Two South African cities have been featured on the annual list of the 100 cheapest and most expensive cities in the world for 2019. GRAPHICS: Wade Gedult/African News Agency (ANA)

Two South African cities have been featured on the annual list of the 100 cheapest and most expensive cities in the world for 2019.

According to the latest research released by Hoppa, a global leader in ground transportation services, Cape Town ranked as the 54th most expensive city in the world, up from 62nd, costing travellers £145.31 (R2584.52) on average overall, while Johannesburg took the 76th place, up from 81st at £111.27 (R1979.07) in food, accommodation, and transport costs. 

The research showed that New York ranked the most expensive city in the world for the second year in a row, while Manila replaced Kiev as the world’s cheapest holiday destination.

A hundred cities around the world were included in the research by Hoppa, and criteria included the cost of a hotel room for the night, the average price of both restaurant meals and fast food, the costs of beverages such as coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as the price of taxi fares. Flight prices were excluded. Based on the criteria, a night in New York would set travellers back £375.38 (R6676.59), while a night in Manila would only total £75.53 (R1343.39).

The research also revealed that four of the most expensive cities in the world were American and three were Spanish, and Asia was home to most of the cheapest cities in the world.

African News Agency (ANA)