45+ Cheap Countries To Visit From Australia That Won’t Break The Bank

Do you want to go abroad but need to know which nations are within your price range?

The good thing is that you’ll find plenty of places where an Australian dollar will go further, allowing you to stay in luxurious hotels, eat mouthwatering cuisine, and participate in exciting recreational opportunities without breaking the bank.

These are the top 10 countries for a getaway from Australia that will help you stay within budget.

Cheap Countries To Visit From Australia

The Island of Bali, Indonesia

1. The Island of Bali, Indonesia

It’s common knowledge that countries in Asia are among the most budget-friendly places to travel and live. Even though most tourists head to the Philippines or Thai, they are among the nicest and cheapest places for a home in Indonesia.

Why wouldn’t you fall in love with Indonesia? There is much to explore in this large country of over 7,000 islands. There always appears something new to discover, from the undersea marine sanctuary of Raja Ampat and the historic Buddhist Borobudur temple.

The beautiful beach in Bali, Indonesia, draws tourists and digital nomads yearly. Lombok, Sumatra, Indonesia, and Java may not be the best bang for your buck, but other regions and beaches in Indonesia may.

Public transit is always reliable on Java, the most populous island in the world. Take a rickshaw, cab, or rail to get around; flights are also common and affordable.

Getting a full dinner among Indonesia’s many native warungs (food booths) will not cost you more than 1.50 dollars. Here are a few quick and easy introductions to Indonesian cuisine for those unfamiliar.

Travellers who backpack on a tight budget can get by on Java for 10-30 dollars per day if they stay with the residents or at an inexpensive guesthouse and eat at local restaurants.

2. City of Nadi, Fiji

Visiting this gorgeous palm tree sanctuary offers among the most affordable international vacations you can take from Australia. Fiji is an ideal getaway if you’re hoping for stunning natural scenery and a lack of crowds.

Fiji offers the ultimate short-haul getaway, from silver-sand beaches and crystal-clear oceans to jungle treks and fish-filled ponds. There are over three hundred islands in Fiji, some of the most popular being Mamanuca, Viti Levu, and Yasawa. 

In addition, you’ll find the weather to your liking, as even in the dead of winter, the temperature rarely drops below 19 degrees Celsius. Several of the best hotels on the outer islands also have affordable dorm rooms. Hotels on a tight budget will find Viti Levu lodgings  (Fiji’s major island) the most accommodating.

Your daily budget in Port Denarau, in Nadi, should be around 136 dollars. The price for a day’s worth of food and transportation is $32 and $7.25, respectively.

Fiji has excellent air travel connections to Australia. A one-way airline ticket from Sydney starts at 339 dollars. The optimum time to schedule a flight is in the “off-peak season,” between October and November.

New Zealand

3. New Zealand

There’s always a new opportunity for adventure in New Zealand, thanks to the country’s abundance of snow-capped peaks, breathtaking scenery, white-powder retreats, glittering coves, all-year-long cultural events, awe-inspiring M? ori lifestyle and culture, fjords, coastal glaciers, and rivers teeming with fish.

Adventure seekers from all over the world flock to New Zealand’s Queenstown. The area is popular among thrill-seekers since it offers various exciting activities.

In addition to being home to the tallest bungee leaps on the planet, it also offers heli-skiing, jet boating, white water river rafting, horseback riding, snorkelling, hiking, skydiving, luging, and mountain biking. 

Budget around USD 106 each day for your trip to New Zealand. Meals will cost 24 dollars, and transportation will cost 16 dollars for the day. New Zealand hotels cost a couple an average of 110 dollars per night.

In terms of logistics, navigating New Zealand will be a snap. Eco-lodges and tiny bed-and-breakfast hotel chains sit alongside the world’s most magnificent hotels.

From Melbourne, it’s among the cheapest international destinations. There are direct flights from Melbourne, Australia, to get you there. Prices for one-way, direct flights from Melbourne start at 262 dollars. 

The cheapest time to travel is between June and August.

4. Singapore

From Down Under, Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s least complicated destinations. Famous foods like roti prata, Hainanese chicken with rice, chilli crab, and countless others are available in this culinary paradise.

Singapore is a unique holiday and entertainment wonder of the modern world because of its fascinating combination of endless greenery and breathtaking skyscrapers, as well as it’s many festivals and historical events.

One of the country’s most famous buildings is a groundbreaking piece of architecture, making the tropical islands a welcome departure from the norm regarding tourist attractions.

Budget around 124 USD per day for your trip to Singapore. Meals cost 22 dollars, and local travel costs 8.33 dollars for the day. Hotel rooms in Singapore cost an average of 156 dollars per night for two adults.

Both Scoot and Singapore Airlines offer reasonably priced flights between Singapore and Australia.

The cheapest one-way fare on Scoot is 149 dollars. This includes a flight from Melbourne – Singapore. Scoot also offers 199 dollars round-trip flights from Sydney – Singapore.

Guests of the Victorias Hotel may easily reach a subway station on foot. The Champions Hotel is also a great option; it’s affordable, colourful, and conveniently located in the heart of Singapore. 

While Singapore is a fantastic vacation spot any time of year, most visitors find the months of February through April ideal.

5. Vietnam

Vietnam ranks among the best value-for-money places in Southeast Asian countries, a region recognised for its affordability. Backpackers on a tight budget can see the country’s top attractions while spending only twenty-five dollars daily.

Most countries require a tourist permit and visa to visit Vietnam. Don’t let the high joining fee throw you off; the prices drop when you become a member. In the major cities, you may find a place to sleep in a hostel for less than ten dollars per night.

A serving of Bahn Cuon, a dish of pho, or any other delectable cuisine in the country will only cost you two dollars or less, and street food is the norm in Vietnam. 

In Hanoi, you can get a Keg beer tumbler called Bia Hoi for as cheap as twenty cents. Depending on how far you travel, bus and rail tickets between cities cost anything from 5 to 35 dollars. 

Besides the low prices, a trip to Vietnam has many positive aspects.

Vietnam is very varied, with activities ranging from hiking in the beautiful Ha Giang hills to cruising the Mekong Delta’s tranquil waterways.

Travelling by train from Hanoi to Saigon using the Reunification Express is a fantastic way to see the country, with stops at beaches, national parks, and ancient cities.

As you read on, Myanmar continues to be in crisis. You should postpone any plans to visit Myanmar for the time being. Make sure to check back later for more information.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

6. Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka is another excellent choice for Australians looking for low-cost international vacations. It’s a tiny island nation with breathtaking landscapes. 

Travellers from all over the world go there because of the low prices of everything from plane tickets and hotel rooms to the delicious local cuisine.

