With cricket fervour on the rise, TripAdvisor, has revealed a detailed report on cost comparison of all host cities for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. While the first part is the TripIndex Survey, a cost comparison (in INR) of spending a day in each of the fourteen host cities for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015; Christchurch; Hamilton; Adelaide; Nelson; Dunedin; Canberra; Wellington; Brisbane; Sydney; Auckland; Hobart; Napier; Perth. The research analyses the average prices for an individual based on the following items- one ticket for an adult per match, accommodation, food, drinks and transportation.
The second part is the Trend Report which unravels key trends on increase in outbound traffic from cricketing nations– India, Pakistan and United Kingdom; price fluctuation through the entire duration of the tournament for hotels; comparison of hotels vs vacation rentals and lastly, Indian restaurants around all fourteen match venues.
Looking at the cost comparison in the league matches stage for forthcoming matches;
– Overall, Auckland is the most expensive and Napier is the least expensive for travellers
– In transport Sydney turns out to be the costliest and Hamilton, cheapest
– When it comes to food, Dunedin is the cheapest and Perth, most expensive
– Napier is the least expensive city for accommodation and Auckland the costliest
Analysing the costs for cities where the Indian cricket team will be playing its upcoming league matches;
– Overall, Hamilton offers most value for Indian fans travelling to watch their team in action and Auckland is the costliest
– In terms of food spends also Hamilton is the most pocket friendly however, Perth emerges to be the most expensive
– Ticket prices are lowest in Hamilton and highest in Auckland
– Hamilton again scores as the most budget friendly city in terms of accommodation whereas Auckland is the most expensive
In terms of increase in traffic from the subcontinent, Y-o-Y comparison (Jan to Feb 2014 vs Jan to Feb 2015) shows that traffic from Pakistan to the host countries grew the most followed by India. Among the host cities traffic from India was the highest to Nelson (122 per cent) followed by Adelaide (98 per cent) and Brisbane (93 per cent). Traffic to Perth was the least with just six per cent increase.