We all love travelling and exploring the world, but looking around to find the perfect deal — the one you can boast about to your friends — can be a bit of a headache.
Now, LastMinute.com have analysed data that reveals the most budget-friendly cities in terms of the price of transport, meals and accommodation — to save you from endless scrolling and leaving you more time to relax on your break.
Egyptian capital Cairo comes in at first place on the Worldwide Saver Cities list with low costs for food and drinks, accommodation as well as admission for the top tourist attraction (a full-day tour taking in the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara).
The survey found that an average day in Cairo will set you back €48 — including the cost of the above-mentioned tour (€13) and transport (€5).
The Aztec ruins of Templo Mayor in Mexico City
Mexico City — famed for its 13th-century Aztec temple, Templo Mayor — came in at second place with a day in the high-altitude capital costing €72 on average.
Close behind was Antalya in Turkey, a resort city renowned for its yacht-filled harbour and beautiful beaches — its average €75 cost for 24 hours includes accommodation at just €13 a night.
Other cities in the top 10 include Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Riga, Nairobi and Manila.
Cairo also scored highly in the list of cheapest cities for entertainment — taking into account the costs of alcoholic beverages along with visiting the city’s top attraction — coming in second behind Philippines capital Manila.
Meanwhile, LastMinute.com also analysed all the spending areas where tourists are expected to part with their money and calculated the hourly cost of being in each city for 24 hours.
And Las Vegas ranked the highest for the most expensive city to visit — expect to spend an average of €25 per hour during your time in Sin City. Toronto and Reykjavik completed the top three — indeed, 50% of the top 10 most expensive destinations are located in the North American continent.
Las Vegas was ranked as most expensive city
LastMinute.com also revealed their three top tips for keeping track of holiday spending:
1. Take a Pre-Paid or Overseas Card With You: Using a Visa Card, you can pay in any shop worldwide where Visa cards are accepted, as well as withdraw cash from Visa-branded ATMs.
With cards such as the lm card, you can complete online purchases safe in the knowledge that you will be getting better rates than most high-street bureau de change and banks, as the card intelligently selects the local currency to ensure the best rate.
2. Hit Up January Sales: Take advantage of off-season deals, especially in January. A number of holiday providers release package deals at the beginning of the year in order to tempt customers into booking their summer trip early.
Be sure to compare package deals and traditional DIY holidays to find the best value for your money.
3. Budget Your Spending Ahead of Time: As you pull together your holiday itinerary, take note of the cash you intend to spend over the course of your break and work this out day-by-day.
Doing this means you will arrive back home feeling refreshed rather than worrying about the debts you incurred whilst on your break.