Everyone always wants to see if they can maximize how far their dollar goes when they travel for vacation. To help, TripAdvisor just released their annual TripIndex Cities cost-comparison study.
The index compared the cost of a 3 night trip during the peak summer travel period (June-September) in 39 tourist cities around the world. They factored in costs associated with travel for 2 people, including a 4-star hotel, a visit to 3 different attractions, lunch and dinner every day, and within city taxi travel.
In the United States, the most affordable place to travel was New Orleans, LA, while the most expensive was Orlando, FL.
Internationally, the least expensive destination was Hanoi, Vietnam, while the most expensive was Tokyo, Japan. Overall, Asian destinations offered the best value with many destinations being half as expensive (or less) compared to traveling to the cheapest destination in the US.
If you are curious, Houston, Las Vegas, and Atlanta were runners up for the least expensive travel destinations in the US.
You can see more of the TripAdvisor list if you are curious here.