Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, has been named as the most expensive city in the world for business travel, according to a report by Concur, an expense management solutions provider.
Sydney (3rd place), Perth (4th place) and Melbourne (7th place) are also on the list of the 10 most expensive cities in the Concur Expense IQ Report.
The report found that the average total daily cost of business travel to Brisbane increased by 19.6% to $547.53 in 2012, propelling the city ahead of the traditionally expensive cities of London and Tokyo. Of the daily total, hotel costs alone accounted for about $305 a day.
Sydney had the highest dining costs with an average of $70.27 a day while the average daily hotel costs ($260) were much lower than in Brisbane.
The Concur study was based on an analysis of over $50 billion in global travel spending by corporate clients tracked by the company’s software.
The report’s 10 most expensive international cities for business travelers are: