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Traveling isn’t a cheap hobby! Between flights, accommodation, and entertainment, the costs can quickly add up.  

But having a tight budget doesn’t mean that you can’t travel overseas: You just have to pick the right destinations.  

Woman feeding colorful fish in pond at Tirta Gangga Water Palace in Bali, Indonesia.

So where should you go?  

These are the 7 cheapest travel destinations for 2024 according to a new report from Wethrift:  

7. Bangkok, Thailand  

bangkok city

Thailand is a mecca for budget travelers looking to stretch their dollars and enjoy an affordable vacation on a budget. And the best place to do this is Bangkok.  

From the beauty of the Grand Palace to the excitement of the floating markets, there’s something for everyone here. And at great prices.  

Expect to spend just over a dollar on a single journey on public transport or $49 per night on average for a hotel room.  

6. Bali, Indonesia  

Gorgeous sunset at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple in Bali

If you’re looking for your own patch of tropical paradise, then Bali is the perfect place to be. 

The 6th cheapest travel destination for 2024, Bali boasts delicious and affordable cuisine, beautiful beaches, and a wide range of cultural attractions. It’s a great place to relax and unwind. 

Average accommodation prices are just $75 per person, but it is the food and drink that are particularly affordable here.

You should expect to spend an average of just $1.76 for a meal and $2.38 for a drink, meaning that it will cost less to fill your belly than to have a beer!
 

5. Hurghada, Egypt  

Beautiful beach on the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt.

If you’re looking for an affordable relaxing beach resort then Hurghada is one of the best options and is also the 5th cheapest travel destination right now.  

Hurghada is a busy resort town on Egypt's Red Sea Coast and is best known for its abundance of all-inclusive hotels, as well as for the quality of the diving and snorkeling. Above the water, enthusiasts travel from all over the world for the windsurfing here.  

Usually, these activities don’t come cheap, but the average cost of attractions in Hurghada is just $55 and you can grab a drink for just over a dollar.  

Accommodation is a little pricier, at $95 per night, but the quality of the accommodation here is high.  

4. Istanbul, Turkey  

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The world famous monument of Byzantine architecture.

One of the most culturally rich destinations in Turkey, Istanbul is also my personal favorite.

It is currently the world’s most visited city and the fourth most affordable.  

Attractions can be a little pricey here, especially since the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque introduced an admission fee at the beginning of the year, but access to the famous Blue Mosque is still free.  

Perhaps the most affordable aspect of a stay in Istanbul is public transport, which costs just 41 cents per journey, and a meal costs just $8.56.  

Accommodation standards in the city are high, although rooms tend to be a little smaller than in other European cities. Expect to pay an average of $89 per night.  

3. Cairo, Egypt 

Pyramids overlook Cairo Egypt

Two Egyptian destinations made this list, showing just how cheap it is to visit Egypt right now.  

The average cost for a single journey on public transport is just 32 cents, while a simple meal will cost just $4.81 on average. 

Cairo also topped the chart for being the city with the most affordable tourist attractions and tours. The average tour ticket in the city will set you back $47.60 per person. 

And this is a great place to enjoy tourist attractions. From the artifacts in the Egyptian Museum to the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza, there’s so much to see and do here. 

Taking a short Nile cruise is a great way to see as much of the city as possible in a relatively short period of time.   

2. Hanoi, Vietnam 

amazing view of Tran Quoc Pagoda, a famous place in hanoi,

Hanoi has long been a popular spot for digital nomads and backpackers looking for a cost-effective place to live and explore and this report shows that it’s a great spot for tourists on a budget too.  

Public transport here costs as little as 29 cents per journey, and the average hotel stay is just $41 per night.  

Hanoi is a vibrant and bustling city. The Old Quarter is the best spot for travelers on a budget, but the whole city is affordable. Boasting centuries-old architecture and rich culture, there’s so much to see and do here.  

1. New Delhi, India  

New Delhi tomb

It might not be a conventional mainstream tourist destination, but the cheapest travel destination for 2024 is New Delhi in India.  

Exploring this culturally fascinating city is incredible affordable with attractions such as Lotus Temple, Visit Lodhi Gardens, and Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah available for free. Entrance to the National Museum is just $5.96, meaning that even paid attractions are affordable too.  

Street food options and vibrant food markets are plentiful here and you can enjoy a full meal for as little as $2.41 a meal. The average cost of a journey on public transportation in the city is just 35 cents.  

Obviously we’re aware that flying to New Delhi doesn’t come cheap. But even if you break the bank on flights to India, you’ll find there are big savings to be had when you arrive.  

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