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TripAdvisor releases top five most expensive U.S. cities

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Number one most expensive city: Honolulu, HI Number one most expensive city: Honolulu, HI
Number two most expensive city: New York City, NY Number two most expensive city: New York City, NY
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The summer months are upon us and travel is on the minds of many Americans. TripAdvisor announced TripIndex Cities 2013, the most and least expensive cities in the United States to travel to. The TripIndex compared costs of a typical one night stay for two in any given city. The factors include: the cost of a hotel stay, cocktail, two course dinner with a bottle of wine, and round-trip taxi fares in each city.

The most expensive U.S. cities include:

1. Honolulu, HI

2. New York City, NY

3. Boston, MA

4. San Francisco, CA

5. Chicago, IL

The least expensive U.S. cities include:

1. Las Vegas, NV

2. Miami, FL

3. Dallas, TX

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Portland, OR

As stated above, Honolulu tops the most expensive list with a TripIndex cost of $504.94, while Las Vegas offers the most affordable stay at $272.94.

Other statistics from TripIndex Cities include:

• Average nightly rate for a 4-star hotel has risen 18% since summer 2012

• Oslo, Norway is the costliest global city, and Sofia, Bulgaria is the best bargain internationally

• Orlando, FL has the largest increase in hotel prices up 33% from last year, followed by Denver, CO with a 32% increase

• The South is the most affordable region in the nation, and Asia is the most affordable internationally

• Travelers can spend 1 night in a Honolulu hotel or 3 nights in a Las Vegas hotel for the same price

Click here for the complete details on the TripIndex Cities of 2013

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