Cheapest Countries to Visit in 2022 (On Less Than $30 a Day)

vietnam rice fields

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Want to travel around the world without breaking the bank? Can you save more money by travelling than by staying at home?

The answer to that is: Yep, you can!

As I always say, international travel doesn’t have to be expensive at all – and we’re talking less than $30 a day kinda travel. And yes – that includes warm winter escapes to top exotic destinations in Southeast Asia, and even a summer holiday on Mediterranean islands can be done on this budget!

How is that even possible? You may ask.

Herein lies the art of budget travel.

There are a number of factors that make this possible, including: the places you visit, the, time of the year you go, the mode of transport you use, where you eat, and even things like spotting a bargain, and knowing when you’re being overcharged.

 

In all my seven years of travel, the budget travel/backpack adventures are – hands down – some of the most memorable and happiest experiences in my life. 

And so, from my own travel experiences, careful research, and advice from friends in different countries, I’ve put together a list of the cheapest places to travel in 2022 (on less than $30 a day).

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Budget Travel Guide: 

 

The daily prices below are aggregated and averaged from thousands of real travellers from Budget Your Trip, as well as various other sources, updated as of January 2022. The daily average is in USD and based on a shoestring budget (low range) to mid-range accommodation (high range).

This is a general guide only, so you can comfortably spend less than the daily averages displayed here, or you can even spend more, to suit your trip.

Cheapest Countries to Visit in 2022 (On Less Than $30 a Day)

Cheapest Countries to Visit in Asia:

1: Cambodia

angkor

Cambodia is up there alongside India, the cheapest country I have ever visited in the world, let alone Asia.

Situated between Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, Cambodia boasts stunning white sand beaches that could rival Thailands (minus the crowds), impressive golden temples and royal palaces, floating villages, and my favourite spot: the ancient ruins at Angkor.

There’s still very few tourists visiting Cambodia, compared to neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand, which makes it a very enticing place to visit in 2021, before the tourism bubble really begins to take off.

Places to visit: Siem Reap, Tonle Sap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh (capital city)

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.50-1
  • Beer: $0.50
  • Meals (budget): $5 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $12 per day
  • Budget hostel: $8 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $13 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $2-5 per day
  • Scooter hire: $3 per day
  • Entertainment: $4-8 per day
  • full body massage: $3 per hour
 

Daily Average: $13 (budget), $34 (mid-range)

 

Travel Tip: Cambodia is one of the very few places in Asia that’s both warm AND dry during the winter months, there is no risk of showers like there is in Thailand or Indonesia, for example. This makes Cambodia the perfect place to visit all year round, including the wet season of December-February.

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2. Vietnam

vietnam rice fields

Vietnam is one of my favourite places in the world, mainly for its mind-blowing street food alone.

Aside from the glorious food, Vietnam is packed with rich culture and powerful history, stunning scenery, and architecture influenced by the Chinese and colonial French, as well as Vietnamese and modern day designs.

A visa is a little costly for Vietnam, and I found prices were slightly higher than Cambodia, but I could only notice this because I travelled there straight after Cambodia.

Thus, it is still quite a cheap place to visit, and with its more developed infrastructure and experienced tourist industry, it’s worthy of making the list of cheapest countries to visit in 2021.

Places to visit: Hanoi (capital), Sapa Rice Terraces, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-2
  • Beer: $0.50
  • Meals (budget): $5 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $11 per day
  • Budget hostel: $8 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $22 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $2-6 per day
  • Scooter hire: $3 per day
  • Entertainment: $4-8 per day
  • full body massage: $4 per hour
 

Daily Average: $15 (budget), $40 (mid-range)

3. India

taj mahal 3

I’ve visited India four times, and each time I am amazed at how ridiculously dirt cheap everything is here.

It’s a totally different economy as soon as you land here – cheap living costs make India one of the top places to travel for backpackers.

