Best countries to visit for when you’re on a budget
If you have the wanderlust virus, you know you feel need to travel as much as possible. However, your bank account doesn’t always agree.
If you still want to enjoy the beauty of a long stretched beaches, feel the sun glowing on your skin and discover new cultures, we are happy to tell you that you can do this on a small budget. Here are 8 countries you should visit if you don’t want to break the bank.
1. Cambodia, Asia
Daily budget: 15 euro or less
Cambodia is a very cheap destination, even by Southeast Asian standards. If you’re really on a budget and you keep your daily spending to a minimum, you can live on an amount of 10 to 15 euro’s per day. Firstly, accommodation can be found for as little as 4-5 euro’s per night (for a simple hut or hostel) and even the alcohol is cheap here. Secondly, if you eat the local food, you won’t spend more than 4 euros on a 2 course meal. Flights cost about 500 euro’s if you book ahead of time.
One of the cheapest countries for travel
2. Thailand, Asia
Daily budget: 20 euro or less
If you’ve been to Thailand, you know you can live there as a King or a Queen. When I was there I had a massage almost every day and it only cost me about 5 to 10 euro’s. Thailand has one of the finest cuisines in the world but you can dine here for about 5-10 euro’s per person. (this includes your drinks!) It’s the ultimate backpacking country with a lot of cheap accommodation available. Thailand also has many options, you can make it as expensive as you want.
Daily Budget: 27 euro
This destination is high on demand and made it on many top destination lists for 2019. Why? Adventure seekers have discovered the stunning nature of this country, plus it’s very affordable! Because Georgia isn’t rampaged by tourists, prices remain low, also for accommodations. If you decide to go backpacking for 14 days, you can do it with a budget of 400 euro per person. This is unheard of in western European countries. Time to out Georgia on your bucketlist?
Daily Budget: 28 euro
Never though of Albania? Well, time to change that! Albania is an underrated country with many mountains, canyons and the Ionian coastline. Albania isn’t full of tourists and therefore prices are very good! Be the first to discover hidden beaches and coves, or walk around in the Albanian Alpes.
Daily Budget: 28 euro
We do not understand why we haven’t been here yet, because this place has it all. Untouched beaches, cute towns, rough nature, volcano’s and it’s extremely cheap to trek around. Above all, the country is relatively tourist free, which is also a big plus for many amongst us. Hotel rooms are an average of 15 euro per night. On average, a couple can live comfortably in Nicaragua for 1200 euro per month, not bad!
Have another beer in Nicaragua!
6. Greece, Europe
Daily budget: 30 euro or less
I’m speaking out of experience because as you might know because I have been to Greece many times. Firstly, food is one of the cheapest in Europe. For instance, you can feast on a large main course for only 6-9 euro’s. A beer will cost you about 2 euro’s. You will pay double the price in places like Mykonos and Santorini but if you visit the main land or Islands like : Folegandros, Lefkas or Naxos, you can definitely add Greece to your budget destination list.
Lefkas (Lefkada) is great for budget travel
7. Philippines, Asia
Daily budget: 25 euro or less
It’s not the cheapest of the Asian countries we’ve mentioned but it certainly deserves a place in our top 8 and the reason it’s at number 7 is because of the long flight. The flight is by far the most expensive part of your trip but if you’re lucky you can get a cheap flight at around 600 euro’s per person. On the other hand, the Philippines are pretty untouched by mass tourism (unlike Thailand for example), as a result it can be more difficult to get around sometimes. That’s way you tend to spent more on boats, domestic flights etc. Read more about The Philippines.
8. Bolivia, South America
Daily budget: 25 euro or less
Bolivia is a very popular destination for backpackers, simply because it’s very affordable to travel. There is something for every budget. Even the good hotels offer reasonable prices. (a 4 star hotel is available for as little as 80 USD)
Chill.. cuz your money isn’t going anywhere
In short, budget travel is possible, it just depends on the country you want to visit. And let’s be honest, the above options aren’t so bad right?
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MarcPosted at 07:46h, 15 April
Yes, it’s a cool list. Bolivia is a great destination that I can’t wait to discover. Thanks
Jesper, The Biveros EffectPosted at 22:24h, 25 July
I would add Georgia, it is probably the country I have been to with the best value for the money. It is also quite cheap to travel there from other European countries. 🙂
WouterPosted at 15:50h, 13 October
I agree! And Tbilisi is amazing!
Alex SPosted at 20:40h, 09 May
Awesome list! I’m shocked that Greece is on the list, but due to the financial instability it makes sense that it would be. Definitely on my bucket list to visit anyways. To walk in the same land as the philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists is something that I’ve always wanted to do. Thanks for sharing.
SerdarPosted at 17:24h, 12 August
Turkey – Antalya, Side, Alanya, Marmaris and Datça is the best places and cheap.
ToursPosted at 07:54h, 30 August
I am totally surprised to see Greece on a budget list
JoshuaPosted at 20:24h, 17 April
Thailand looks best destination for me. Helpful list. Thanks…
Sweety SinghPosted at 21:32h, 18 May
Bolibia sounds interesting! Would love to go on a honeymoon with my hubby.