Central Park Sunset
No matter who you are or what your background is, the allure of the bright lights of the city has never been stronger. Even if you’re the most doggedly rural-living nature lover out there, chances are at some point in your life you’re going to find yourself either wanting or needing to make a trip to a major metropolitan area—but if you’re not prepared, you might just find yourself suffering sticker shock at the overall cost vacationing or immigrating to one of these locales. To be fair, we still think all these places are well worth your dollar or looney—just be forewarned, you might be spending quite a few more than you might have expected.