As the pound is still one of the world’s strongest currencies your travel money will go further if you choose your holiday destination carefully. But with so many countries to choose from, how do you decide? Well, our infographic, produced on behalf of MoneySupermarket, has some brilliant suggestions to show you how to get the most for your money by listing the prices for common holiday expenses.
We have compared the prices of a pint of beer, a glass of wine, taxi fares, a 3 course meal, a room in a 4 star hotel and a room in a hostel. We have listed these costs for four continents and various cities, with some very surprising results. Based on these facts, London is the most expensive city, outpricing even New York when it comes to the cost of a four star hotel room. Only Stockholm charges more to stay in a hostel than London, so if you are thinking of a cheap, backpacking holiday this year the hostels in Egypt could be worth looking at as they are the cheapest.
With the USA now the second favourite summer holiday destination with British holidaymakers it might be worth noting that it is also an expensive country to visit. Taking the cost of long haul flights out of the equation, the African continent is cheapest overall, with the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh having the lowest total cost at only £109. Asia and Oceania also compare quite favourably, but unfortunately Europe turns out to be the most expensive continent to visit.
Hopefully the research done by the MoneySupermarket team will help you choose the right destination for your next holiday. By comparing all the prices you can worry less about what you’re spending while you’re there, and just concentrate on relaxing!
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