Those interested in culture, history, mythical temples, or scenic beauty can find much to enjoy in Sri Lanka. UNESCO has designated a few of its locations as World Heritage Listings.

Sri Lanka is enticing because of its extensive beaches, warm and welcoming locals, ancient ruins, crashing waves, plenty of elephants, reasonable rates, entertaining trains, world-famous tea, and delicious cuisine.

Sri Lanka is one of the finest places for a getaway from Australia, having an average daily cost of roughly 18 dollars (including 3.88 dollars for meals and 1.63 dollars for local transportation).

People flying to Sri Lanka often depart from Melbourne and other main Australian cities. Plane tickets start at just over 297 dollars, which is a steal.

May to August are among the least expensive times to visit Sri Lanka. Since there are fewer guests, hotel rates are typically lower.

Arugam Bay, known for its relaxed surf setting, and other destinations like it are ideal for visits during this year’s season.

7. Bolivia

A lot of travellers overlook Bolivia. However, it’s the South American country with the lowest tourist costs.

One of South America’s most popular tourist sites is in this huge and mysterious nation: the Salar de Uyuni.

Located in southern Peru, Lake Titicaca is the largest navigable lake worldwide and a true natural wonder.

Its cultural variety and low costs make it a popular destination among budget travellers. Ten or fifteen dollars daily is all you need for lodging, food, and transportation.

A typical lunch costs between $3 to $5 and features an appetiser, the main meal, a dessert, and a drink. Since Bolivia is landlocked, you can cross Peru using cheerful and cheap overland transport.

Approximately 32 per cent of Bolivia’s population lives in rural areas, so it’s easy to get away from busy urban areas like La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Bolivia in favour of less touristed destinations like Potos.

8. Cambodia

Cambodia is a destination that we keep coming back to. It’s got a lot going for it, including a lively and majestic capital city in Phnom Pehn, awe-inspiring history exhibits in Angkor Wat, and traditional charm in Battambang. 

Columbia also has a gorgeous coastline in Sihanoukville, stunning natural settings in the north, an opportunity to see dolphins from the Irrawaddy region in the river Mekong, delicious cuisine, and, most importantly, welcoming people.

Despite their recent tragic history, Cambodians are friendly and hospitable and like showing off their country to visitors.

Cambodia is an excellent travel destination for those on a tight budget for several reasons, including its abundance of fascinating sights. Budget travellers can get by on just 10-12 dollars per day for essentials like food, lodging, and transportation.

You can live on a daily budget of 20-30 dollars if you stay in a private room at a guest home, eat cheap (0.5 dollars for each meal), or at basic restaurants (3-5 dollars).

Taking a bus to get to Cambodia is a cost-effective and time-saving option. A private ticket in air-conditioned transport from Phnom Pehn to Sihanoukville or Siem Reap would cost roughly 10 dollars. Take the boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambang if you have the time and resources.

Tonle Sap is the biggest freshwater lake in the Southeast Asian region and is among the most productive fishing areas on the planet. You can enjoy 8 hours aboard a boat coming up close and personally with the locals who live there for just 20 dollars.

With frequent and cheap overland links to neighbouring Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, Cambodia is a great home base to explore this interesting region.

Staying in luxury resorts and 5-star accommodations might save you significant money.


9. Philippines

In contrast to many other popular vacation spots, the Philippines offers excellent value for the money. Prices for groceries, public transportation, lodging, and entertainment reflect the country’s affordable cost of living.

Travellers on a tight budget will find enough to enjoy in the Philippines. However, costs will vary by region and activity. Local eateries provide meals for less than 5 dollars per person, and you can stay the night in a clean and comfortable dorm room for as low as 10 dollars.

The average daily cost of a holiday in the Philippines is about 53 dollars. Meals will cost 13 dollars, and transportation will cost 18 dollars for the day. 

You can directly visit Manila or Cebu from the main Australian cities. From Down Under, you can do seven different things to go to the country of the Philippines.

The low season in the Philippines is from June through September, when you may expect fewer tourists and cheaper hotel rates. Travelling across the East Visayas would be a great idea if you want to enjoy the ideal weather for relaxing on a beach.

10. Tokyo, Republic of Japan, 

With an estimated population of over 37 million, Tokyo easily surpasses Australia as the world’s most populous metropolis. An urban area of this size naturally offers a plethora of attractions. 

Tokyo’s most ancient temple, Senso-ji, the Tokyo Skytree, the Shibuyu Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, and the Tsukiji Seafood and Fisheries Market, are all must-sees. There is also a vast array of restaurants and stores to peruse in Tokyo.

Australians can now enter Japan for three months or more without a visa. To set up an account with Visit Japan Website, submit your COVID vaccination certificate and pre-departure PCR analysis result, complete a medical survey, and fill out customs and immigration questionnaires.

Smartraveller recommends doing so at least 72 hours before departure. You will receive a quick response code to present at immigration in Japan.

11. Hong Kong

One of the most effective ways to define Hong Kong, a city that remains among the world’s major financial centres despite its island location, is as a high-rise town. 

Travel between the island of Hong Kong and Kowloon by boat, see the sites from atop the peak of Victoria, ride the subway, or take a cable car to see the city. 

You can get jade just about anywhere you go in Hong Kong, and the city’s shopping and dining options span the gamut from dirt cheap to five-star gourmet.

Smarttraveler warns that as of the middle of February 2023, passengers flying to Hong Kong, China, must show documentation of a COVID test. You must also take and produce proof of a negative COVID result within less than 48 hours of your planned return to Australia.


12. Malaysia

Travellers who backpack on a tight budget will find Malaysia a fantastic destination. My partner and I visited Malaysia not too long ago, and we were pleasantly surprised by how affordable it was, especially in comparison to Thailand. 

We spent about fifty dollars per day as a pair, or about 25 dollars per person, including lodging, meals, and daily activities. Even though we travelled across Malaysia on a tight budget, we never went hungry and always stayed in comfortable, air-conditioned hotels.

A double accommodation costs us about ten dollars each night, while supper at a restaurant cost about five dollars. If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, you’ll love the cuisine in Malaysia. Bus rides of a few hours cost about dollars, whereas shorter rides cost less than $2.

Seeing Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, was a delight. Although we heard conflicting reports from other tourists, we decided this city was worth seeing for a few days. If you’re a food lover looking for a cheap vacation destination, look no further than Malaysia.

13. Taiwan

In contrast with many of Taiwan’s southern neighbours, this city is a bit more expensive. However, compared to Hong Kong or Singapore, Taiwan is a more affordable option.