You can gorge on delicious food that costs peanuts, seriously. And drinks are cents – just 30 cents for a cup of coffee and 40 cents for a fresh young coconut.

Expect prices to be slightly higher in the north than in the south, but this is nothing to concern even the tightest shoestring backpacker.

I once went to a hairdressers for a haircut a couple of times in Dehradun, and they offered me tea/coffee, and gave me a head, neck, back, feet and arm massage, along with my haircut. And the total price? $5!

Be sure to check prices on domestic flights in India – sometimes you can find an absolute bargain, other times you might be better off taking the sleeper train.

Click here to read my 4 day travel itinerary for Delhi and Agra

Places to visit: Delhi (capital city), Agra, Jaipur, Sikkim, Goa, Bengaluru, Kerala

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.30-2
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $7 per day
  • Budget hostel: $6 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $17 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $1-4 per day
  • Scooter hire: $4 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $5-10
  • Sleeper train AC class: $15-25 per person
  • Entertainment: $2-6 per day

Budget Tip: enjoy FREE food and accommodation in India! Yep, you can use coach surfing in India, and there are homestays in places like Amritsar, that provide free stay and food. If you visit the Golden Temple there, they serve free food all day long.

 

Daily Average: $10 (budget), $30 (mid-range)

4. Nepal

nepal kathmandu

Nepal is without a doubt one of the cheapest countries you can visit in the world, even cheaper than India.

Perfect for backpackers and hikers, the Himalayan country is famous for being a very spiritual place with zero western influence, and of course is hugely popular with trekkers and climbers who long to fulfil their ambition of reaching Everest Basecamp.

Though, if you really want to stretch your budget in Nepal, be sure to skip the big hotels and live like a local in the smaller towns, where you can find cheap private rooms for as little as $2 a night.

Places to visit: Kathmandu (capital), Pokhara, Sauraha

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.30-2
  • Beer: $1.50
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $8 per day
  • Budget hostel: $4 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $12 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $0.75-2 per day
  • Scooter hire: $3 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $2-4
  • Entertainment: $3-8 per day
 

Daily Average: $10 (budget), $26 (mid-range)

5. Laos

kuang si waterfalls

Another absolutely stunning Southeast Asian country that’s still untouched by tourism.

This is mainly due to the lack of beaches, plus the fact it is still catching up with its neighbours, which explains why everything is cheap here. Nonetheless, it is packed with authenticity and an abundance of natural beauty. Laos sits between China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, and is often featured on the popular backpacker trail through those countries.

I plan to include Laos in my itinerary later this year as I travel around north Vietnam, Laos, north Thailand, and Myanmar.

Places to visit: Vientiane (capital), Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfalls

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.30-2
  • Beer: $0.50
  • Meals (budget): $4 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $11 per day
  • Budget hostel: $4 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $11 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $1-4 per day
  • Scooter hire: $3 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $4-10
  • Entertainment: $2-5 per day

Daily Average: $11 (budget), $28 (mid-range)

6. Sri Lanka

sri lanka train

Sri Lanka is the ultimate backpacker’s paradise, a cheap travel destination, it has everything on offer – adventure, beaches, waterfalls, food, and culture, and all at excellent value for money.

There’s so much to see and do in Sri Lanka, you’d never get bored and even a month here wouldn’t be enough to cover the whole island.

Places to visit: Colombo (capital), Jaffna, Kandy

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.30-2
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $8 per day
  • Budget hostel: $6 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $19 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $1-3 per day
  • Scooter hire: $4 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $9-22
  • Entertainment: $4-11 per day
 

Daily Average: $13 (budget), $37 (mid-range)

7. Iran

iranian mosque

Don’t be put off by the recent bad press on Iran – tourism is an important aspect of Iran’s fragile economy that is only growing year by year.

And there’s a good reason why – Iran is home to some of the most impressive mosques on earth. The perfection, colours and intricate detail in these mosques (and in nearly every other important building) is absolutely mind-blowing.

And lets not forget how super cheap the food is here – and we’re talking delicious world-class Persian cuisine.

Being an enormous country, Iran boasts world-class landscapes too – from snowcapped mountains in the north to red sand deserts in the south, and lush countryside in between. Iran has been on my bucket list for ages, I would love to plan a tour around this country someday.

And here’s another fantastic thing about Iran: it’s one of the cheapest countries to visit on this list!

Places to visit: Isfahan, Tehran (capital), Shiraz, Yazd

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.50-2
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $6 per day
  • Budget hostel: $13 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $35 per night
  • Public transportation: $0.50-1.50 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $3-7
  • Entertainment: $1.80-4 per day

 

Daily Average: $18 (budget), $46 (mid-range)


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8. Bali & Indonesia

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Say what? You heard right – Bali is one of the cheapest travel destinations you can visit (if you know where to go, that is!)

Though technically not a country – an island district within Indonesia, the island itself draws as many tourists as the entire country! As you can imagine.

So, can you really spend less than $30 a day in Bali??

Yes, you can. The secret is to visit the NORTH of Bali – where there are far less tourists, and everything – from the food, accommodation, and activities – is cheaper. Driving just an hour north from Kuta or Canggu will take you into a totally different environment where you’ll notice the prices drop significantly. So it’s easily doable to bag a cheap vacation in Bali!

Plus, the north region is the true, hidden beauty of Bali.

You can read more about north Bali in my post: Top 10 Things to See & Do in North Bali

Places to visit in north Bali: Angseri, Munduk, Lovina, Ubud

Places to visit in Indonesia: East Java, Jakarta, Flores, Lombok Island

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $5 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $14 per day
  • Budget hostel: $10 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $29 per night
  • Local transport (taxi): $2-6 per day
  • Scooter hire: $4 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $4.50-13
  • Entertainment: $3-9 per day
  • Full body massage: $5 per hour

Travel Tip: Stay in homestays for a more authentic experience and better value for money. Plus, your hosts will be very friendly, and help you purchase tour/excursion tickets at discount prices.

 

Daily Average: $19 (budget), $52 (mid-range)

Cheapest Countries to Visit in Europe:

European countries are known for being notoriously expensive to travel, and are especially a challenge for us budget travellers and backpackers. 

Believe it or not, the two cheapest countries to visit in this post, are both in Europe! (Well technically, straddling the European and Asian continents).

You might be surprised by the prices below. And you’ll likely not be surprised that the obvious destinations of Western Europe don’t make this list. 

But I can tell you from my experience: some of my favourite places from countless travels in Europe, with hidden gems and world-class scenery, are found in Eastern Europe.

9. Turkey

cappadocia turkey

Arguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and yet Turkey is one of the cheapest countries in the world you can visit. How?

It boasts everything from rich Roman and Ottoman history to stunning white sand beaches, breathtaking waterfalls to colourful bazaars, picturesque landscapes to intricately impressive Islamic architecture.

Aside from the museums and alleys of Istanbul, you’ll find gems like Izmir, Antalya, and especially Cappadocia, and you’ll be amazed how easy it is to enjoy these places on a budget.

Places to visit: Istanbul, Izmir, Alanya, Cappadocia

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-2
  • Beer: $1.50
  • Meals (budget): $2 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $5 per day
  • Budget hostel: $6 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $17 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $0.8-2 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $3-9
  • Entertainment: $3-9 per day
 

Daily Average: $19 (budget), $28 (mid-range)

10. Ukraine

cathedral kiev

One of Europe’s largest and easternmost countries, Ukraine is sprinkled with gorgeous towns and cities, each packed with impressive, enormous Orthodox churches, chic cafes, and museums that hold stories to the country’s incredible past.

A visit to Kiev a few years ago really surprised me when I saw the prices of everything – from cappuccinos to Uber fares. For a grand and glitzy city, I was expecting stuff to cost more, but I was not disappointed.

There’s more to the Ukraine than those countless (yet beautiful) shiny Orthodox churches. This diverse country has relics of it’s Soviet past, a breathtaking countryside, and an old nuclear site that’s becoming one of the hottest tourist spots in Europe, thanks to some TV documentary.

Places to visit: Kiev (capital), Lviv, Odessa Catacombs

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-2
  • Beer: $1.50
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $7 per day
  • Budget hostel: $8 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $20 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $0.5-1 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $7-24
  • Entertainment: $1-3 per day
 

Daily Average: $12 (budget), $31 (mid-range)

11. Serbia

belgrade serbia

The Balkan nation of Serbia is one of the cheapest places you can visit – ranking THIRD on this list of cheapest countries in the world.

The capital, Belgrade, is not only one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Europe, but also arguably the most developed city in the region – with its excellent transport network, and a modern city and old town side-by-side, it has a host of museums and monuments, shops, cafes and restaurants, and a pretty cool street art scene with some highly political themes.

Places to visit: Belgrade (capital), Novi Sad, Nis

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-2
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $8 per day
  • Budget hostel: $4 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $9 per night
  • Public transportation: $3-9 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $0.5-1
  • Entertainment: $2-4 per day

Did you know: Serbia is the birthplace of Nikola Tesla – one of the world’s greatest scientists. There’s a museum in Belgrade dedicated to him.

 

Daily Average: $10 (budget), $23 (mid-range)

12. Bosnia & Herzegovina

mostar bosnia

The former Yugoslavian country of Bosnia & Herzegovina is full of hidden gems that has pleasantly surprised many backpackers travelling Europe.

I was blown away when I visited Bosnia a few years ago and I highly recommend it. The capital, Sarajevo, has an impressive mix of culture and nightlife. Venturing out into the country, you’ll be amazed by quiet little gems like Tuzla, Visegrad, and of course Mostar – which is seeing an increasing number of tourists due to its iconic bridge.

Places to visit: Sarajevo (capital), Tuzla, Blagaj, Mostar

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-2
  • Beer: $0.5
  • Meals (budget): $9 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $23 per day
  • Budget hostel: $11 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $26 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $3-7 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $7-18
  • Entertainment: $3-7 per day
 

Daily Average: $24 (budget), $59 (mid-range)

13. Georgia

tbilisi georgia

Georgia – the country that sits between the European and Asian continents, is often overlooked by travellers, but shouldn’t be.

For budget travellers, there’s a very good reason to visit Georgia – at just $6 a day, it tops this list as THE cheapest country to visit!

Some know Georgia as the former Soviet republic and birthplace of Stalin, but there’s far more to Georgia than that. The country is culturally rich, the food is delicious, and it even has its own, beautifully unique language structure that is totally different from Latin or Cyrillic.

Low tourism is a major factor why everything is so cheap here.

Places to visit: Tbilisi (capital), Batumi, Mtskheta

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.75-2
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $2 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $6 per day
  • Budget hostel: $2 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $6 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $0.75-1.80 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $1.50-4
  • Entertainment: $3-8 per day
 

Travel Tip: Be sure to try Coachsurfing (free accommodation) here. It’s becoming more popular in Georgia due to the generous and hospitable nature of Georgians.

Daily Average: $6 (budget), $16 (mid-range)

 

Georgia costs less than 10 US Dollars a day!

14. Armenia

armenia

Armenia is another one of those destinations with super low tourism, yet is packed with so much natural beauty.

The former Soviet Republic has a picturesque, mountainous landscape, and is considered to be the earliest civilisation in Christendom, with Armenian being one of the first languages into which the Bible was translated.

Plus, there’s another reason Armenia is the perfect destination for budget backpackers: it is SECOND on this list of cheapest countries to visit, and it borders Georgia, which ranks FIRST on this list, so geographically, the two countries could easily make the perfect itinerary for an ultra-budget adventure!

