Cancun, Dubai and Miami Beach are the most expensive destinations in the world to spend New Year’s Eve according to a survey from CheapHotels.org. Edinburg is the most expensive destination in Europe. Rio de Janeiro is 10th. Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Bogota the cheapest.
Cancun the famous Mexican beach resort with rates at $311 per night outranks Dubai the second biggest city in the United Arab Emirates with rates at $302. Miami Beach is the most expensive destination for US travelers, year-end travelers will have to spend $286 per night for the most affordable room. Compared to prices on a regular date during January, there is an increase of almost 300%. The second most expensive U.S. destination behind Miami Beach is Los Angeles. It ranks fourth priciest overall on the survey at a nightly rate of $272. The least expensive locales in which to spend New Year’s Eve among the destinations considered are Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Colombia’s capital, Bogota. There overnight guests this year end should find a room for less than $50 per night.

The following table shows the 30 most expensive destinations in the world for New Year’s Eve. The rates indicated reflect the price for the cheapest available double room for the period spanning December 30 to January 2 (3 nights). Only hotels with a central location, rated at least 3 stars and possessing a positive average client rating have been considered. A comparison with regular rates is shown in brackets. The percentage changes reflect the difference from the nightly rate for the most affordable double room during the January 13–16, 2016 time period.

1. Cancun (Mexico) $311 (+274%)
2. Dubai (U. Arab Emirates) $302 (+176%)
3. Miami Beach (Florida) $286 (+289%)
4. Los Angeles (California) $272 (+76%)
5. Edinburgh (Scotland) $268 (+396%)
6. New Orleans (Louisiana)$249 (+179%)
7. Honolulu (Hawaii) $246 (+98%)
8. New York City (New York) $245 (+176%)
9. Punta Cana (Dominican Rep.) $239 (+97%)
10. Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) $232 (+295%)
11. Sydney (Australia) $225 (+196%)
12. Amsterdam (Netherlands) $217 (+239%)
13. Tokyo (Japan) $216 (+176%)
14. Las Vegas (Nevada) $208 (+225%)
15. Hong Kong $179 (+85%)
16. Singapore $164 (+121%)
17. London (England) $161 (+85%)
18. Berlin (Germany) $152 (+157%)
19. Cape Town(South Africa) $147 (+200%)
20. Vienna (Austria) $136 (+177%)
21. Toronto (Canada) $122 (+51%)
22. Barcelona (Spain) $116 (+182%)
23. Paris (France) $116 (+57%)
24. Rome (Italy) $73 (+88%)
25. Seoul (South Korea) $73 (+59%)
26. Bangkok (Thailand) $62 (+55%)
27. Moscow (Russia) $55 (+61%)
28. Bogota (Colombia) $42 (-8%)
29. Shanghai (China)) $39 (+14%)
30. Buenos Aires (Argentina) $38 (+22%)

SOURCE CheapHotels.org/PRNewswire