The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

Zurich, SwitzerlandShutterstock / Andreas ZerndlSwitzerland is the most expensive country to visit in the world.

You know which cities to avoid in order to dodge exorbitantly priced club sandwiches and expensive beer. However, some countries need to be sidestepped entirely to save money.

The World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 ranked 141 countries by average hotel cost, cost of living, flight ticket taxes, airport charges, and fuel prices, giving us a list of the world’s most expensive countries to visit.

Here are the world’s 10 most expensive countries for tourists to visit.

10. Austria. Average spending per international tourist: $810

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9. Italy. Average spending per international tourist: $920

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6. Israel. Average spending per international tourist: $1,912

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5. Norway. Average spending per international tourist: $1,199

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4. Australia. Average spending per international tourist: $4,897

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3. France. Average spending per international tourist: $669

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2. United Kingdom. Average spending per international tourist: $1,316

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