Places to visit: Yerevan (capital), Lake Sevan, Ararat

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $0.75-2
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $4 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $8 per day
  • Budget hostel: $4 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $8 per night
  • Public transportation: $0.75-2 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $3-8
  • Entertainment: $0.40-1 per day
 

Daily Average: $8 (budget), $19 (mid-range)

 

Armenia costs less than 10 US Dollars a day!

What is the cheapest country to visit in Europe?

At a cost of just six US Dollars per day, Georgia is the cheapest place to visit in Europe, followed by Armenia. Though technically, both these countries straddle the European and Asian continents. Bulgaria is also widely considered the cheapest country to visit in Europe.

Cheapest Countries to Visit in the Americas:

 

There’s a widely held belief that South American countries are expensive to travel. Well you may be surprised to find there are some pretty cheap places there, if you know where to go. One of these (Colombia), is among the Top 5 cheapest countries in this post.

15. Bolivia

la paz bolivia

South America has its share of cheap places to visit, even on a shoestring budget, if you veer away from the tourist path.

It’s widely known for iconic spots in Argentina, Peru, and of course Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. But there are a host of crazy beautiful places that could still be considered ‘hidden’ gems, all over countries like Bolivia and Colombia.

In Bolivia, you can easily live on less than $30 a day in the authentic and highly cultural cities of La Paz and Uyuni.

Places to visit: La Paz, Sucre (capital), Uyuni Salt Flats

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $4 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $10 per day
  • Budget hostel: $3 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $8 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $0.8-2 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $6-20
  • Entertainment: $4-14 per day
 

Daily Average: $11 (budget), $27 (mid-range)

16. Colombia

colombia

Colombia easily rivals Brazil and Peru as one of the hottest tourist destinations in South America, and at a fraction of the price.

It’s home to the world’s largest palm trees, breathtaking mountainous landscapes, colourful colonial towns, stunning beaches, and much more.

Places to visit: Bogota (capital), Cartagena, Medellin

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $7 per day
  • Budget hostel: $4 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $11 per night
  • Public transportation: $1.40-4 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $4-12
  • Entertainment: $4-12 per day
 

Daily Average: $10 (budget), $28 (mid-range)

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17. Mexico

mexico

You’re probably wondering why Mexico made the list of cheapest countries to visit in 2020 and I’ll tell you why – there’s more to Mexico than Cancun!

Not that you shouldn’t visit Cancun, of course. For first-timers travelling to Mexico – Cancun, and the Yucatan region in general, is the perfect place to start. Click here to read more about travelling the Yucatan on a budget (and download my free travel cheatsheet)

Since the Yucatan is the most iconic and touristy place in Mexico, prices are gonna be considerably higher, naturally. 

However, once you venture inland from the Riviera Maya, you’ll notice everything is suddenly WAY more affordable. 

And in the neighbouring state of Oaxaca, you will get serious value for money when it comes to food, accommodation, and travel. I have yet to visit Oaxaca and would love to visit one day.

Places to visit: Oaxaca City, Merida, Guadalajara, Mexico City

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $5 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $12 per day
  • Budget hostel: $9 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $26 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $2.50-7 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $7.50-20
  • Entertainment: $9-15 per day
 

Daily Average: $19 (budget), $52 (mid-range)

Cheapest Countries to Visit in Africa:

18. Morocco

chefchaouen

Unsurprisingly one of the most popular bucket list tourist destinations on earth, and you’ll be pleased to know its one of the cheapest countries to visit too.

The country famed for its history of Bedouin and Berber origins mixed with Arab, French and African influences has given Morocco a unique identity.

As well as impressive Islamic architecture, chaotic souks, camel safaris and the eye-catching blue city of Chefchaouen, there’s vast desert landscapes and snow-capped mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and endless, unspoiled coastlines.

