With prices increasing Worldwide, it’s no surprise that travel lovers are opting for a more budget-friendly approach when planning their trips. Dream-board destinations are a thing of the past. Now it’s all about booking the most affordable places to ensure a comfortable trip.
Sure, fancy hotels and over-the-top day trips are luxurious, but why buy a $100 meal when you can find something just as good at a street market for under $10?
According to the team at Wethrift, budget-friendly destinations do exist – and there’s more than you think. From bustling cities to sandy shores, they’ve analyzed the cheapest of them all based on several factors, such as hotel costs and daily costs.
With 145 flight routes, the capital of India takes the cake when it comes to affordable destinations to visit in 2024. A busy metropolis that’s a shock to the senses, New Delhi offers historical sites and exciting food markets.
If you’re in India for the food, you’ll be happy to know that you can sample a traditional home-cooked meal for under $3.00… That’s right. Think naan bread and Tandoori Ran every day of the week if you really want.
What’s more, public transportation around the city is under $1!
Ever wanted to explore this cultural Vietnamese city? Hanoi snags 2nd place as the cheapest destination in 2024.
If you happen to land here, you definitely can’t miss out on the street-food culture of Hanoi. The average cost of a small meal and drink will set you back around $4.
With incredibly affordable accommodation options and a great hostel culture, you won’t have any issue finding something that fits your needs without breaking the bank.
Many might be wondering, where is Hurghada? But in recent years, this small fishing village has turned into one of the most popular destinations along the Red Sea.
With stunning beaches, charming streets, and historical buildings, this coastal city is certainly one not to miss this year.
Hotels can be found for all prices along the shores, and some hostels cost as little as 5 euros a night! (That’s really a budget traveler's dream).
If sphinxes and pyramids are your thing, then Cairo is a great option for those looking to travel on a budget.
With a high economic climate score of 61, the city that sits along the Nile is a favorable spot for those looking for history and low prices.
Staying in the heart of the city varies, depending on accommodation type, but the average price is around $71 (which isn’t bad considering how much there is to see and do in Cairo!)
Culture, history, bazaars, and stunning architecture, it’s no surprise this trending destination made the list.
Of course, with tourism comes price increases, but Istanbul is still a lot cheaper than most other places Worldwide.
Baklava, kebabs, meze platters, all full of flavor and spices, a regular meal will cost under $10, and buying your own food at a local grocery store is around $40.
Surprise surprise! The sought-after island of Bali makes the list – and it’s really no secret why. A haven for nomads, solo travelers, and backpackers, Bali screams affordability.
While it’s true that prices have increased over the years as tourism has boomed, this picturesque spot is still very doable on a budget.
Hostels in Bali are as low as $3-15 a night, and hotels are cheap too. This fluctuates based on your accommodation needs.
The buzzing hub for wanderers looking to explore Southeast Asia, Bangkok is famous for its busy streets, food markets, museums, culture, and prices!
If you hop from stall to stall, you’ll find cheap meals for under $3 and drinks as low as $1. Public transport is also extremely affordable, for as little as $1… So there’s no excuse not to explore.
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