After years of pent-up demand for travel, people are leaving to see new and exciting places. It costs money, and the more we spend, the less we can travel. Do you want to spend less and travel more? We have you covered with a great list of some of the cheapest places to travel to.
The 9 Cheapest Places to Travel To
For the price that someone may pay for a fancy dinner in one of your favorite restaurants, you can pay that amount on a whole day’s worth of travel expenses in countries such as Vietnam, Mexico, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Portugal, a few countries. It can cost anywhere from $30-$ 50 a day per person.
Here is a list of unique cheap places to travel to that won’t break your budget. Each country will have many things to do, good food to eat, and affordable living. The more you save, the more you can travel for your next adventure.
Vietnam is one of the cheapest destinations in Asia to travel to. There are so many things that make Vietnam a great destination. From the beautiful limestone islands in Halong Bay to the beachside resorts to the lush, great forests and affordable food, Vietnam is well worth the experience. It leaves you with leftover money to explore more countries.
Thailand is known for beautiful beaches, islands, and Mango sticky rice. As a destination, it is also known for being very budget-friendly.
The budget-friendly backpackers come from northern Thailand, where Chiang Mai is located. Dorms can go for $5 a night with a nice hotel room for $20-30. The affordability of food and the kindness of people will keep those travelers wanting to stay indefinitely.
When people think of Indonesia, they think of the islands, Bali, and beautiful beaches. It is true that Indonesia is full of wonderful islands to swim, Scuba Dive, and enjoy life. Bali makes everyone come and visit, but there are other big islands like Java and Lombok that attract people as well.
The best part of Indonesia is transportation, food, and accommodation affordability. You can save and enjoy life simultaneously, which is a plus for any budget-thinking traveler.
4. The Philippines
It is just one of the cheapest places to travel to, with affordable accommodations, fantastic food, and inexpensive transportation. Find a spot to visit, and take a flight to this affordable country.
Taiwan is one of the most developed countries in Asia. The country boasts of beauty, from beaches to lush green mountains. The people bring about hospitality and kindness, and you know you are in one of the safest countries in the world.
The great thing about a developed country is the affordability of traveling around it. With affordable transportation and meals costing less than a couple of dollars, you can venture and see most of the country on a budget. Accommodations can be found on Airbnb, in hostels, and in local hotels, where prices allow you to stay longer.
Could India be the cheapest country on this list? India can be very inexpensive. It would help if you learned to haggle, bargain, and find great deals; the cash savings will be plentiful. India is full of fantastic food, sights, and even beautiful beaches.
Accommodations can save you money from dirt cheap ones that can cost $5 to food off the street that is cheap (beware of Delhi belly). If you book things in person at local tourist offices, you can often find better deals than the ones online. So come and travel to this wonderful country full of culture for cheap.
Known for Dracula, Romania comes on this list as one of the cheapest countries in Europe. It has hostels ranging from $10-15 a night and food that is hearty and good but does not break the bank.
Public transportation is reliable and affordable and allows you to save so much money. Check out this great country and save.
One of the most underrated countries is the Republic of Georgia. Sitting by the Caucasus Mountains, this beautiful European country is starting to thrive. It has affordable transportation that can cost $1 on the mini-busses to restaurants that may cost as little as $3 a meal. There is so much to see and do; each saving you have means more to explore in this underrated country.
Albania is a beautiful country that has yet to see the rise of tourism that you may find in countries like Croatia. With beautiful beaches and old Ottoman cities, it is a great place to travel to that is friendly on your budget. In this untouched country, you learn the history, explore the scenery and save on food and lodging. A meal can cost as low as $2, and a hotel can come in at $10. So check this country out before the wave of tourism brings it closer to many other destinations.
Bonus Country (Because There Are So Many!)
Guatemala should be on everyone’s list. It is a country full of volcanoes, lush green forests, coffee, and a great climate. They also have sites like Tikal, Lake Atitlan, and the wonderful Semuc Champey.
With so much to see, you would hope this country would be affordable, and it is one of the best affordable countries to travel to. With food as cheap as $1-2 and accommodations ranging from $10-15 at dorms. You can save so much money and see some of the most extraordinary sights in Central America.
Which Country Is on Your List?
Travel does not have to be expensive. With the right tools in your hand and the knowledge of how to live frugally, you can make a trip very affordable. These countries are just a few of the cheapest places to travel to. They won’t break the bank but only allow you to travel more. Take a chance and find a flight so you can travel and see more of the world.
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Steve Cummings is the founder of the personal finance blog The Frugal Expat. As a traveler and expat, he has learned a lot about how to save money, live frugally, and invest for the future. His mission is to help people in saving, investing, and reaching financial independence.