10 Most Expensive New Year's Eve Cities New York City doesn't come in until No. 8 By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 30, 2015 12:45 PM CST 6 comments Comments People watch the sunrise on new year's day from a beach in the resort city of Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Israel Leal) (Newser) – Spending New Year's Eve in New York City? You may be surprised to know it's not the most expensive place you could be. (Though even its Olive Garden is pricey.) CheapHotels.org looked at the cheapest double room available from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in 30 major global destinations, excluding hotels that were rated poorly or were not in a central location. The result? Here are the top 10 most expensive destinations for New Year's Eve, along with the minimum nightly hotel rate you can expect to pay—and how much of a price hike that rate is: Cancun, Mexico: $311/night, a 274% hike Dubai, United Arab Emirates: $302/night, a 176% hike Miami Beach: $286, a 289% hike Los Angeles: $272, a 76% hike Edinburgh, Scotland: $268, a 396% hike New Orleans: $249, a 179% hike Honolulu: $246, a 98% hike New York City: $245, a 176% hike Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: $239, a 97% hike Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: $232, a 295% hike Click for the full list of 30 cities.