Living in Boston is expensive, and it seems that visiting Boston is also a pricey endeavor. Don’t be surprised when friends and relatives ask you to inflate the air bed when they come to town because a new study from the travel planning website GoEuro found that Boston is the sixth most expensive city in the world for accommodations, and the third most expensive in the United States. A five-star hotel room in Boston ($252) will cost you more than a room in Melbourne ($206), Barcelona ($242), Stockholm ($184), or Vienna ($233). But what truly sends prices soaring in Boston are Airbnb rates. At $274 a night, Boston is the most expensive Airbnb city. Boston easily tops New York ($231) and London ($176) in the category.
Here’s GoEuro’s Accommodation Price Index:
Most expensive lodging globally (based on the average price of hotels, hostels, and Airbnb per night)
New York $246
St. Moritz, Switzerland $183
Macao, China $168
Nassau, Bahamas $150
San Francisco $141
Monte Carlo $134
Most expensive lodging in the US (per night)
Airbnb price index (per night)
New York $231
Monte Carlo $202
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $193
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