Start your trip in Taipei, a lively city highlighted by the distinctively formed Taipei 101, Taiwan’s highest building.

Skyscrapers and centuries-old temples, and ancient structures coexist in Taipei. The trendy Ximending area hosts a fun night market with a wide variety of inexpensive and tasty street cuisine.

When you escape the bustle of the city, you’ll reach a country replete with peaceful lakes, soothing hot springs, stunning mountains, and seaside landscapes.

It’s possible to have a cheap vacation in Taiwan’s busy cities.

14. Mexico 

Regarding vacation destinations, Mexico is near the top of the list, from students on a shoestring to VIPs in the lap of luxury. We have travelled to Mexico on both modest and lavish budgets and had just as much fun on each.

Playa del Carmen is among our favourite vacation spots, and we even spent half a year there.

Food carts with long lines of hungry locals or dives with plastic chairs and paper napkins usually serve the greatest tacos– Pastor nachos and tacos at our go-to spot cost about 13 pesos (about $0.60) a piece. During happy hour, drinks like margaritas and beers cost only 3 dollars and 2 dollars, respectively, at many bars and restaurants.

Mexico is a breeze. The major urban areas are easy to travel between. We advise using the Airport Development Organization (ADO) buses, which cost 10 to 20 dollars, to travel directly from the departure terminal to your destination. Take advantage of the local collectives or shared taxis.

By heading down the main road, you can find several collectives and the world-famous Tulum Ruins. You can live like royalty, see the greatest beaches, and take incredible excursions in Mexico for less than 50 dollars per day. 


15. Turkey 

Turkey has many attractions, from historical landmarks to beautiful mountains and beaches to the unique formations of rocks of Cappadocia and among the world’s best cuisines.

It’s the perfect getaway for budget travellers, culture vultures, the affluent, and cruise ship passengers alike.

Although English may be difficult to come by outside of major tourist hubs like Antalya and Istanbul, you will find the people of Turkey to be kind and hospitable.

Turkey’s economy has been struggling in recent years due to the significant depreciation of the Lira (the country’s currency). Services in Turkey are currently sixfold cheaper than in Europe; for example, a taxi in Vienna would set you back 12 dollars, but a similar ride in Istanbul would only set you back 1.50 dollars.

As a result, a ride on the subway will only set you back about $0.50 to a dollar, while dinner at a nice restaurant will cost less than ten dollars to 12 dollars.

Balik ekmek, the Bosphorus salmon bread, the internationally recognised Döner, and Izmir Kumru are just a few of the delicious and inexpensive street food alternatives available all around the city. Simit and tea, a traditional Ethiopian breakfast, will also be available for a comparable price.

Prices in popular tourist areas will always be higher, but getting away from the madding crowds in Turkey is easy and safe with a rental car.

16. Myanmar

Burma (today recognised as Myanmar) is a unique Southeast Asian nation. Infrastructure may need to be improved, and getting around may be difficult, as these destinations have only recently opened to tourists.

There are dozens of pagodas, monasteries, and temples for tourists to explore, and the locals are known to be among the friendliest you’ll meet anywhere.

Compared to its Southeast countries neighbouring Asia, the cost of living in Myanmar may be a little higher. Transportation, accommodation, and sightseeing tours are all rather inexpensive.

Approximately 3 dollars will get you a basic lunch, 2 dollars will get you a mug of beer, 10 dollars will get you a bed in a shared room, and 2 dollars will get you a quick taxi ride. Spending roughly 25 dollars to 30 dollars each day is reasonable.

We recommend seeing Mandalay and Yangon, bicycling through Bagan’s temples, ascending Golden Rock, and spending time at Inle Lake, among other attractions, in Myanmar.

Start your hike. Many first-time tourists to Burma choose this 3-day, somewhat tough trek as their primary activity. You’ll find picturesque scenery, quaint towns, hidden monasteries, and friendly locals.

17. India

Travellers on a tight budget will find India a fantastic vacation spot.

First, a small amount of money might go a long way regarding the length of stay.

Second, your feelings about India will be intensely positive or strongly negative.

Our initial reactions were ones of chaos, crowding, and commotion. Acclimating to the structured chaos takes up to a couple of days. In third place, India is a melting pot of peoples and traditions where everyone gets along. India has much to offer if you can open up to possibilities and leave your biases at the door.

Backpackers will love India because of how much they can see and do without breaking the bank. Throughout our time in India, we lodged in several fantastic, locally-owned guesthouses for around 13-25 dollars per night. 

We slept at the cheap and convenient Everest Hotel in the heart of Pushkar, a sacred city. The room was great, and the rooftop terrace was a great place to meet other travellers and swap travel tales.

Food is also very inexpensive in India. You may get a lot of food tastings for very little money. If you ask around, you can discover restaurants that serve thali (a large plate containing various spiced meals) for around 1.50 dollars, or 100 Rupees. 

However, it takes little time to realise that this nation is a country of striking differences. The cost of a meal might range from 1.50 dollars to 100 dollars, and you’ll see slums right adjacent to five-star accommodations.

It’s also relatively inexpensive to travel around India. We rode the rails, as India has an excellent rail network. There are multiple classes, but the subsequent class fare is about 9 dollars for 200 kilometres.

India is a fantastic place to visit. If you can keep an open mind and heart, your tolerance will grow the longer you spend in India.


18. Nepal 

Whether you’re looking for the icy peaks in the Himalayas, the serenity of Buddhist temples, or the beauty of nature preserves, Nepal has it all. This is a trekker’s heaven, and what’s more, it’s budget-friendly. 

The average backpacker spends twenty to thirty dollars daily on accommodation, transportation, entrance fees to attractions, and food. 

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you may spend as little as 3 dollars on a hostel bed and 5 or 6 dollars on a bedroom for two at a modest guesthouse. Buses are the most common mode of transportation and can take you to your next stop for 5 to 8 dollars. 

If you need food, try the local favourite, Dal Bhat, which consists of lentils and rice and costs less than a dollar. You may enjoy authentic Himalayan specialties like thukpa (a noodles soup) and dumplings (momos) for only a few dollars. Hot and spicy chai tea costs just 20 cents and is addicting. 

The cost of a guided trip in Nepal might quickly add up, particularly when you plan on bringing your gear. On the other hand, self-guided treks let visitors save money by staying at local tea houses. 

For me, Nepal is a utopia. Beautiful mountain scenery, peaceful temple bells, and the warm warmth of the locals all add together to make Nepal a remarkable travel destination. 

Nepal has become among the best places to go if you want to travel somewhere exotic without breaking the bank. 

