For the urban travel aficionado, the world's biggest, baddest and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo and London are certainly some of the coolest, busiest and most energy-packed places on earth, but just a couple nights spent in any of those destinations can leave your bank accounts quickly drained. Luckily, the world is a big place, and many of the world's most expensive cities for tourists have alternatives that are not only cheaper, but often rival their more coveted cousins when it comes to all things trendy and cool. While we understand that certain destinations offer cultural riches that can't be had elsewhere, our alternatives offer some of what you'd find in their more expensive counterparts, without the heavy toll on your finances. What's more? They have plenty of awesome culture to explore all on their own. Read on for some of the world's coolest, budget-friendly cities that you need to visit now.