#17 Tokyo – $149
Although Japan’s buzzing capital is thought-of as a city, it is officially a metropolitan prefecture. It is also home to the sushi, bright neon street lights, some 13 million people and an impressive 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies. Here, the average 2 mile taxi ride costs some $58 dollars. Thinking of vacationing in the orient over the summer? Tokyo’s must-see attractions include the Imperial palace, the Meiji Shrine (which is interestingly framed into a garden), the historic temple of Senso-ji (dedicated to the goddess of mercy), the Roppongi art museum at the heart of the nightlife and entertainment hub and the Tsukiji fish market.