AdobeStock 81371174The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, ranks first in the online comparison and search portal TicketLens’ list of the most expensive views around the world

With 828 meters of height, the Burj Khalifa’s observation deck is 585 meters high, which is 23 meters more than the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China, ranked 17th in the list.

The study firstly uncovered the 100 tallest buildings around the world with observation decks and then selected the 75 with entrance fees. The final ranking includes the height of the tallest viewing platform, price of admission and price per meter – indicating the monuments that offer the highest platforms.

Observation decks and skylines are a popular attraction for sightseers enjoying a city-break, offering time for reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day. This study helps holidaymakers plan ahead and enjoy the high life without the need to break the bank.

The view from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa may be the most expensive in the world according to admission costs but at US$0.26 per metre. The Etihad Towers T1, Abu Dhabi, is the most expensive relative to height.

The top 10 most expensive views worldwide including year of completion, height, ticket price and price per meter include Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Guangzhou’s Canton Tower, Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, Toronto’s CN Tower, New York City’s Empire State Building, Tokyo’s Tokyo Skytree, New York City’s One World Trade Center, New York City’s 30 Hudson Yards, Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Television Tower and London’s The Shard.

To get the full ranking of the 75 monuments and the methodology, please click on the website.