Bucharest ranks 28th among the most visited European capitals in 2019


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The free travel metasearch momondo.ro team has studied the hotel searches in 143 capital cities around the world to find out which are the most attractive locations and where tourists should expect highest and lowest prices for accommodation.

The specific feature of cities that receive many visitors is the possibility to accommodate travelers coming from other places. The number of hotels is important, but the occupancy rate is the most appropriate indicator to measure the interest of tourists for a particular location.

The most requested world capitals

The most sought after capital is London, the United Kingdom`s metropolis, followed by Paris and Amsterdam.

Big Ben and Westminster bridge in London

European cities dominate the ranking, occupying the first 7 positions in the tourist attraction hierarchy. The eclectic history, the natural riches, the standard of living, or the hygiene norms specific to the states of the western part of continent, together contribute to the development of the tourism industry. Among the capitals of the European countries Bucharest occupies the 28th place, being surpassed by Belfast (Northern Ireland), Cardiff (Wales) and Riga (Latvia).

Worldwide, the capital of our country ranks 61st, surpassing Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, but attracting fewer tourists than Beirut (60th) or Jakarta (59th).

The first 10 positions in the attractive countries of the world chart:

Capital City The average price for accommodation
London 182 EUR
Paris 166 EUR
Amsterdam 189 EUR
Rome 104 EUR
Berlin 112 EUR
Madrid 116 EUR
Prague 112 EUR
Tokyo 143 EUR
Copenhagen 194 EUR
Bangkok 94 EUR

The capitals with the lowest prices for accommodation

Tourists are also attracted by the low prices that can increase the value of their budget. Among the 5 cities with the lowest average hotel prices are capitals visited by Romanian tourists more and more in recent years: Vientiane (Laos) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Among the European ones, the most accessible in terms of accommodation costs are Ankara (51 EUR / night), Kiev (58 EUR / night) and Chisinau (64 EUR / night).

The average price of a night’s accommodation in Bucharest in 2019 is 84 EUR, so our country ranks 30th in the cheapest capitals in the world, being slightly cheaper than Buenos Aires (85 EUR / night) but more expensive than Minsk (80 EUR / night) or Moscow (77.5 EUR / night).

The most expensive cities analyzed are Monaco (415 EUR / night), Nassau – Bahamas (337 EUR / night) and Victoria – Seychelles (279 EUR / night).

Prices are based on a search for hotels on momondo’s website between 01/01/2019 and 10/07/2019 for stays from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019. The analyzed prices represent the average cost of living for one night in a double room, taking into account all the categories of hotels. The prices may vary or may become unavailable.

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