Cheap countries for travel in 2018

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Updated: May 03, 2018
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Cheap countries for travel in 2018

It is cheap to travel abroad even during a crisis. Just follow the three rules: give up the services of travel agencies, choose low-cost countries and book everything in advance. will help you figure out when it's more profitable to buy tickets, and this article contains 15 places where you can inexpensively relax in 2018.

We studied guidebooks, forums, bloggers' reports, reservation systems, and websites with product prices and selected the most affordable countries for the holidays. For each, we calculated the budget for two per day and transferred it to dollars. This is the average amount for a couple of travelers who live in one room, do not like to spend too much and in all adhere to the golden mean. After all, under the comfort of everyone understands the different: one will have enough beds in the hostel, others and among the five-star hotels still picks up. Therefore, we did not take into account the chic hotels and restaurants and found out how much it costs to have a snack in ordinary local cafes and live in guesthouses, mini-hotels or apartments on Airbnb.

In some countries, expenses are easily cut in half or two, if you use public transport, there are in non-tourist places and look for hotels on the principle "we just need to spend the night". For India and Indonesia, for example, we recommend a daily budget of $ 40-50, but these countries can travel together for $ 20 a day.

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- Armenia

·         Daily budget for two: $ 70-80

·         Approximate prices:

It is possible to have a snack and cheap snack in Armenia at every step: khachapuri in Yerevan cost up to 500 drams ($ 1), a lamajo (flat cake with sharp meat filling) - up to $ 1.7, and kebab from crayfish near Lake Sevan - about $ 3. The average bill in a simple cafe is $ 3-4, and for a dinner for two in a tourist restaurant, pays $ 7-30.

In the capital of Armenia, there are inexpensive hotels with double rooms for 25-30 $. If you like the comfort of home on vacation, rent a nice studio in a quiet district for $ 20 or an apartment in the city center on Airbnb for $ 30-40 per day. Outside the capital, prices are slightly lower. In Armenia, as well as in Georgia, a stranger can invite you to coffee, dinner or even overnight. Agree: this is not fraud, but hospitality.


- Georgia

·         Daily budget for two: 80-90 $

·         Approximate prices:

There is no street food as such in Georgia. Intercept on the go can only be fresh khachapuri or lobiani, which are sold at every corner for 2-3 lari ($ 1). Lunch in the cafe will cost $ 6, and for a generous dinner with wine, pay from $ 8. Intermediate version - khinkali: you do not have to search for them for a long time, one piece costs 60-70 tetri (0, 25-0, 30 $). A dozen khinkali with a salad and a mug of beer (for all - $ 4) is enough to eat all day.

A modest double room in Tbilisi and Batumi costs from $ 40 per day. At $ 10 cheaper will cost an apartment in a pleasant area near the center of the capital? In the seaside of Batumi, you can rent small apartments in the private sector in 2016 for $ 20-25. The prices here are tightly tied to the season: an apartment by the sea with fresh renovation and all amenities in the middle of summer costs about $ 40 per day. In fewer tourist places you can easily find guesthouses with rooms for $ 15-30.


- Abkhazia

·         Daily budget for two: $ 65-75

·         Approximate prices:

The skewer of fragrant chicken skewers in Abkhazia costs about 200 rubles ($ 2.7), chebureks with cheese and meat - 70 rubles ($ 1). Lunch in a cafe by the sea will cost $ 5-12 for two, and a hearty dinner in apatskhe (restaurant of national cuisine) - at $ 9.5-13.5. For a half-liter bottle of home-made Abkhazian wine, give about $ 2.7.

On Airbnb room in a house by the sea in Sukhumi can be rented for $ 10 per day, and an apartment in the city center - for $ 37 per day. If you risk looking for housing on the spot, it can be even cheaper: a room in a private house in Gagra can be rented for $ 9, and under Pitsunda there are options for $ 8 for two. Room in a good seaside hotel in Abkhazia costs $ 20-33 per night.


- Laos

·         Daily budget for two: 55-65 $

·         Approximate prices:

Lunch in street cafes costs from 12 to 50 thousand kips ($ 1.5-6), in a tourist cafe or restaurant - 50-100 thousand (6-12 $). On average, a simple double room costs around $ 12 per day. In the village of Vang Vieng, you can bargain on the spot and settle for this amount in a room with a wonderful view of the mountains. But in the capital - Vientiane - it's cheaper to book a hotel in advance: take a cozy room for $ 15-17.

Almost all the attractions of Laos - paid, although they are very cheap: for example, the entrance to the caves Paku will cost $ 2.5. Before these Buddhist caves can be reached by boat on the Mekong - $ 8 you pay for the trip there and back and a stop in the "village whiskey". Renting a motorbike with a manual gearbox for a whole day in Laos costs about 70,000 kip - for $ 9 you are completely free to travel around the country.