19. Sri Lankan Elephants 

Sri Lanka deserves to be at the top of your list if you’re looking for a vacation spot that’s affordable, beautiful and has many exciting opportunities. You will only need a small budget to live comfortably. 

You may expect to spend between 20-30 dollars per day on average in Sri Lanka as a budget backpacker.

Thanks to its many natural wonders, including its beaches, mountains, safaris, culture, and waterfalls, Sri Lanka offers a wonderful destination. You won’t have time for boredom and you may find it difficult to leave.

Sri Lanka has cheap hotels and hostels. For the same price as a single bed in a dorm, you may secure a shared suite in a lodging facility (with air conditioning included) that sleeps four people.

Long distances on local buses and trains will cost you less than two dollars, and they’re fairly cheap overall.

Dine where people from the area dine, and you’ll find that meals in the town are affordable. Meals out at local restaurants often cost between 3 dollars and $5. Based on the standard and level of service, you are likely to pay anywhere from 6 dollars and higher in “Westernized” eateries.

20. Thailand

Thailand is an excellent option if you’re looking for a low-cost vacation spot. It’s gorgeous, well-equipped for tourists, and surprisingly cheap.

Jungles, temples, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear water are all on display for tourists. The weather is pleasant throughout the year.

Budget travellers can stay in a shared room for up to 4 dollars per night. Prices range from as little as 30 dollars per night for a hostel to 60 dollars for a modern, three-star accommodation like the Ibis Hotel in Bangkok.

A bowl of pasta and a soda or juice at a neighbourhood restaurant or the market will run you between 1.50 dollars and 3 dollars. Meals in touristy or Western-style restaurants will set you back around 10 dollars.

Some local transportation modes can cost as little as a couple of Baht. Bus rides across state lines might be inexpensive as well. Chiang Mai to Bangkok is a ten-hour excursion that starts at around 19 dollars.

Most tourists may have a pleasant time on an average daily budget of 63 dollars. If you’re good at saving money, you can get by on fifty per cent of that.


21. Iran

Iran is the ultimate travel destination because it has everything a traveller could want: stunning architecture (including a few of the world’s most impressive mosques), friendly locals, and a wide variety of landscapes (from deserts to the southern part of the country and snow-capped peaks in the northern part of the country).

However, despite its greatness, the country is inexpensive, and the ongoing devaluation of the Rial only makes it cheaper.

The average meal price in a local restaurant is between one and 3.50 dollars (30,000 and 120,000 IR), whereas, at a more upscale establishment, you can expect to pay over 6 dollars (200,000 IR).

Hotels in the 9 dollars (300,000IR) to 16 dollars (555,00IR) price range are often acceptable.

Buses, the predominant mode of transportation in Iran, provide excellent connections throughout the country’s various urban centres. The required VIP bus price for tickets for trips of a few hundred kilometres is always at most 5 or 6 dollars.

22. Kuang Si Falls

While Vietnam and Thailand may get more attention, you shouldn’t leave Laos off the following Southeast Asian vacation.

Despite its small size, this country has more than its fair share of incredible sights, sounds, and tastes. There are accommodations and activities in Laos for travellers of all financial means.

Hotels range in price from about 10 to 15 dollars per night at hostels to about 30 to 50 dollars per night at mid-range hotels, so there’s something for any traveller’s budget.

It’s also relatively cheap to travel between cities inside Laos. Comparatively, a round-trip flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane will cost roughly 90 dollars, while a one-way rail ticket will set you back around 16 dollars.

Once you’ve arrived in Laos and found a place to stay, the rest of your trip would cost a few dollars. You can eat delicious street food for less than a dollar in most cities across Laos.

Tuk-tuk rides throughout the city typically cost only a few bucks. Some stunning waterfalls and tourist destinations only charge two dollars to enter.

It’s a great spot to relax and take it easy without breaking the bank.

23. El Nido, Republic of the Philippines 

The Philippines ranks as one of the most affordable countries in Southeast Asia. We paid a little over 800 dollars during a month of travel with an extended family of three (two adults and a toddler). 

My nation is great since it has something for everyone, including cities, mountains, and beaches ( so many of them!!! ). In locations like Cebu or Manilla (where I currently reside, and hence am somewhat biased), you can visit each in just one day!

A pleasant family vacation in the Philippines on a budget of $50 to $100 per day is possible. This would put you within the flashpacker or middle-range category of travellers. 

Costs range from $2 for a meal at a local cafeteria to 6-10 dollars for a more upscale meal. Renting an Airbnb and preparing meals is a great way to save money and make your vacation last longer.

You should set aside a more significant sum of money for travel expenses.

Since the Republic of the Philippines forms an archipelago, you should anticipate taking many boat trips, the cheapest of which can cost just 10 dollars round trip (depending on whether you opt for economy or first class).

The cost of a ride on a smaller powered boat to the neighbouring island has dropped to as cheap as 40 cents in recent years. Alternatively, you can fly with a local low-cost carrier and spend as little as 40 dollars for a return ticket.

The jeepney (at a minimum of 0.15 dollars), the bus (4 to 10 dollars, dependent on the location), or a cab or Grab car (about 6 dollars for an hour’s trip) are all viable options for getting across the city.

Ecuador’s Volcano Cotopaxi

24. Ecuador’s Volcano Cotopaxi

If you’re looking for a South American destination that won’t break the bank, look no further than Ecuador. It features islands, mountains, and a rainforest; colonial cities and markets; vibrant indigenous cultures; untamed rivers and a wealth of wildlife; and hot springs.

You can choose from an astounding array of options. Even in Quito, the capital and the most costly city, eating for as little as 3 dollars for breakfast, 2 dollars for lunch, and 5 dollars for dinner in a reasonably priced restaurant is possible.

Taxis in the downtown area of Quito cost only a few dollars, and the city’s buses cost between 0.25 and 0.35 dollars. You can frequently get double rooms at inexpensive hotels for as little as 40 dollars per night, while hostel dorm beds cost around $10 to $15.

On average, a budget tourist might expect to spend $30 to $50 per day (when you plan to spend more).

Renting a bike for the day is about 10 dollars, among my most affordable pastimes.

You may also get indigenous crafts at great prices (even though you may need to haggle) in the markets in several Andean towns.

If you stick to the mainland, you can even visit the islands of the Galapagos Islands (infamously pricey) for about 120 dollars per day.

25. Small Cabin in North Colombia

Like many other South American countries, Colombia is a fantastic travel destination that won’t break the bank.

You will witness the world’s largest palm trees, beautiful beaches, lovely colonial villages, glorious mountains, and fascinating old cultures.

We are a family of three (two mothers and a daughter) with a limited yet occasionally lavish budget. For three people, the standard daily cost in Colombia was 200.000 COP (62 dollars).

