A survey has identified the Hungarian capital Budapest as the world’s cheapest travel destination.
Travel website Hoppa.com examined the prices of costs most typical of tourists – such as a cup of coffee, a jug of beer, a bottle of beer, dinner for two, a 3-kilometre taxi ride or a night in a hotel – in 46 countries with the aim of showing would-be travelers the best budget destinations.
It revealed that, with regard to overall costs, Budapest is the cheapest and Dubai is the most expensive destination, with an average daily budget in the Hungarian capital amounting to 40.34 British pounds (approximately HUF 15 000) as opposed to 278.92 pounds (almost HUF 110 000) in the Gulf city.
According to the survey, the most expensive destinations after Dubai are New York City, the African nation of Botswana, Marrakech and Sydney, while the cheapest after Budapest are Tenerife, Bangkok, Ha Noi and Cape Town.
Budapest was also ranked among the cheapest cities in almost all separate categories; as for hotel prices, for example, it came first with an average of 23.23 pounds (about HUF 9000), ahead of Bangkok, Tenerife and Faro. Although the prices of food in Budapest are not among the ten cheapest, a bottle of wine is cheaper only in Faro, Portugal, while the Hungarian capital has the seventh-cheapest beer among destinations featured on the list.