- Indonesia

·         Daily budget for two: 40-50 $

·         Approximate prices:

Street food in Indonesia costs a penny: nasi goreng or mi Goreng (fried rice or noodles) will cost no more than 1.5-2 $. Breakfast and lunch at local cafes can be for 2,5-4,5 $, and an abundant dinner costs 5-8 $ depending on the level of the institution. A decent room in the guesthouse in Sumatra you take off for $ 10, in Java - for $ 10-15, and in Bali - for $ 15-20. Travel between the islands is also cheap - the ferry ride costs about $ 3.

Standard route:

Since you flew 9,000 km, to spend the entire vacation in Bali, however beautiful it is, means depriving yourself of many impressions. In front of you are 17 000 islands to choose from - tiny paradise corners like Gili to Sumatra area from Spain. Do not miss Borobudur and the Bromo volcano in Java, visit Lake Toba or go on a track through the jungle to Borneo.


- Vietnam

·         Daily budget for two: 45-55 $

·         Approximate prices:

Sandwiches bathhouses in Vietnam are sold at every step for 10-15 thousand dongs (0.5-0.7 $), as well as juices in fruit shops. For a bowl of soup fo in a cafe, pay 1-2 $, and for 0.5 liters of home brewing beer - $ 1. In local eateries, they feed for pennies: two portions of fish or chicken fried in ginger sauce, with a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup - $ 2. In a presentable restaurant, these amounts are multiplied by 2-3. A substantial dinner of seafood in a tourist institution with Vietnamese cuisine will cost $ 12-20. If you miss the European dishes, save pizza for $ 5. Eating in fast food Lotteria burger, French fries and soda can be for $ 3. Imported alcohol in Vietnamese stores is not more expensive than in duty-free, and a bottle of local rum can be bought for $ 3-4.

Double room in Hanoi hotel you will charge for 11-15 $, in the village of Mui Ne the prices start from $ 10 for a bungalow with shower and air conditioning at the sea, and in Nha Trang, you can still rent a nice room with amenities for $ 6-10. Service in Vietnamese hotels at an altitude regardless of the star. Breakfast is included in the price in nine out of ten cases.


- Serbia

·         Daily budget for two: $ 70-80

·         Approximate prices:

Serbian analogs fastfuda - cheesecake gibanitsa, spicy sausages chevapchichi, pleskavitsy (cutlets with garnish or in a loaf) - cost no more than 200 dinars ($ 2). And to eat, enough for one pleskavitsy. Lunch in a decent restaurant can be for 7-9 $.

A simple double room in Belgrade hotels costs about $ 30 per day. For $ 16 you can rent a room in the hostel, and for $ 25-35 - an apartment in the center.


- Montenegro

·         Daily budget for two: 80-90 $

·         Approximate prices:

Favorite national fast food from Montenegrins - burek (a round cake or straws with vegetable, cheese or meat stuffing) - is sold at $ 1 per bakery and on beaches. A generous serving of cevapcichi with potatoes and pita costs $ 5-9 - and it is enough for two. It's even cheaper to have a bite in the mess. In these butchers selling semi-finished products, but you can ask to fry the same chevaptchiki on the spot - this is called "do on rostile." A breakfast in Montenegrin café can be thoroughly breakfasted for $ 7-10, and a three-course restaurant dinner will cost $ 25-30. If you move away from the coastal institutions by literally 500 meters, you will save up to 50%.

The most expensive city in terms of housing - Budva: in peak season, unpretentious one-bedroom apartments by the sea rent for 35-45 $ per day. But even in summer, in Budva, you can rent a neat room in a guesthouse or a small studio for $ 20, if you book in advance. In winter, prices for hotels and apartments in Montenegro are almost halved.

Standard route:

Podgorica; resorts of Kotor Bay (Kotor, Perast, Risan, Koshtanitsa, Tivat, Herceg Novi); resorts of the Adriatic coast (Budva, Becici, Rafailovici, Sveti Stefan, Petrovac, Bar); the monastery Ostrog; national parks Lovcen and Durmitor with the canyon of the river Tara.


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- India

·         Daily budget for two: 40-45 $

·         Approximate prices:

Street food in India does not cost much: a portion of vegetarian thalli (rice, stewed vegetables, lentils and flat cake) will cost 50 rupees ($ 0.8), and you can have a hearty lunch at a local snack bar for 150 rupees ($ 2.3). The average bill in tourist restaurants is 3-6 $.

With housing situation is similar: almost everywhere for $ 5-8, you get a set of beds, walls, and roofs, for $ 10-15 - a decent room with air conditioning. In Mumbai, Goa and Kerala prices during the peak season - from December to February - grow 2-3 times. You can rent a scooter for a day for 200-250 rupees (3-4 $). If you are going for a long time, it is better to take a scooter at once for a week or for a month - it will be even cheaper, about 150 rupees a day, besides you will be able to see neighboring states.

Standard route:

Delhi; Agra; circle through the cities and villages of Rajasthan or a trip to the foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand; and further - by interests: either in Varanasi and in Nepal, or in the south, in Mumbai and Goa or in Kerala. If time permits, visit Punjab (Amritsar), Kashmir and Ladak.


