Editor Rating: $100-125USD per day-There aren't many cities in the world that are as expensive as New York. Even typical cost cutting measures like taking public transport and eating street food can send the budget soaring. Even though New York is expensive, it's still one of the greatest cities in the world, and you should consider it for your RTW trip.
Indie Travel Scale
Editor Rating: 5-Because of the high costs and plethora of tourists, New York comes in at a 5 on the Indie Travel scale. Manhattan is the polar opposite of what indie travel is, but that doesn't mean the indie traveler should leave New York off the trip list, as getting out to other boroughs provides an awesome travel experience.