Average per diem rates continue to increase in the U.S. Hotels remain the most expensive component of an itinerary (given a multiple night stay). However, the cost of ground transportation, meals, and ancillaries, whether parking or simply grabbing a sandwich on the go, can dramatically impact the per diem based on the destination.
Management consultant ECA International compiled a list of cities across the globe ranked as the most expensive for business travelers. While 2018’s list only had two U.S. cities, 2019’s list has increased that number to four. The list of cities, and their estimated daily rate, account for costs such as hotel stays, air and ground transportation, taxis, and meals.
The ten most expensive cities are: