Cheapest cities for room service

2014-03-27 11:45
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10 Cheapest cities

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Cape Town – While locals may find the Mother City somewhat on the pricy side, a new survey conducted by TripAdvisor found it to be the second most affordable city when it came to hotel room service.  

TripAdvisor TripIndex Room Service compared the cost of five commonly used in-room amenities in 62 popular cities around the world. These amenities included: a club sandwich ordered through room service, a bottle of water, peanuts, a mini bottle of vodka and a can of soda plus the dry cleaning of one shirt.

"With a wide range of in-room amenities available to travelers, the TripIndex Room Service provides a useful snapshot of what guests can expect to pay for hotel incidentals in cities around the world," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.  

The survey found that Scandinavian cities definitely take the cake when it comes to expensive room service, with Helsinki in Finland topping the list. At $89 (R951 at R10.69/dollar), it is nearly five times as expensive as the least expensive destination.

It is followed closely by  Oslo, Norway (2); Stockholm, Sweden (5); and Copenhagen, Denmark (10).

Tunis in Tunisia was named the most affordable city with a total room service cost of $ 18.41 (R196), followed by our very own Cape Town at $22.97 (R245).

Here are the top 10 cheapest room service cities:
1. Tunis, Tunisa - $ 18.41 (R196)
2. Cape Town, South Africa - $22.97 (R245)
3. Budapest, Hungary - $25.46 (R272)
4. Prague, Czech Republic - $25.77 (R275)
5. Marrakesh, Morocco - $26.95 (R288)
6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - $27.02 (R288)
7. Istanbul, Turkey - $27.68 (R295)
8. Jakarta, Indonesia - $27.84 (R298)
9. Dubrovnik, Croatia - $27.84 (R298)
10. Hanoi, Vietnam - $27.90 (R298)

And the most expensive:

1. Helsinki, Finland - $88.94 (R950)
2. Oslo, Norway - $87.59 (R936)
3. Seoul, South Korea - $73.31 (R783)
4. Zurich, Switzerland - $72.34 (R773)  
5. Stockholm, Sweden - $69.16 (R739)  
6. Paris, France – $67.89 (R725)  
7. New York, US - $67.83 (R725)  
8. Toronto, Canada - $65.70 (R702)
9. Singapore - $62.34 (R667)  
10. Copenhagen, Denmark - $59.88 (R640)
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