TORONTO — Got budget-conscious clients? Need a recommendation for a cheap holiday destination that doesn’t skimp on culture and attractions? If so, you may want to take a closer look at Bulgaria, which has just been named the cheapest holiday destination of 2018 in the 10th annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer.
Compiled by Post Office Travel Money in the U.K., the Barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items, including dinner for two with wine at a local restaurant, sunscreen, coffee from a local café, and a large bottle of mineral water.
After averaging all costs, the Barometer found that Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach resort offered the most affordable items, coming in at just under £38. Tokyo wasn’t far behind at just over £43, while the Algarve, which was the cheapest holiday resort for the last two years, slipped to third place with an average bill of £44.25.
On the other end of the spectrum, budget travellers way want to rethink heading to China Town in Singapore, where the average cost of items was found to be £153.72. Jumeirah in Dubai will also cost a pretty penny (£141.23), as will Muscat in Oman (£141).
Here is the complete list of cheapest holiday destinations for 2018:
- Bulgaria (Sunny Beach) £37.92
- Japan (Tokyo) £43.14
- Portugal (Algarve) £44.25
- Czech Republic (Prague) £53.40
- South Africa (Cape Town) £54.95
- Spain (Costa del Sol) £55.20
- Turkey (Marmaris) £55.65
- Cyprus (Paphos) £57.72
- Croatia (Porec) £61.54
- Hungary (Budapest) £65.39
- Vietnam (Hoi An) £65.85
- Indonesia (Bali) £66.61