Places to visit: Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tangiers

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $5 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $12 per day
  • Budget hostel: $9 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $21 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $1.50-4 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $4-11
  • Entertainment: $2-5 per day
 

Daily Average: $17 (budget), $41 (mid-range)

19. Ethiopia

blue nile falls

This rugged and diverse east-African nation has everything from ancient culture, great food, and tropical wildlife.

One of the best things about Ethiopia is that it’s much cheaper to visit than other African countries like South Africa, and neighbouring Kenya, and yet has just as much to offer, including safari tours and action packed adventure. 

This is mainly because Ethiopia isn’t yet established as a popular tourist destination like those other countries are.

Places to visit: Addis Ababa (capital), Lalibela, Gondar

 

Average Prices:

 
  • Cup of coffee: $1-3
  • Beer: $1
  • Meals (budget): $3 per day
  • Meals (mid-range): $9 per day
  • Budget hostel: $7 per person
  • Mid-range hotel: $22 per night
  • Local transport (taxi, buses): $1-3 per day
  • City-to-city travel: $5-13
  • Entertainment: $5-16 per day
 

Daily Average: $13 (budget), $38 (mid-range)

Commonly Asked Questions

 

What is the Cheapest and Safest Country to Visit?

When it comes to safety, there’s no concise way of measuring on a scale. There are many factors that affect safety, and you’ll be surprised to find that incidences such as theft/pickpocketing are a common occurrence that happens EVERYWHERE – including in your very own hometown/city.

There are political tensions and conflicts in many countries, and it’s up to you whether you decide to follow the official government advice of your country or not (in my case, I usually don’t).

While I will always advise taking caution wherever you go, you’ll be surprised by how friendly and welcoming people are in countries that are not in the ‘good books’ of certain Western governments. 

 

So, Which is Cheapest Country to Visit?

Incredibly, the first three entries are European countries. From the countries listed in the post above, here’s the Top 5 cheapest countries to visit in 2021:

  1. Georgia – $6 (budget), 16 (mid-range)
  2. Armenia – $8 (budget), $19 (mid-range)
  3. Serbia – $10 (budget), $23 (mid-range)
  4. Nepal – $10 (budget), $26 (mid-range)
  5. Colombia – $10 (budget), $28 (mid-range)

 

 

What is the most expensive country to fly to?

For travellers from the US and Canada, the most expensive flights are European and Middle Eastern countries (ie: Belgium, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates). However, flights between European cities are very cheap – you can fly from the UK to France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria etc. for as little as £13 ($20) one way.

Learn all my best tips for booking the cheapest flights here:

 

 

Which is the most expensive country?

According to recent reports, Switzerland is still the most expensive country to live in. Norway ranks second, followed by Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Bahamas, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

 

 

Where is the cheapest holiday destination 2022?

At a cost of just six US Dollars per day, Georgia is the cheapest holiday destination of 2022!

Book Your Trip: Budget Tips & Tricks

 

Flights:

As always, I source the cheapest flights on the web from Skyscanner and Kiwi.com. They are considered the top flight search engines for the best deals.

Accommodation:

I use Booking to find fantastic cheap stays with free cancellation options. 

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance will protect you from theft, injury, illness, and cancellations. A safety net in case anything goes wrong, I never leave without it. World Nomads is my favourite agent for total peace of mind.

Tours:

I book all my fave activities and guided tours on Get Your Guide & Viator – they do superb deals whilst offering excellent customer support.

Head over to my Travel Tools page for all my best travel tips & advice and everything you need for your trip.

Further Reading: 

 

 

Thank you for reading my post:

Cheapest Countries to Visit in 2022 (On Less Than $30 a Day)

 

I hope this gives you inspiration to visit these countries!

 





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Lover of epic adventures, budget travel, and fine coffee. When not travelling, Billy teaches dance, and creates performances on commissioned projects.

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