Mumbai has been ranked the fifth most budget-friendly city among 40 key tourist cities of the world, according to a survey by TripAdvisor.Mumbai comes after Hanoi (Vietnam), Warsaw (Poland), Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) and Bangkok (Thailand), in the 2015 TripIndex Cities, the annual TripAdvisor cost comparison study showed.
The most expensive destination in the world is Cancun, Mexico, while Zurich in Switzerland was ranked second, followed by New York City, London and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic).
The total cost of a three-night break in Mumbai comes to ₹53,911 with accommodation costing the most at ₹23,091 for three nights, the report showed.
It said Mumbai is 39 per cent more expensive than Hanoi. However, for the taxi ride, it turns out to be cheaper than Bangkok, Sharm el Sheikh and Warsaw. TripIndex Cities compares the cost of a three-night break during summer travel months of June to August in 40 key tourist cities across the world, taking into account typical cost for two persons.
It included cost of stay at a four-star hotel for three nights, visit to three tourist spots, lunch and dinner on each day, and the to-and-fro taxi fare from the dining place to the hotel.