Hotels.com checks ins and outs of the world's hotel prices
Every year, Hotels.com tips Bitterwallet the wink* on hotel prices around the world (* not just Bitterwallet, admittedly) with the results of its Hotels Price Index. The survey is based on over 90,000 properties across over 15,000 towns and cities, and ignores the hotel's advertised rates in favour of what customers actually paid through the website.
There's some other maths-based nonsense going on that's far too dull to bother with, but you get the idea - it's lots of lists of the cheapest and most expensive destinations, along with price changes year-on year and other nuggets of travel-based fact. Here's a bunch of them to tease your mental palate:
Most expensive cities per night
3. New York
6. Rio de Janeiro
More bang for your buck - the top cities to get the highest star ratings for around £100 per night