If you enter India via the airports of Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Cochin, Hyderabad, and Trivandrum, you can apply for the visa online.


- Nepal

·         Daily budget for two: on a track in the mountains - about $ 40; in the rest of the country - 45-50 $.

·         Approximate prices:

In Nepal, you can eat heartily together in a street diner for 400-500 rupees (4-5 $). In tourist cafes prices are 2-3 times higher, lunch for two will cost closer to $ 15.

Double room in a cheap guesthouse with shower and toilet on the floor you will charge for 5-8 $ per day. For $ 15-20 you can live in a decent hotel in Kathmandu. The average cost of a small comfortable room for two in Nagarkot - from $ 15 per night, and in Pokhara - from $ 10.


- Cambodia

·         Daily budget for two: $ 70-80

·         Approximate prices:

A roasted spider, a kilogram of mango or a bunch of bananas in Cambodia you buy for $ 1. Two portions of baked mussels with salad will cost $ 6. The same is worth a hearty dinner with pork steak, potatoes, and vegetables, and for a huge pizza for two in an ordinary cafe, you will give about $ 5. A glass of local beer in seaside bars costs $ 0.5, a jug will bring for $ 2. You will spend more on spiritual food in Cambodia than on usual: a ticket to Angkor for 1 day - $ 20, for 3 days - $ 40, for a week - $ 60. For lifting above Angkor Wat on a yellow balloon, pay $ 20.

The room with a double bed, air conditioning, and a shower in the guesthouse in Sihanoukville can be rented for $ 12-15 per day, and comfortable rooms in Phnom Penh hotels cost $ 15-20 per night. Bargain Khmers do not like to book accommodation better in advance.


- Sri Lanka

·         Daily budget for two: 60-70 $

·         Approximate prices:

Food in Sri Lanka is similar to South Indian and to taste, and at prices. Roti (pancakes with filling) cost from 40 Lankian rupees ($ 0.28) for a vegetarian option to 120 rupees ($ 0.8) for a triangle with chicken and cheese. For a bunch of bananas, give $ 0.14, for a drinking coconut - $ 0.25, per kilogram of papaya - $ 0.42. Royal prawns in the Hikkaduwa market are sold for $ 7 / kg, and buy a 0.75-liter bottle of red rum for $ 10. Kott (something like a shredded hamburger) in non-tourist cafes costs $ 1.5-2. Two servings of seafood dinner, rice with curry, salad, and beer in the restaurant will cost $ 7-10.

The average price for a room with hot water and a fan in the guesthouse is $ 14-20 per day. In the places like Mirissa and Unawatuna on the south coast, prices are higher - for the New Year and until March local people rent housing at $ 28-55 per night. From $ 25 start the prices for double rooms in hotels Colombo, for $ 16 you can spend the night in the hostel. If you plan to stay in Sri Lanka for a long time, it is more reasonable to rent a house or apartment for $ 330 a month (together with utility payments) on the spot.

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- Romania

·         Daily budget for two: 80-90 $

·         Approximate prices:

There is no street food in the Asian understanding of the term in Romania. In a cheap cafe or fast food, you can dine about 10-30 lei ($ 2.5-7). At 12-14 $ will cost a dense dinner in the restaurants of Brasov and Sighisoara. Dinner at the advertised institution of Bucharest will result in 100 lei ($ 24).

On average, a simple double room in a guesthouse or a two-star hotel costs $ 20-30. Apartment in the heart of Bucharest can be rented for $ 30-40 per day, in Brasov, is guided by 35-45 $.


- Hungary

·         Daily budget for two: 85-95 $

·         Approximate prices:

The famous Hungarian goulash costs from 950 forints ($ 3.3). To have a bite together in an inexpensive cafe it is possible for $ 10, and thoroughly to have supper in a restaurant - for $ 28. Impressive pizza will cost $ 5, and a cup of coffee with a delicate cake in Hungarian tsukrazdah (confectionery) is estimated at only $ 2.5.

Cozy apartments in the heart of Budapest on Airbnb cost from 35-45 $ per night, in guesthouses on the outskirts you can live in comfortable rooms for $ 25. Apartments near Lake Balaton will cost another $ 5 cheaper.


- Bulgaria

·         Daily budget for two: 80-90 $

·         Approximate prices:

A cup of coffee costs from 0.8 to 1.5 leva (0.5-0.8 $) in Bulgaria, a bowl of soup (a pilchard - a chicken or a tumbler - with meatballs) - about $ 1, and a salad of Lettish - 2-3 $. Breakfast in the cafe Sofia can be for $ 10 for two. Dinner from three dishes with drinks in a good metropolitan restaurant will cost about 20-22 $.

Double room in guesthouses in the city center costs from $ 16 per night. For $ 18, you can rent a room with a shower, air conditioning and a refrigerator in Kosharitsa and Ravda. Studio in a three-star apart-hotel in the resort of Sunny Beach costs somewhere around $ 26. Through Airbnb an excellent apartment by the sea with a swimming pool in the courtyard you will rent for $ 25-35.