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Cities where hotels are most expensive in the world

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 10:08 IST

Image: A room at the Platium hotel in Kozyn outside the Ukraine capital Kiev.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Across the globe, hotel rates increased by 1.4 per cent, compared to one per cent the previous year, according to a report by international corporate services company Hogg Robinson Group.

Thirty-two of 55 cities with top hotel rates showed a year on year increase in local currency rate in 2012, compared with just 23 of 55 cities in 2011.

Let's take a look at some cities that have the most expensive hotel rooms in the world.

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Image: People enjoy themselves in a fountain at a public park in Moscow.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Moscow, Russia

Average room rate in British pound: 261 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 12,831 Russian ruble per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 1

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Image: A view of Lagos Cathedral Church in Nigeria.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Lagos, Nigeria

Average room rate in British pound: 227 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 56,869 Nigerian naira per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 2

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Image: A man carries a woman upside down as other revelers walk down 8th Avenue in New York.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

New York City, United States

Average room rate in British pound: 220 per day

Average room rate in local currency: $349 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 3

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Image: A woman is tossed into the air by teammates in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Average room rate in British pound: 211 per day

Average room rate in local currency: HKD 2,598 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 4

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Image: People enjoy the sunny spring weather as they sit on the banks of Lake Zurich.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Zurich, Switzerland

Average room rate in British pound: 207 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 308 Swiss franc per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 5

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Image: Participants are hit by coloured powder during the 'The Color Run' in Rio de Janeiro.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Average room rate in British pound: 201 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 622 Brazilian real per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 6

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Image: Charlotte Casiraghi, second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, participates in the Gucci Paris Masters International Jumping competition in Villepinte near Paris.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Paris, France

Average room rate in British pound: 196 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 242 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 7

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Image: A woman enjoys the waves as her friend takes pictures on a cold and rainy Christmas day on Bondi Beach in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Sydney, Australia

Average room rate in British pound: 194 per day

Average room rate in local currency: AUD 298 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 8

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Image: A woman feeds bread to seagulls during a snowstorm in Stockholm.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters

Stockholm, Sweden

Average room rate in British pound: 193 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 2,080 Swedish krona per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 9

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Image: Cable cars pass each other along Powell Street in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

San Francisco, United States

Average room rate in British pound: 190 per day

Average room rate in local currency: $302 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 10

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Image: Women in kimonos walk to attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day in heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo.
Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Tokyo, Japan

Average room rate in British pound: 187 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 23,660 Japanese yen per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 11

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Image: A Laplander woman wearing traditional costume stands with a reindeer outside the Grand Hotel in Oslo.
Photographs: Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/Reuters

Oslo, Norway

Average room rate in British pound: 181 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 1,671 Norwegian krone per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 12

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Image: Sabrina Hatch of Idaho practices her handstand underneath sprinklers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

Washington DC, United States

Average room rate in British pound: 176 per day

Average room rate in local currency: $279 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 13

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Image: A woman looks at the skyline of Singapore's financial district.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Singapore, Singapore

Average room rate in British pound: 170 per day

Average room rate in local currency: SGD 337 per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 14

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Image: A police woman is covered with paint after being attacked by demonstrators in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Frankfurt, Germany

Average room rate in British pound: 165 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 204 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 15

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Image: Debutantes Maria Austin, Amelia Simmons, Sophie Bonello, Zoe Rawson, and Georgina Riddle attend a dress-fitting for Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

London, United Kingdom

Average room rate in British pound: 164 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 164 British pound per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 16

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Image: A woman touches an ice sculpture of a polar bear in downtown Copenhagen.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Copenhagen, Denmark

Average room rate in British pound: 164 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 1,505 Danish krone per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 17

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Istanbul, Turkey

Average room rate in British pound: 162 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 463 Turkish lira per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 18

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Image: Women in wedding gowns jump on the street during a 'Parade of Brides' in Sao Paulo.
Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Average room rate in British pound: 160 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 496 Brazilian real per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 19

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Image: A woman rides her bicycle through the orange-decorated Orion street in Amsterdam.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Average room rate in British pound: 159 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 196 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 20

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Image: A woman walks in front of a shop window in downtown Rome.
Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Rome, Italy

Average room rate in British pound: 158 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 195 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 21

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Image: Girls sit on a bench on the banks of the Rhine River, in front of the old town of the northern Swiss city of Basel.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Basel, Switzerland

Average room rate in British pound: 158 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 234 Swiss franc per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 22

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Image: Performers in traditional Korean costumes dance during a welcoming ceremony for the Oegyujanggak books at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.
Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Seoul, South Korea

Average room rate in British pound: 156 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 278,518 South Korean won per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 23

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Image: Revellers enjoy a ride in a roller coaster in Munich.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Munich, Germany

Average room rate in British pound: 154 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 190 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 24

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Image: Burj Al Arab, left, a hotel, and Burj Khalifa (rear), the world's tallest tower at a height of 2,717 ft, in Dubai.
Photographs: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average room rate in British pound: 154 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 897 dirham per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 25

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Image: A woman looks at a sales window in downtown Milan.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Milan, Italy

Average room rate in British pound: 152 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 187 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 26

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Image: A tourist takes a photograph in front of the skyline of Abu Dhabi.
Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Average room rate in British pound: 147 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 859 dirham per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 27

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Image: People help each other to cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

Brussels, Belgium

Average room rate in British pound: 146 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 180 euro per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 28

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Image: A visitor feeds a food pellet to a giraffe in the Giraffe Centre near Nairobi.
Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Nairobi, Kenya

Average room rate in British pound: 142 per day

Average room rate in local currency: 18,746 Kenyan shilling per day

Global rank in average rate of a room: 29


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