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June 14, 2013

Cape Town named as TripAdvisor’s ninth-cheapest city for world travellers

Cape Town has been named the ninth-cheapest city for world travellers by TripAdvisor. Photo courtesy of Skye Grove

Cape Town isn’t just beautiful; she’s cost-effective, too … the Mother City was named as the ninth-cheapest city in the world by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, on Wednesday 12 June, 2013.

One of 49 cities rated, Cape Town was listed by TripAdvisor based on data compiled by the UN World Tourism Organisation.

Locals know how to enjoy a night out on the town on a budget and where to get the tastiest meals for less, but TripAdvisor used a survey aimed at calculating the cost of a night out in a variety of key tourist cities around the world for their TripIndex Cities, which is tracked against the US dollar.

So, how did the Mother City fare against her counterparts?

Well, in comparison to the pricier Oslo, Norway at $561.26 (about R5 604) and the considerably cheaper Sofia, Bulgaria at $153.21 (about R1 524), a night out painting Cape Town red will set visitors back $212.49 (about R2 100). This amount includes a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, and a taxi fare of 3.2km each way for a couple.

Ranking ninth on the list is quite an achievement for the Mother City. Keen to visit Cape Town and experience the city’s affordable nature for yourself? Visit our Plan Your Trip page for assistance and bookings.

For more information about the Cheapest City for World Travellers cost comparison, please visit www.tripadvisor.com.

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