New research by www.money.co.uk has named Bangkok, Thailand the leading global city for affordable luxury experiences, based on prices of several key expenses, including the cost of five-star hotels, spa hotels, Michelin-star meals, and luxury car hire.
With a score of 9.49 out of 10, Bangkok displays the best value for money for hiring a private luxury car or limousine at US$59 and for luxury hotel stays at an average of US$295 a night. Michelin star-dining in the city is comparatively cheap, at US$150 per head while a night in a spa hotel is only US$241.
The study, which identifies where travellers can best stretch their dollars, ranks Brussels, Belgium in second place. The average cost of a five-star hotel stay is US$360 in the city while a spa hotel stay averages at US$274. A Michelin-star meal knocks the traveller back by just US$156, and a high-end limousine hire costs US$150.
Other Asian destinations that have made it to the list include Osaka, Japan at fourth spot with a score of 7,59, and Tokyo, Japan at eight spot with a score of 6.73.