In its annual TripIndex Room Service report, the online travel company compared the price of hotel room rates and incidentals in 48 destinations around the world.
The results revealed that Jakarta offers the best value in Asia, with an average room rate of approximately US$161 and a total trip cost of US$206, including a club sandwich, water, vodka, cola, peanuts and dry cleaning. Kuala Lumpur was second cheapest (room rate US$169, trip cost US$228) and Hanoi third (room rate US$164, trip cost US$239).
Globally, Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was found to be least expensive city both in terms of room rate (US$139) and total trip cost (US$183), while New York was the most expensive in both categories (room rate US$669, trip cost US$793).
It is notable that Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe accounted for nine of the 10 cheapest destinations, while Western Europe and North America accounted for eight of the 10 most expensive cities.