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19 Of The Cheapest Places To Vacation In The World

Lifestyle November 25, 2016 By Vincent

Winter blues getting you down? Need a vacation to recover after all of the festive stress? Just need some time away for a while but low on funds? Fear not travelers as here we look at 19 of the cheapest destinations in the world to get away to so you can make the most of your holidays. Getting your money's worth is always important so here we rank places by the typical cost of a day.

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From idyllic beach resorts to big cities, we show you the costs of some of the best places to be.


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19. Scarborough - Tobago

This small Caribbean island known for its white sandy beaches and tropical rainforest, Scarborough is its largest city and capital dominated by Fort King George, an 18th-century fortification named after King George III which now hosts a historic/archaeologic museum. The Carribean islands of Trinidad and Tobago are high on many people's lists of places to visit so it may surprise you how cheap this place is.

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Coffee: $2.38 £1.82

Beer: $2.05 (£1.57)

Bottle of water: $1.11 (£0.85)

Suncream: $12.50 (£9.57)

Insect repellent: $3.64 (£2.79)

3-course dinner with wine: $96.50 (£73.88)

18. Vancouver - Canada

One of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, there is plenty to see and do in this port city on the West Coast of the country. Coupling history and modernity, Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life as well as being a very popular tourist destination.

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Coffee: $2.09 (£1.60)

Beer:  $4.74 (£3.63)

Bottle of water: $1.66 (£1.27)

Suncream: $7.90 (£6.05)

Insect repellent: $6.52 (£4.99)

3-course dinner with wine: $92.90 (£71.13)


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17. Santiago - Chile

Chile's capital and largest city, it has a downtown core of 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles  which make it an architectural dream to walk through with buildings dating back to colonial times. Situated in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level, it has a wealth of natural and man-made wonders surrounding it.

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Coffee: $4.02 (£3.08)

Beer: $4.82 (£3.69)

Bottle of water: $1.61 (£1.23)

Suncream: $12.87 (£9.85)

Insect repellent: $16.08 (£12.31)

3-course dinner with wine: $77.17 (£59.08)

16. New York City - United States

Yes, you wouldn't have thought it but NYC is actually pretty cheap for the day to day stuff. Granted, everything else may be pretty darn pricey but the savvy traveler can actually make the most of their money if they know what they're doing and this cultural center of America is famed for its skyscrapers, theaters, delis and shops all offering up something to revel in.

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Coffee: $1.74 (£1.33)

Beer: $4.96 (£3.80)

Bottle of water: $0.99 (£0.76)

Suncream: $7.44 (£5.70)

Insect repellent: $4.45 (£3.41)

3-course dinner with wine: $84.44 (£64.65)

15. Punta Cana - Dominican Republic

Part of the Easternmost province of the Dominican Republic, the area has beaches and balnearios which face both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s. With cool breezes along the coastlines of beautiful beaches and lush, verdant areas directly inland, there's no surprise as to why it is so popular.

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Coffee: $1.72 (£1.32)

Beer: $2.98 (£2.28)

Bottle of water: $0.46 (£0.35)

Suncream: $7 (£5.26)

Insect repellent: $6.87 (£5.26)

3-course dinner with wine: $80.25 (£61.42)

14. Seoul - South Korea

The capital of South Korea is known for its innovative tech hubs that see the city forever pushing forward and incorporating the latest designs and technology into its expanding limits whilst still maintaining those vital areas of history and culture (Including World Heritage sites). You'd think all this would make it a fairly costly place to visit but you'd be wrong.

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Coffee: $2.90 (£2.22)

Beer: $3.87 (£2.96)

Bottle of water: $0.82 (£0.63)

Suncream: $4.68 (£3.70)

Insect repellent: £1.41 ($1.84)

3-course dinner with wine: £66.55 ($86.95)

13. Penang - Malaysia

A Malaysian state often referred to as 'the Silicon Valley of The East', Penang has a wealth of tech start-ups, young and hungry entrepreneurs and the innovative ideas they bring with them. Highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language and religion the region benefits from both a grand history and a modern and promising economy.

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Coffee: $3.53 (£2.70)

Beer: $6.92 (£5.30)

Bottle of water: $0.94 (£0.72)

Suncream: $15.06 (£11.53)

Insect repellent: $5.77 (£4.42)

3-course dinner with wine: $64.11 (£49.07)

12. Tamarindo - Costa Rica

A small town in Costa Rica of about 500 people, its numbers swell by nearly ten times during tourist season due to its surfing and eco-tourism scenes that attract people from across the globe. It's relative cheapness also holds some appeal but its sandy beaches, national marine park and wealth of extreme sports options don't harm its attractiveness either. 

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Coffee: $1.80 (£1.38)

Beer: $2.40 (£1.84)

Bottle of water: $2.21 (£1.69)

Suncream: $9.92 (£7.59)

Insect repellent: $7.21 (£5.52)

3-course dinner with wine: $76.15 (£58.28)

11. Hoi An - Vietnam

Not as well known as the capital, Hanoi, but Hoi An is a gorgeous city on Vietnam's central coast that has a beautifully preserved ancient town dating right back to the 16th century. A UNESCO world heritage site, its architecture has been influenced by different settlers from across the globe over time making a wonderful mix and match of different styles.

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Coffee: $3.11 (£2.38)

Beer: $3.64 (£2.79)

Bottle of water: $2.53 (£1.94)

Suncream: $7.30 (£5.59)

Insect repellent: $4.87 (£3.73)

3-course dinner with wine: $73.95 (£56.62)

10. Grand Baie - Mauritius

A coastal village on the gorgeous island of Mauritius, it is the perfect place for diving or boating adventures or just lounging about on the sandy beaches. In the 17th century, the Dutch used to call Grand Baie 'De Bogt Zonder Eynt', which meant the 'Bay Without End' due to the endless views of azure waters.