Hotel or hostel rooms should be as inexpensive as possible, but they should also be clean, have a bathroom, and ideally include breakfast in the price. A double suite like that would cost around 35 dollars per night in Colombia.

Since staff typically provided breakfast, we opted to dine somewhere for lunchtime and pick up a quick bite for dinner from the convenience store or a street vendor. The average daily meal cost for us was 15 dollars.

We have a little child, so when we travel, we tend to stay in the same spot for five to seven days and do our sightseeing during the child’s nap.

Also, we enjoy doing things that cost us little money. This equates to roughly $6 per day, including transportation (3 dollars) and entertainment (3 dollars). 

26. Argentina

From its beautiful lake area and wine region to lively Buenos Aires to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia, Argentine is a vast country with a wide range of experiences to offer. 

Travel costs in Argentina can swing widely depending on the peso’s value, but with a recent devaluation, now is a great time to go because it’s extremely cheap.  For a mere 2 dollars, you may enjoy a glass of high-quality Argentine Malbec wines. 

Travelling on a tight budget is possible if you skip the tours.  In Buenos Aires, a hostel bed costs 9.50 dollars and above per night (or 12-20  dollars in El Chalten).  

The entrance cost to the Glaciers National Parks is approximately 12.50 dollars per person at the Perito Moreno and El Calafate Glacier. Still, there is no fee for the magnificent mountaineering at El Chalten. 

In Buenos Aires, Argentine, a steak meal for two at a standard parrilla (steak restaurant) with a bottle of wine is under fifteen dollars. There are cheaper options, and food costs less as you leave the city. 

If you want to save expenses on tango performances in Buenos Aires, Argentina, you may forgo the meal and pay for the event. However, you may also see excellent tango for free on the streets. 

In Buenos Aires, a ride on the subway will only set you back about 35 cents.  You should immediately make travel arrangements to Argentina.

El Salvador

27. El Salvador

El Salvador should be at the top of your list if you travel the world on a shoestring budget. I was pleasantly surprised by how much variety there was in El Salvador, given the country’s relatively tiny size.

Volcanoes, lakes, sandy beaches, and the remnants of ancient Mayan towns await discovery.

Domestic travel is hassle-free because so many buses run between cities. Travel times are short because the nation at large is so compact.

However, during peak hours in the nation’s capital, it’s best to avoid the city altogether. The cost of a cross-country trip might range between 25 cents to 5 dollars, depending on how far you’re going.

In El Salvador, food is very inexpensive. The national food, pupusas, costs only about a dollar to make. A tasty tortilla stuffed with cheese, fried beans, and a wide variety of additional toppings, served with tomato sauce and cabbage slaw, pairs perfectly with a pint of the local brew.

There is a wide variety of budget-friendly lodging in El Salvador. You can find accommodations at significantly lower prices than in other countries, including local bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and larger chains like Barcelo. A standard room in the Barcelo charges about 60 dollars per night, while a private suite at a small hotel costs about 10 dollars per night.

Semuc Champey, near Guatemala, Lanquin, has some stunning natural pools and is among the most budget-friendly travel locations globally. 

28. Guatemala

If you’re looking for a cheap vacation spot, I recommend Guatemala, which may appear off the beaten path to some. I was particularly impressed with the volcanoes. You can swim in a huge crater lake, watch the sunrise and sunsets over twin volcanoes, and roast marshmallows atop an active volcano.

Not only can you swim in blue limestone pools in Semuc Champey, but you can also explore the largest Mayan metropolis worldwide.

You can explore artisan coffee fields in Guatemala and enjoy some of the country’s best coffee, a major export.

However, for those who are looking to save money, Guatemala is an excellent option. Backpackers on a tight budget should spend under thirty dollars daily. 

Antigua is an affordable travel destination, with hostel dormitory beds costing around 7 dollars, local, freshly prepared cuisine available in marketplaces for about 3 dollars per meal, and beer costing under two dollars.

A moderate amount of money will afford you a comfortable stay in Guatemala. You can spend $50 on a private cabin at Lake Atitlan with breathtaking views, 30 on a restful stay at an active volcano lodge close to Antigua, and 15 on supper at a top restaurant.

Considering the low cost of living and the abundance of exciting attractions in Guatemala, planning a vacation there is an easy decision.

29. Nicaragua.

If you’re looking for a country where your money goes far, go as far as Nicaragua, among the world’s least expensive countries to travel to. In addition, the culture and history of Nicaragua make it an interesting destination.

It has kept its authentic feel over the years, and partially due to political upheaval, it has yet to become a popular tourist destination. 

It is an excellent place for learning the art of surfing because of all the beautiful beaches. Nicaragua is an idyllic setting for travellers, with much to keep them engaged and almost no need to worry about regulating their finances. It boasts lovely historical towns, making exploring it even more exciting. 

In Nicaragua, you can do a lot of cool stuff like go volcano boards and more for a daily budget of fifty dollars. One can live quite simply if you do not care about these things.

The costs are as follows:

  • 5 dollars for an overnight stay in a decent hostel dorm
  • You can have a complete supper at a nearby restaurant for three dollars. 
  • It costs 1.50 dollars for breakfast.
  • Lunchtime snack plus street food: 2 dollars
  • Bus fare: 0.30 dollars

Cerro Negro volcano boarding can cost as much as 40 dollars when purchased online but less when purchased locally.

Include Nicaragua in your travel plans if you’re exploring Central America.

Roatan Island in Honduras has some of Central America’s best reefs and clearest water for less than 30 dollars. 


30. Honduras

Honduras is an environmentally stunning country with a rich and varied ecosystem. It has a lot going for it, including the second-deepest barrier reef in the world, the second-biggest rainforest throughout the Americas, 757 kilometres of Caribbean shoreline, a bazillion different species of birds, more beaches than you can shake a stick at, countless tropical islands, plus a wealth of historic ruins.

The risk-to-reward is just too high, unfortunately. It’s not a place I’d recommend visiting if you’re looking for a safe vacation spot.

Honduras is infamous for being among the world’s murder capitals due to its high murder rate, widespread criminal activity by gangs, and extreme poverty. These numbers used to be much worse, but fortunately, things have been improving lately.

Stay away from the more dangerous cities and concentrate on tourist hotspots like the Trujillo, Utila, La Ceiba, Bay Islands, and others if you plan on visiting Honduras. 

You can get by on a low to moderate budget (around 45 bucks will get you through a day). If you want to venture beyond well-travelled “safe” places, it’s best to do so with a guide.

