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Most Expensive Cities for Americans Worldwide

TripAdvisor released its inaugural price comparison list, TripIndex, which priced out 50 cities around the world and how inexpensive or costly they are against the U.S. dollar.




…Value against the dollar is one of the most important considerations for American travelers planning international trips,” Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor, said in a press release. “TripIndex offers a useful means of setting realistic budget expectations and reveals some outstanding destination deals…





The index was priced out in four categories for each destination: cost per night of a four-star hotel (gauged between June and August 2011), cost of a dry martini (guess that's universal enough), cost of a five mile taxi ride, and, perhaps most arbitrarily, the cost of a large cheese pizza…