Some of the world’s most beautiful cities are becoming too pricey for Australians to visit.

If you’ve got your heart set on visiting the Big Apple,then you best start saving up your pennies.

Unfortunately for Australians , New York remains the most expensive city in the world for us to visit. According to Hotel.com’s Price Index, the average price for a room at the popular USA destination was a whopping $317.

Other cities Australians on a budget should bypass include Rio, Dublin, Berlin, Paris, London and San Francisco, which all recorded double-digit price rises for hotel rooms.

A snapshot of hotel prices in 2014

Top five most expensive international destinations

  • New York: $317 (seven per cent increase)
  • Rio de Janeiro: $299 (14 per cent increase)
  • Cancun/Riviera Maya: $282 (19 per cent increase)
  • Honolulu: $281 (10 per cent increase)
  • Boston: $272 (10 per cent increase)

Top five international destinations with the highest growth in hotel prices

  • Morocco: $169 ( 41 per cent increase)
  • Mauritius: $277 (25 per cent increase)
  • Greece: $196 (18 per cent increase)
  • Qatar: $197 (17 per cent increase)
  • New Zealand: $162 (15 per cent increase)

Change in Australian hotel prices for Australian travellers

  • Hobart: $176 (six per cent increase)
  • Adelaide: $153 (six per cent increase)
  • Canberra: $185 (four per cent increase)
  • Brisbane: $172 ( two per cent increase)
  • Sydney: $200 (one per cent increase)
  • Melbourne: $177 (one per cent increase)
  • Perth: $184 (three per cent drop)
  • Darwin: $200 (four per cent drop)