Hopefully, not too long from now, Honduras will experience a much-needed positive social trend, and tourists from every corner of the world will be able to experience the country’s breathtaking beauty.

31. Cuba

Cuba stands out to me among the many beautiful locales I’ve visited. Havana’s rich history and cultural atmosphere were the highlights of my trip.

You probably didn’t realise this, but Cuba is one of the cheapest travel options in the Americas. , preferably by classic automobile, while sipping mojitos, while discovering more about Cuba’s rich history at the city’s museums. And it won’t cost an arm and a leg.

In Havana, you may pick from a wide variety of hotels. The going rate for a single night usually starts at 50 dollars. The equivalent of a three-star hotel in the United States would be considered four or five-star in Cuba. Prices for Casa specifics (like Airbnb) start in the low to mid $30s and go up.

It’s also possible to eat a full lunch in Older Havana, including an alcoholic beverage, a sweet, and the main meal, for only six dollars. 

Most food stands or privately owned eateries (casa paladars) charge between 3 and 4 dollars for a mojito and ice cream. If you’re prepared to wait in line, you can eat at a government-run restaurant for less than a dollar.

Aside from the museums, many of Havana’s most popular attractions do not charge admission. You may rent a vintage car for around twenty dollars for four to five hours.

We fall well within the “middle-of-the-road” travel category, but visitors of any stripe (from backpackers to honeymooners) will find Havana irresistible.

32. Greece 

Although many people’s first thoughts when considering a trip to Greece are the well-known (and pricey) islands of Mykonos Santorini, you may easily embark on a trip to lesser-known but equally beautiful islands that won’t break your bank account.

There are more than 6,000 islands across Greece, but most tourists only visit a handful. You may avoid the crowds and find peace on islands like Skopelos, Alonissos, and Kalymnos rather than the more well-known destinations. Going off the beaten track in Greece won’t diminish your trip.

You could prefer visiting less bustling sections of Greece. After all, getting away from the tourists is the best way to get a feel for the local culture in Greece.

You can save even more money if you go during the off-peak seasons. September to October and May through June remain warm enough to swim in Greece. Even better, discounts of up to 50 per cent are commonplace when booking flights and hotels.

A cheap hotel in much of Greece will cost you about 40 dollars. The lack of hostels on most islands makes affordable travel more challenging. 

However, you can get dorm accommodations for up to 8 dollars a night in Thessaloniki, Athens, and other major cities.

Greece’s traditional tavernas offer filling meals for under $10, and taking part in the food at home is not uncommon. 

Bites of souvlaki and gyros sold on the street often cost $2 to $3. This means that, on average, a day in Greece will cost you roughly 60 dollars.


33. Armenia

Armenia, an obscure nation in the Caucasian with about 3 million people, ranks among the cheaper countries to travel to.

Many visitors, however, want to know: “On what continent does Armenia belong?” Armenia is located in Europe and Asia, making it difficult to answer this question because it carries the customs and cultures of both continents. Geographically speaking, it belongs to both!

Armenia is among the fastest-growing tourist hotspots in the world, and for good reason. The Areni-1 caverns in the province of Vayots Dzor are the oldest known winery in the world.

Several ancient monasteries dot the landscape of Armenia, supporting the country’s claim to being Christianity’s spiritual home.

Moreover, the restaurant scene is fantastic. There is a lot of emphasis on using the country’s bounty in cooking and winemaking. For about 5 dollars, you may enjoy a delicious supper at an eatery.

Yerevan, the capital, is among the best parts of Armenia for me. Armenia has over 300 days of sunlight annually, and the country’s many sidewalk cafes are a great way for residents and visitors to take advantage of the weather.

Armenia has a wide variety of attractions, nearly all cheap. Transportation between cities can cost anything from 2 to 10 dollars, while Airbnb homes average 30 dollars per night. 

34. Georgia

You can go to one of two places. There are two types of vacation destinations: those that are fantastic but difficult to reach and therefore expensive, and those that are easy to discover but inexpensive yet crowded with tourists with selfies sticks.

There’s also the state of Georgia. The country is stunning, fascinating, diverse, welcoming, and affordable compared to others in Europe.

There are only a few huge malls, but that’s also good because it means fewer crowds of tourists and more space for solo adventurers.

The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, is a city rich in history, culture, and unique architecture, including thermal spas, traditional churches, and hip cafes. The wine area is just two hours away to the northeast, with picturesque hills and centuries-old winemaking customs.

Georgia is home to the globe’s earliest wine, discovered in 8,000-year-old casks. The locals have every right to be passionate about their local wines.

After enjoying the metropolis, it’s time to see Georgia’s rural areas, the country’s crowning glory. Ushguli, Mtskheta, Kazbegi, and Mestia are the most magnificent settlements.

Minivans called marshrutkas make getting around town a breeze. The buses depart when full. You should only get behind the wheel once you have years of experience and a steel core.

However, a rental car is optional in Georgia. The cost of taking public transportation or signing up for one of the several 1 to 4 days of tours offered by independent tour operators is incredibly low.

A one-day group trip will run you about 20 to 25 dollars, dinner for a couple will set you back 8 dollars, and a marshrutka ride of two hours would set you back 10 dollars. A typical daily budget for a tourist is 20 dollars.

A cheap European vacation spot is Plitvice Lake National Park in Croatia. 

35. Croatia

Recently, Croatia has been receiving a lot of attention. The fans of the scenes from the HBO series “GOT” filmed in and around Dubrovnik will understand. You may wonder, what with Croatia’s rising profile, if it’s still a good value. In my opinion, this is a yes!

Although popular destinations like Hvar and Split can be pricey during the height of the summer season, one may still find good deals if one travels there towards the end of August or early September. Still expect hot temperatures, milder ones (my personal preference), and a full schedule of activities.

Although the weather is mildest between October through April, I wouldn’t recommend a trip to Croatian at that time of year.

I won’t waste your time or money by seeing the major tourist attractions in Croatia.

Start your exploration of the Istrian Peninsula at Rijeka, continue to Opatija, descend to Pula to see the Roman Coliseum, and then head up to Pórec.

The region’s history and cuisine, which features various local wines and dishes centred around truffles, and pizzas, are direct legacies of the Roman Empire.

In Croatia, hotel and Airbnb prices typically range from 20 to 45 dollars per night. If you eat at an excellent eatery in a popular tourist area, you may expect to pay anything from 6 dollars to 14 dollars for your dinner.

A bus connecting cities across the area can cost as little as 3.50 dollars. And a cup of quality coffee will only set you back between 60 cents and 1.70 dollars, making it Europe’s cheapest espresso.

