Opening the minibar door or the room service menu can be a daunting prospect. But according to the TripAdvisor TripIndex Room Service 2013, there’s relief depending on the city you’re visiting. TripIndex compared the prices of common incidental items and services that many travelers get when staying in a hotel, across 60 popular global destinations.
Based on the combined cost of a club sandwich ordered from room service, a bottle of water, a mini bottle of vodka, peanuts, a can of soda from the mini bar, and dry cleaning for one shirt (at top-rated, 4-star hotels on TripAdvisor), Denver came in as the most affordable spot in the U.S. at $40 USD. Cape Town, South Africa rang up as the most affordable city worldwide at just $20.
And on the other end at $64, Honolulu is the priciest U.S. city, while Moscow is tops in the world, setting you back $83. Peanuts from the minibar in Moscow alone are a whopping $12.46. That’s a $6.82 difference from the cheapest peanuts in the U.S., surprisingly found in New York City.
But all-in-all, if you’re looking for an easy and affordable international trip, just head south of the border. In Puerto Vallarta, you can get all of the items above for a grand total of just $28.33. Now that’s nuts.
Check out the full U.S. TripIndex Room Service 2013 below. And see the worldwide list here.