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Research shows Chicago is the most expensed city for business travelers

December 21, 2012

A recent study conducted by Certify looked at what city was the most expensed, and the winner was Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Certify, an online travel and expense management company, analyzed 11 months of data. They looked at more than 6 million receipts from January to November to come up with their findings, according to the news source.

Chicago was the most-expensed after the study was through, with 18,305 transactions. The Windy City beat out Houston, Atlanta, Dallas and New York, the publication reports.

It seem as though business travelers enjoy their Starbucks, as this establishment was the most frequently expensed with 20,084 transactions. The average check size was $7.54, the media outlet reports. After Starbucks, the remaining restaurants in the top five included McDonald's, Subway, Panera Bread and Burger King.  

The study authors also looked at what the most expensed companies were. Delta was the first with airlines, Hilton took the top spot for hotels and National for car rentals.

No matter where you are traveling for business, there are a few things to keep in mind. For starters, do not forget to pack light, as this will make moving from place to place that much easier. Even though you may think you are just going from the plane to the hotel, a heavy bag can be quite the nuisance after a while. Also, remember your calling cards, as this makes it simple to call home and catch up with family whenever you get minute - whether you are in the United States or are across the pond. 

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