The Czech Republic

36. The Czech Republic  

The Czech Republic offers a fantastic location for those on a tight budget, and it also happens to be a beautiful country full of breathtaking medieval cities, towering mountains, old ruins, and historic castles.

Hostels in the Czech Republic cost an average of ten dollars per night, whereas budget hotels cost 40 dollars, and luxury hotels cost 120 dollars per night.

A conventional Czech supper with three courses and a wonderful local beer would cost you approximately 33 dollars.

Day trips from Prague cost as low as 50 dollars to see the ancient city and as much as 180 dollars to visit the Bohemian Saxon and Switzerland game parks in both the Czech Republic and Germany. 

The average daily cost for a budget-conscious traveller is 80 dollars. The Czech Republic ranks among the most inexpensive European countries, with daily tourist costs in the 100 to 150-dollar range. 

37. Latvia

You may have a fantastic vacation in Latvia without breaking the bank. Located in northeastern Europe, between each of the Baltic states, this region is rich in culture and offers a wealth of attractions.

During our three-day stay in Riga, we spent about 48 dollars on food and visited several city attractions. An evening dinner costs around 13 dollars per person, while cheaper options are available.

A 24-hour ticket valid on all Riga trolleybuses, trams, and buses costs roughly 5 dollars per person. You can save even more money by exploring Riga by walking if you’re able to do so— prices per person for lodging range from 15 dollars (for hostels) to 28 dollars (for a hotel).

The architecture in Latvia was particularly interesting because it reflected the country’s status as a cultural crossroads. Latvia displayed various architectural styles, from art nouveau to Gothic, so all blocks looked different.

We can’t suggest Latvia enough if you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind travel experience that won’t break the bank.

38. Lithuania 

You should visit Lithuania if you have already explored Europe. It serves as an entry point to the Baltic states. Bus tickets to Lithuania cost between 12 and 50 dollars from other locations.

You may live well on $22 USD each day in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city. Hostel-style lodging, grocery shopping, and eating out in the neighbourhood fall under this category.

It’s easy to come across hostels that provide free breakfast, saving you money on at least one of your daily meals. Hostels often cost between $10 and $15 per night. Not into staying at hostels, huh? Have no fear. You can get a fantastic night’s stay at a minimalist hotel for 22 to 38 dollars per room.

The food is quite affordable. You can buy a lot of food for $6 per day. The average cost of a restaurant lunch ranges from 6 to twelve dollars.

Lithuania is a country with a wealth of hidden treasures. The price tag is manageable, even for a one-of-a-kind like Trakai Castle. It costs approximately four dollars to take a commuter train from Vilnius to Trakai and another $8 to enter the castle grounds.

A trip to Lithuania doesn’t have to break the bank to be incredibly rewarding. It’s a decision you won’t come to regret.


39. Poland 

Poland makes for a gorgeous and varied country. There are stunning man-made structures in the city and breathtaking natural scenery in the highlands. Poland is home to 28 unique mountain ranges. The northern coast of Poland is quite stunning.

Surprisingly, especially when contrasted with the rest of Europe, Poland continues to be a budget traveller’s delight.

You may dine at the “milk bar” or a (bar mleczny) for just under fifteen PLN (4 dollars), or about $4. The main entrée at a moderately priced restaurant will set you back between $8 and $12. A room in a backpackers hostel can cost as little as 5 dollars per night. A comfortable accommodation for two people in the middle price category (about $25) is available.

The distance you travel will determine your transportation costs. The most expensive train between cities often costs 35 dollars. You can make the same trip for 15 dollars if you use slow trains or plan by a month.

In conclusion, a visit to Poland will satisfy. It’s cheaper and more accessible than most Western European nations and offers various cultural experiences.

40. Portugal 

Portugal is not just a vacation spot; it offers much. It is also one of Europe’s most reasonably priced nations. 

The country is budget-friendly regardless of your eating habits. You can eat various delicious foods for less than 170 dollars per month. You can travel and dine properly and comfortably as a traveller since there is so much to do and see.

Once you get there, Portugal offers a wide variety of things to do, including some of the world’s top surf beaches, hiking opportunities, eco-friendly communities, and natural wonders.

This country’s cultural and historical heritage is just one of several draws.

The area’s museums, galleries, and natural springs are some of the best I’ve seen. While scuba diving and parachute jumping are two of the greatest and most common adventure activities, a journey on a gorgeous pirate ship to native coast tunnels is a beautiful alternative for those who prefer a lower level of danger.

Given the location and time of year, an Airbnb rental costs 20 to 80 dollars. You may buy a cup of coffee for 0.80 dollars, a bottle of freshly squeezed orange juice at 2.80 dollars, and a full lunch for no more than $6.80 to 8 dollars.

Public transportation can cost as low as 3.50 dollars per day in major cities and as much as 35 dollars for a round-trip bus trip from the city’s centre to the southern parts.

41. Romania

A trip to Romania should be on your European bucket list because it is inexpensive and has so many unique attractions to experience.

Bucharest, the capital, is a great example of the city side, whereas Transylvania, a more rural province, has some of the country’s most picturesque villages.

Romania is a great vacation spot since it is home to Fourteen national parks that are great for hiking, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. How such a hidden gem can offer so much variety and excitement to its guests is beyond me.

The Romanian RON (or Lei) is the country’s official currency, and one RON is currently worth about 0.23 dollars. In an average restaurant, a three-course lunch will set you back around 12 dollars, with coffee costing an additional $1.50 to two dollars.

You may find lodgings suitable for any budget, with one-way bus tickets costing around 50 cents and taxi fares of 50 cents per kilometre.

42. Serbia 

Serbia is a great place to visit on a tighter budget. You can see much of the world for 50 dollars, and it won’t feel like a sacrifice. For this amount, lone travellers can get by with private lodging or a shared bunk, meals, and entertainment.

Sharing an Airbnb or hotel room with a buddy might help you both save money and have a more memorable trip.

When budgeting for your trip to Belgrade, remember that most taxi rides cost as little as 4 dollars, museum admission is at most 5 dollars (many offer free days), and many of the city’s top attractions are free.

Travelling to cities like Novi Pazar, Nis, and Novi Sad is cheap because of the country’s extensive bus network.

Consider buses and trains if you are on a tight budget; automobile rentals are the one thing that’s considerably more costly in Serbia than in other European nations.

For a little over ten dollars a day, you can eat at Serbian pekaras, spending on groceries, baked foods, and street meals. Alternatively, you may go overboard and enjoy one of Serbia’s finer mid-level eateries for around 20 dollars. 

43. Estonia 

As a result of its lower prices relative to the greater part of Europe, Estonia is a fantastic budget location for travellers. 

