1081
50BaliIndonesia1086
51Jeju IslandSouth Korea1086
52ViennaAustria1102
53Chiang MaiThailand1102
54MarrakechMorocco1122
55SapporoJapan1153
56HamburgGermany1153
57OrlandoUS1163
58BusanSouth Korea1179
59Rio De JaneiroBrazil1194
60MiamiUS1199
61Saint PetersburgRussia1204
62EdinburghUK1209
63OsloNorway1209
64MeccaSaudi Arabia1245
65KievUkraine1255
66SydneyAustralia1281
67PalmaSpain1296
68NiceFrance1301
69StockholmSweden1337
70Tel AvivIsrael1347
71FukuokaJapan1358
72GuamUS1373
73DubrovnikCroatia1440
74SevilleSpain1465
75Ko SamuiThailand1506
76MallorcaSpain1516
77DublinIreland1557
78BenidormSpain1568
79CopenhagenDenmark1645
80MunichGermany1660
81Miami BeachUS1675
82Da NangVietnam1716
83FlorenceItaly1727
84ZurichSwitzerland1809
85SaipanUS1834
86ChicagoUS1850
87OkinawaJapan1855
88MalagaSpain1870
89San FranciscoUS1875
90CancunMexico1906
91OahuUS2003
92KyotoJapan2014
93VeniceItaly2152
94SochiRussia2188
95RomeItaly2454
96Los AngelesUS2582
97MilanItaly2951
98IbizaSpain3314
99MaldivesMaldives3500
100New YorkUS3950

Note: All destinations were sorted by the average price of a five-star hotel. All prices are in AED, also known as simply the Emirati dirham, and calculated per room per night.

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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