Edinburgh is the most expensive city in Europe on New Year’s Eve, according to a new survey by TravelMag.com. The survey compared 30 major European destinations based on accommodation costs for December 31, 2015.
In the Scottish capital, New Year’s Eve revellers will have to spend an average of £302 for the cheapest available double room (minimum 3-star hotel). Compared to prices on a regular date during January, that’s an increase of almost 600 percent.
Only marginally cheaper is Iceland’s coastal capital Reykjavik, which ranks as the second most expensive European city on New Year’s Eve with a cheapest rate of £296 – an increase of 469 percent compared to regular rates. The Dutch capital Amsterdam completes the top three with a minimum rate of £236 (an increase of 572 percent).
Least expensive among the cities surveyed is the Greek capital Athens with a rate of £27, while also on the cheaper end is the Russian capital Moscow, where you should find a room for below £50 on New Year’s Eve.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive European destinations for New Year’s Eve. The rates shown reflect the price for the cheapest available double room on December 31. Only centrally located hotels rated at least three stars and with positive average guest reviews were considered. A comparison with regular rates is also shown in brackets, reflecting the price for the most affordable double room on January 7.
- Edinburgh £302 (+597 percent)
- Reykjavik £296 (+469 percent)
- Amsterdam £236 (+537 percent)
- Hamburg £204 (+466 percent)
- London £187 (192 percent)
- Vienna £179 (+525 percent)
- Venice £164 (+412 percent)
- Dublin £159 (+383 percent)
- Prague £156 (+642 percent)
- Copenhagen £142 (+125 percent)
For the full survey rankings, visit: travelmag.com/articles/new-years-eve-2015.