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Top 10 cheapest places to travel for 2024

Travelling doesn’t always mean you need to spend all of your savings. These cheapest places to travel are your best pick for a perfect holiday in the new year.

Ecuador

Surprise surprise, this country made a huge comeback a few years ago. By all means, Ecuador has issues such as poverty, a high theft rate, and drug scene. That being said, there are countless reasons why you should visit Ecuador. Incredible beaches, the Amazone and variety in species. Besides, four out of five expats say that there is a good financial balance and that the way of living is good. (I’m sure the good weather also helps). It’s also a great country for backpacking and full of friendly locals. That’s why we put Equador on the list for cheapest places to travel!

Albania

Never thought 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. Visit this page for more Off the Beaten Track destinations.

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One of the cheapest places to travel is Georgia

It’s one of those countries that is often overlooked, but Georgia is finally getting the credit it deserves. Lucky for us, it’s a great place for affordable travel. It’s natural (and stunning) landscape and green hills keeps attracting more tourists than ever. The most affordable has to be the food. Buy yourself a loaf of bread for just 40 cents and score some groceries on the local market for fruit and veggies. If you want to spoil yourself, consider staying at the top-notch Stamba hotel in Tiblisi. Find out about the 12 must-sees in Gerogia in a few days and add Georgia to your list of cheapest places to travel.

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Czech Republic

We’ve been to Prague and for the country’s capital, we were pleasantly surprised by how affordable everything was. From the food to shops and taxis. Other destinations in the Czech are even cheaper, and getting around. Many low-cost airlines fly to Prague, so all in all, you can say that Prague is a great pick for your cheapest places to travel list. Why go? Because of the stunning nature, mountains, lakes and let’s forget about the dreamy castles! 

Hungary

This country has an amazing capital that should be visited during summer. Budapest hosts amazing festivals and it’s a city full of history and culture. Best of all, it’s very very affordable!

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka currently has major financial issues and the instability keeps tourists away, unfortunately. However, travelers who do go, support the locals and we know you can make it as expensive as you want. Find a reasonable flight in the low season, and you’ve got yourself an amazing cheap travel destination. Jungle (including many elephants!), safari, beaches, good food, and lovely locals. Yes, Sri Lanka belongs on the cheapest places to travel list.


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Why Laos should be on your cheapest places to travel list

If you think Thailand is cheap, try Laos as your new SouthEast Asian destination. It’s a great option for backpackers and there are plenty of hostels to choose from. You won’t find large cities here but full of farmlands, which keeps it authentic. Go tubing in Vang Vieng, walk along with the rice fields, or rent a scooter and explore. Vietnam and Thailand are around the corner if you want to continue your affordable travel.

Mexico

Maybe it’s the vibe, the food, or the music. Mexico has been on the best travel lists all over the world and for a good reason. If you’re coming from the USA, this would be your best pick because it’s only a short flight. Check out these affordable beach towns; Playa del Carmen, Loreto, or even Cancun. You can make it as expensive or inexpensive as you want, so Mexico is a great country to add to your cheapest places to travel list. 

Argentina
This destination economy has been like a Yo-Yo diet. A few years ago we heard stories from travelers that were taken by surprise at how much they were spending on meals and accommodations, but the economy has changed again and things are looking up for travellers. Hotel prices are available for as little as €30,- per night if you’re staying in the city.

Maldives

Now, this may come as a surprise, and you probably didn’t think it would be in our cheapest places to travel list, but the Maldives is changing in a way that we like! Yes, the super deluxe resorts are still there, but the island is going through a transition and has more accommodations to suit every budget. We are not talking about Asian prices, but the change is there, and that’s a great thing! The most expensive thing would be your flight. It’s in our top 10 because it’s a destination that you should visit once in your lifetime. Find out where the most cheapest places to travel in the Maldives are.

Other cheapest places to travel

  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Spain, Europe
  • Croatia, Europe
  • Marocco, Africa

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