Tallinn’s historic centre is regarded among the most picturesque in all of Europe, while the waters of the Baltic coastline of Estonia feature miles of sandy beaches. 

Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, offers low-cost flights to Tallinn, making visiting Estonia easy and affordable. Bus rides within are inexpensive; you can even take a boat in Finland for less than 30 dollars. 

Budget travellers can visit Estonia for under fifty dollars daily by sleeping in hotels and cooking meals.  

Tallinn’s dorm rooms start at around $14/night, less than half the cost of similar accommodations in Italy. 

It won’t cost you over 10 dollars for supper at one of the neighbourhood eateries. However, this cost increases in tourist hotspots like Tallinn’s City Hall Square. 

I have been to Estonia more than five times because it is among the most beautiful destinations in Europe to visit on a tight budget.  

44. Spain 

The fact that living in Spain is so much more affordable than I had anticipated was a welcome surprise.

One thousand euros per month was all I had, and it was more than enough to cover my basic needs and a good amount of travel.

The weekly food budget was only about 22 dollars. Since I was under 26, I could take advantage of the Madrid transportation system bargain that allowed me to ride the metro as often as I wanted each month for only 10 euros. 

Owing to a fantastic offer I stumbled onto, I now have a place to live that only costs 280 dollars per month and is conveniently located near a metro stop. The low cost of living in Spain allowed me to experience the country fully.

This is especially true of Madrid, where I used to reside. This opportunity exposed me to many new individuals and activities. If you’re interested in languages (Spanish or others), culture, history, or simply the bar scene, you will discover it in Spain.

Make Spain into whatever you like, and do it very cheaply. Remember that true tapas cost only a few euros (2.50 dollars) each, and Spain has designed the rooms for people to share between the group.

45. Kenya

There are plenty of inexpensive vacation spots in Africa, yet only some are secure. The East African powerhouse, Kenya, stands out. The country is accessible for low costs and has a positive reputation among travellers.

Kenya’s singularity stems from the confluence of indigenous human culture with unadulterated, unspoiled landscapes.

You can go on safari and see giraffes and lions roaming freely at famous reserves like the Amboseli. Tsavo and Maasai Mara are one of our favourite things about travelling worldwide.

Among the world’s largest annual migrations occurs in this country, with as many as a million and a half zebras and wildebeests making the journey across the landscape at any given time.

Kenya offers more than just safaris exploring the wild; the country also has beautiful beaches, the breathtaking Mount Kenya, and whitewater rafting. Thanks to its vibrant, noisy culture, Nairobi, the country’s capital, is the perfect place to get your urban dose.

Visiting Kenya on a budget of 15-30 dollars daily is possible. You can save money by sleeping in hostels or lodgings, dining at local restaurants, and seeing cheap sights such as riding a pet ostrich (for around 5 dollars) or an elephant sanctuary.

Traditional safaris can add another 80 dollars per person daily, with Nairobi National Park as the cheapest option at 40 dollars per day.

A strolling safari is a fantastic alternative for those who like to remain in Nairobi. The 26-dollar entrance charge is significantly less than the cost of a traditional safari, and visitors won’t lose out on the chance to observe exotic creatures.

46. Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a fantastic travel destination since it is inexpensive and diverse. The country is rich in history, culture, cuisine, and wildlife.

You can spend up to 10 dollars per night at a hotel in Ethiopia. You can have a full supper in Ethiopia for over 5 dollars, making it among the most affordable African destinations.

Ethiopia’s Gondar is a departure point for hikers headed for the northern Simien Mountains to find Gelada Baboon. I enjoyed this part.

Millions of continuous years of constant erosion have carved deep ravines and jagged mountains into a breathtaking landscape.

Several Simien Mountains hikes have breathtaking vistas and abundant species like an ibex (a wild goat seen nowhere else on Earth), Ethiopian wolves, and caracals. The Simien Ranges are unique, making them a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

47. Morocco 

Travelling to Africa on a moderate budget (about 50 dollars per day) can be challenging but possible. This exciting and beautiful country is not too expensive to visit.

You can get a simple sandwich from a street vendor for a dollar, or you may go to a nice restaurant away from the tourist traps and spend 4 or 5 dollars per person. 

The cost of a more elaborate meal with entertainment can easily exceed 20 dollars. Although alcohol is technically allowed in Morocco, it may be limited and quite pricey if needed.

The going rate for a lovely yet modest place for two persons is at least 20 dollars per night.

A bus, rail, or grand cab ride lasting multiple hours between cities might cost anywhere from 20 dollars to 40 dollars, and that price can go up if you choose a luxurious service like a CTM or upgrade to first class. On the other hand, a three-day excursion in the arid desert of the Sahara often costs 40 dollars or less per person per day.

Budgeting some time to shop was my favourite aspect of my trip to Morocco (even more so than visiting the stunning Sahara Desert!).

Spend less on transportation by visiting fewer destinations, eating locally, and haggling hard in the local souks (particularly in Marrakech) are all great ways to stretch your travel dollar.

48. Egypt 

One of my lifelong goals is to finally visit Egypt and see the great pyramids of Egypt in person. It was a dream of mine to witness firsthand the incredible achievements of an ancient civilisation dating back more than five thousand years. But I must admit that it turned out to be among the most amazing experiences of my life.

Staying away from the trouble spots and sticking to the tourist hotspots is your best bet for staying safe throughout your time in Egypt. The locals are welcoming and eager to show you around their stunning country.

Even if you don’t like Cairo for its pollution and chaos, the Egypt Museum is a must-see. I’ve been to a lot of museums, and this is one of my favourites.

The city of Luxor is equally remarkable. The Canyon of the Karnak and Kings Temple, in particular, left an indelible impression on me, and I will never forget them. A felucca ride along the Nile at dusk is a lovely way to end the day.

This is all doable, and not to mention inexpensive! A daily local dinner won’t break the bank at 8 or 10 dollars. And spend at most $40 on a decent hotel room or as low as 15 dollars at a hostel. Just ensure you set aside money for transportation (using taxis or Uber is your best bet).

Put aside some cash to see the sights. The cost to enter the complex of pyramids at Giza is about 10 dollars. If you want to get inside the pyramid, you’ll have to pay an extra 20 dollars. A further 5 dollars will get you into Luxor’s Valley of the Kings.

Overall, it’s pocket-friendly.

I’m eager to hear your other recommendations for low-cost hangouts. This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot of amazing places to visit without breaking the bank. 

You need not spend a fortune to have a fantastic time during your next trip. And if you’re taking a trip with a friend or loved one, you can cut your lodging costs in half.