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Coffee: $2.25 (£1.72)

Beer: $3.74 (£2.86)

Bottle of water: $1.99 (£1.52)

Suncream: $17.03 (£13.04)

Insect repellent: $5.54 (£4.24)

3-course dinner with wine: $64.34 (£49.26)

9. Orlando - United States

A city in central Florida, it is the theme park capital of the world with more than a dozen in the city limits and although the parks themselves may not be the best places to pick up essentials, it can be fairly cheap outside of these to get your day to day items. Part of America's 'sun-belt' it often has amazing weather.

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Coffee: $1.99 (£1.52)

Beer: $4.96 (£3.80)

Bottle of water: $1.99 (1.52)

Suncream: $7.94 (£6.08)

Insect repellent: $4.96 (£3.80)

3-course dinner with wine: $64.57 (£49.44)

8. Lima - Peru

The capital of Peru, Lima overlooks the Pacific Ocean and sits in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country. With a grand history, the city is filled colonial architecture, museums, shopping centers and parks. Despite being the capital of the country, it remains reasonably cheap to visit.

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Coffee: $3.80 (£2.91)

Beer: $3.16 (£2.42)

Bottle of water: $1.89 (£1.45)

Suncream: $15.83 (£12.12)

Insect repellent: $6.33 (£4.85)

3-course dinner with wine: $56.99 (£43.63)

7. Phuket - Thailand

A rainforested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea , Phuket is a province in Thailand and has some of the most popular beaches in the country with the main town are of Phuket City having many clubs and bars for the party going tourist who enjoys a lively nightlife. This mixture of natural sights and a vibrant party scene has made it an extremely popular destination.

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Coffee: $1.80 (£1.38)

Beer: $2.25 (£1.72)

Bottle of water: $0.61 (£0.47)

Suncream: $4.73 (£3.62)

Insect repellent: $2.64 (£2.02)

3-course dinner with wine: $75.02 (£57.44)

6. Cancun - Mexico

A luxury beach resort on the coastline of Mexico that overlooks the Carribean sea, it incorporates, white, sandy beaches with high-end hotels, bars and restaurants land all for a relatively low price. Alongside all this leisure and luxury there are also many archaeological sites that lend an air of history to the city.

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Coffee: $2.47 (£1.89)

Beer: $2.70 (£2.07)

Bottle of water: $1.02 (£0.78)

Suncream: $10.75 (£8.23)

Insect repellent: $4.61 (£3.53)

3-course dinner with wine: $58.50 (£44.79)

5. Colombo - Sri Lanka

Commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, the island nation lies off of the South coast of India and is a popular tourist destination due to its large harbor, famous landmarks and location near glorious jungle regions. With colonial rule from both the Portuguese and the British, its architectural and cultural influences are evident.

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Coffee: $1.66 (£1.27)

Beer: $2.82 (£2.16)

Bottle of water: $0.90 (£0.69)

Suncream: $6.40 (£4.90)

Insect repellent: $5.28 (£4.04)

3-course dinner with wine: $60.24 (£46.12)

4. Mombasa - Kenya

The second largest city in Kenya, Mombasa sits on the coast as a regional cultural and economic hub. Mombasa's situation on the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading center, and it has been controlled by many countries because of its strategic location. As such the cultural imprints are evident all around.

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Coffee: $2.08 (£1.59) 

Beer: $2.60 (£1.99)

Bottle of water: $1.41 (£1.08)

Suncream: $14.58 (£11.16)

Insect repellent: $4.17 (£3.19)

3-course dinner with wine: $54.66 (£41.85)

3. Tokyo - Japan

A shining technological hub of the most advanced innovations in amongst the ancient cultures of the Emporers and samurais, you wouldn't have thought Tokyo could be that cheap and, a lot of things simply aren't but for these practical, day to day things the capital of Japan is actually not that bad at all and ranks very highly on our list.

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Coffee: $2.69 (£2.06)

Beer: $5.39 (£4.13)

Bottle of water: $2.10 (£1.61)

Suncream: $3.97 (£3.04)

Insect repellent: $5.37 (£4.11)

3-course dinner with wine: $51.97 (£39.79)

2. Bali - Indonesia

Forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs all contribute to the beauty of the Indonesian island of Bali alongside the ancient religious sites like the cliffside Uluwatu Temple. Parts of the island have a lively nightlife too as well as a wealth of relaxation and yoga retreats being a part of its tourism industry.

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Coffee: $2.05 (£1.57)

Beer: $1.38 (£1.06)

Bottle of water: $0.40 (£0.31)

Suncream: $14.25 (£10.99)

Insect repellent: $0.82 (£0.63)

3-course dinner with wine: $49-08 (£37.58)

1. Cape Town - South Africa

On the South West coast of South Africa is the port city Cape Town which is famed for the magnificent Table mountain that overlooks the city whilst it is also home to the infamous Robben Island prison that held Nelson Mandela during the years of apartheid. The busy harbor sees boats drift in and out of the bay whilst revelers often head to the beach.

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Coffee: $1.44 (£1.10)

Beer: $1.79 (£1.37)

Bottle of water: $0.86 (£0.66)

Suncream: $8.59 (£6.58)

Insect repellent: $5.72 (£4.38)

3-course dinner with wine: $35.79 (£27.40)







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