And Australia's most expensive night out destination award goes to Perth, which, according to TripAdvisor's TripIndex 2012, would charge $430.83 for two people just to spend a night at a four-star hotel, tour the city on a round-trip via taxi, get to enjoy cocktails at a five-star hotel bar and enjoy dinner with wine.
Australia’s most expensive night out destination award goes to Perth, which, according to TripAdvisor's TripIndex 2012, would charge $430.83 for two people just to be able to spend a night at a four-star hotel, tour the city on a round-trip via taxi, get to enjoy cocktails at a five-star hotel bar and enjoy dinner with wine.
Brisbane came in second at $408.70, followed by Canberra at $389.54. Number four was Sydney at $389.27, then Melbourne at $379.07.
TripAdvisor's TripIndex 2012 assessed Australia's 10 largest destinations from the months of June through to the end of August, and how much it would cost two travellers for a night's accommodation in a hotel room, dinner, drinks and a taxi ride.
"Perth's premium hotel prices are the primary reason for the city's costly position," TripAdvisor director account management Grant Colquhoun said.
If there is a most expensive tag, there is also its direct opposite, the most affordable. Wollongong, located south of Sydney, was found to offer the best bargains for a night out at $339.84.
Meanwhile, on a global scale, Sydney ranked ninth in the list of most expensive cities in the world, at $400.76. London was top lead, at $531.09. In last year's TripIndex, Sydney ranked 24th.
In the 2011 TripIndex, Paris was named the most expensive city, followed by Zurich and London.
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