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
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:

  1. Cancun, Mexico: $311/night, a 274% hike
  2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: $302/night, a 176% hike

  1. Miami Beach: $286, a 289% hike
  2. Los Angeles: $272, a 76% hike
  3. Edinburgh, Scotland: $268, a 396% hike
  4. New Orleans: $249, a 179% hike
  5. Honolulu: $246, a 98% hike
  6. New York City: $245, a 176% hike
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: $239, a 97% hike
  8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: $232, a 295% hike
Click for the full list of 30 cities.