Top 10 places to travel if you are on a budget
Where can you travel to in 2020 that will allow you to enjoy a higher standard, and save some money? Which countries in the world offer the best experiences ? The following are 10 destinations around the world that offer the essentials – accommodation, transportation, and food – for less.
Thailand is marvelous. It is the heart of backpacking in Southeast Asia, and you can get by on between $25-30 a day thanks to cheap guesthouses and hotels, low-priced street food, public transport, and attractions. If you spend all your time in expensive accommodation or on the islands there, look forward to pay closer to $50 USD per day. However, even at the price, Thailand is still one of the most bargain destinations in the world and should never be skipped!
As an unlikely candidate to be listed on a “budget destinations” list because it’s known to be extremely expensive, Australia can also be incredibly cheap – if you know a small number of tricks! Thanks to lots of Couchsurfing hosts , cheap groceries , a well-worn budget backpacker trail , Australia can be visited while on a budget . In addition, Australia has become cheaper on account of the 20% drop in the Australian dollar .That made Australia the most affordable it has been in years.
Not every Europe country is created equal, and Portugal is one of the bargain countries in the region — and an old time favorite. With beautiful beaches, jovial locals, wine country, delicious food, and historic cities all at bargain prices , you will for sure fall in love with this country. Portugal has become a lot more popular and crowded in recent years. Lisbon has become especially expensive this last years. However, once you get outside of Lisbon, prices are still fairly cheap compared!
The Indian rupee used to ride high at 39 rupees to the US dollar. Today, you get 73 rupees to the dollar — that’s nearly 50 percent more money to travel with. If you do not book five-star hotels and eat Western meals only, you will struggle to spend $50 a day here. You can spend nearly $30 by taking second-class trains, staying in cheap guest houses, and eating only local food. India is a cheap destination with a rich cultural history, top class food, unbelievable regional diversity, helpful locals, great tea, and a lot to do. It’s an enormous place best explored in one large trip or a few smaller ones. In any case, don’t miss India.
Far Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania , Ukraine , Moldova) is the most affordable part of the continent. It’s a sin most people don’t visit this region more. You can live there like a king for less than $40 per day, $1.50 for a liter of beer in Bulgaria , paying $8 a night for a room in Ukraine, and a few dollars for transportation. Eastern Europe has the charm and beauty of Western Europe but not the high prices or crush of tourists you’ll find in Vienna, Paris, or Barcelona. They are not the poor , ex-Communist countries as most of the people still think them to be. If you are looking for a cheaper Western Europe , come to this area of the world.
South Korea is a country not talked about enough .It is one of the greatest “unexplored” travel destinations in the world , it’s high tech, the food is mind blowing delicious and eclectic, the countryside is jaw-dropping, and the nightlife is great. It is one of the most underrated travel destinations out there. With the South Korean currency at 1,100 won per $1 USD , it’s hard to bust your budget here. It costs only $8 to eat a Korean BBQ complete with drinks. You can buy a bottle of beer for less than a dollar. Trains are really cheap. Everything there is low-cost – plus it’s fun ! Visit South Korea , if you aim to visit Asia on a budget.
Ever since Marco Polo traversed the Silk Road , China has fascinated travelers. While the days of China being a super-cheap destination are long gone, the country is still a budget destination – and one of the cheapest in Asia . You need to get out of the big cities. Hostels cost less than $20 a day, food is $2-5 per meal, and local transportation price is less than a dollar. The country becomes even cheaper. This is where you’ll find the best bargains and travel deals ! China is still of the best value places in the world.
Cambodia is affordable, beautiful, and the locals are really hospitable. You can get a private, air-conditioned room for $20 USD, transportation across the country for $20, and street food for $2.It’s way cheaper than its neighbors, just as pretty, and filled with some of the nicest people in the world. It’s one of the cheapest backpacking destinations in the world!
If you want to trek through the jungle , roam ancient ruins ,eat delicious food and surf visit the smaller countries in Central America — think Honduras , El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Here you will find most budget hotels for around $15 per night , most bus journeys for the same price, meals for $3, and beer for less than a dollar. If you visit the central Central American countries, you can get by on $40 a day as a backpacker .Your money goes really far in this part of the world.
Most of us imagine Pacific Island destinations as high-price destinations filled with high priced resorts, food, and services. However, that’s not always like that. Fiji, is actually relatively cheap to visit unlike its expensive island neighbors . While there are many $1,000-a-night resorts in the country, you can manage to enjoy world-class diving, great beaches, delicious seafood, and friendly locals without having to hypothecate your house.