2017 is turning out to be an amazing year for budget – friendly travel, so start packing your bags. The dollar may be rising and the pound reached its all – time low, your hard – earned cash can go a long way in numerous destinations around the world. This together with the airfare expected to plummet down this 2017 according to some aviation expert, well you’re in for an experience of a lifetime without hurting your budget. So where should you plan your next trip? Here is a list of places you can consider:


Average travel costs in USD:
Cheap guesthouse room: US$5 – 10
Local meals and street foods: US$1 – 3
Local buses: US$2 – 3 per 100km

You’ll find awesome value for your money as well as some of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent landscapes and the friendliest people in the world in Cambodia. Angko Wat is home to some UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and beyond that you’ll discover sleepy colonial towns, bohemian riverside havens and some of the most wonderful beaches in the world.


Average travel costs in Rupees:
Dorm bed: 100 – 200
Double room in a budget hotel: 300 – 700
All-you-can-eat meals: 120 – 300
Bus and train tickets: 300 – 500

This country will always be the most popular destinations for budget travellers because there not many countries in the world where you can still travel comprehensively for a fraction of a cost. If what you’re after for is culture, to conquer the Golden Triangle, for gorgeous beaches and blinding temples , then Gokarna is the place to explore, for delicious street food, Mumbai offers a wide variety of it and for adventure, enter the Himalayan country.


Average travel costs in Mexican Pesos:
Hostel dorm bed: M$180
Double room in budget hotel: M$250 – 600
Fixed price lunch in economical restaurant: M$60 – 80
250km bus trip: M$220

Mexico offers diversity and culture that a few countries in the world offer. Mexico’s splendid mosaics of regional identities are as wide-ranging as the nation’s beautiful landscapes, which encompass everything from luxurious beach havens in Tulum to colourful and lively cities like Cancun and let’s not forget the ancient ruins, dense rainforests and tequila.


Average travel costs in Leva:
Dorm bed: 18 – 22 lv
Room in a simple guesthouse: 25 – 50 lv
Meal in cafeterias: 5 – 10 lv
Public transportation tickets: around 1 lv

Bulgaria is a country that not many people list in their go – to holiday destination. The country has many offerings to budget travellers, not least deserted beaches, hotels at budget – friendly prices and numerous beautiful towns. If you’re looking for a budget – friendly type of escape, Bulgaria is popular for its dramatic mountain ranges, which are perfect for exploration on foot or bike.


Average travel costs in rand:
Hotel dorm bed: from R160
Budget main dish: less thanR75
Two – week hop – on, hop – off Baz Bus pass: R4100

One of the most amazing things about South Africa is that you don’t have to spend a lot to experience the wonders and marvels of the bush. In order to get the most of this natural paradise, forge the tourist hotspots and safari in Hluhluwe to see white rhinos to see white rhinos and huge elephants, instead head to Drakensberg for hiking, cheap food and awesome culture and spend a few days in the energetic city of Cape Town.

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