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I am looking for a resource with somewhat accurate/reliable estimations of travel expenses for popular tourism destinations. I am able to find bits and pieces on wikitravel, tripadvisor, lonelyplanet guides and elsewhere. However, a more exhaustive and organized resource would be much more helpful for all the travelers planning their budget and weighing their options.

budgetyourtrip.com resembles to what I am looking for, but I am not too convinced of the accuracy of their data: according to it, daily expenses in Paris are in average 50% higher than daily expenses in Oslo.

So, it there an obvious and well-known resource that I am unaware of?

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Something more for expats but along this line is Expatistan.

For example: Comparing Sydney, Australia to Christchurch, New Zealand.

It looks at thousands of data points submitted by users, and produces stats on transportation, food etc.

While housing may not be that useful to you, it at least gives you a good reference point for the other aspects of existing in that city.

  • Numbeo.com is similar to expatistan (in fact, I suspect one of them started as a copy of the other). But it might be a useful comparison. I'm not so sure of their numbers, though. Both told me to expect to pay three to five hundred pesos a month for a one bedroom apartment in Monterrey, Mexico. Looking at advertisements online, I conclude one to two thousand pesos a month is a better number. – WGroleau Dec 6 '15 at 19:57

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