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Cities where hotels are most expensive in the world

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 10:08 IST
A room at the Platium hotel in Kozyn outside the Ukraine capital Kiev.

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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Cities where hotels are most expensive in the world

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People enjoy themselves in a fountain at a public park in Moscow.

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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A view of Lagos Cathedral Church in Nigeria.

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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A man carries a woman upside down as other revelers walk down 8th Avenue in New York.

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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A woman is tossed into the air by teammates in Hong Kong.

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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People enjoy the sunny spring weather as they sit on the banks of Lake Zurich.

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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Participants are hit by coloured powder during the 'The Color Run' in Rio de Janeiro.

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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Charlotte Casiraghi, second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, participates in the Gucci Paris Masters International Jumping competition in Villepinte near Paris.

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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A woman enjoys the waves as her friend takes pictures on a cold and rainy Christmas day on Bondi Beach in Sydney.

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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A woman feeds bread to seagulls during a snowstorm in Stockholm.

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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Cable cars pass each other along Powell Street in San Francisco, California.

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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Women in kimonos walk to attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day in heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo.

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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A Laplander woman wearing traditional costume stands with a reindeer outside the Grand Hotel in Oslo.

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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Sabrina Hatch of Idaho practices her handstand underneath sprinklers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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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A woman looks at the skyline of Singapore's financial district.

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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A police woman is covered with paint after being attacked by demonstrators in Frankfurt.

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

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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A woman touches an ice sculpture of a polar bear in downtown Copenhagen.

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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A view of Istanbul's financial district.

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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Women in wedding gowns jump on the street during a 'Parade of Brides' in Sao Paulo.

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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A woman rides her bicycle through the orange-decorated Orion street in Amsterdam.

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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A woman walks in front of a shop window in downtown Rome.

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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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.

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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Performers in traditional Korean costumes dance during a welcoming ceremony for the Oegyujanggak books at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.

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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Revellers enjoy a ride in a roller coaster in Munich.

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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Burj Al Arab, left, a hotel, and Burj Khalifa (rear), the world's tallest tower at a height of 2,717 ft, in Dubai.

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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A woman looks at a sales window in downtown Milan.

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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A tourist takes a photograph in front of the skyline of Abu Dhabi.

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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People help each other to cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels.

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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A visitor feeds a food pellet to a giraffe in the Giraffe Centre near Nairobi.

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