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Which is the cheapest country, in the world to travel in?

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 8 Sep '06 14:59

Which is the cheapest country, in the world to travel in, in your opinion/experience?
I will have to give it some thought, before i answer my own question.

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru, 1167 posts) 8 Sep '06 21:46

Hi Mel
what is cheap,what is expensiv?

for exemple,I think a single bedroom with private Bathroom in a hostel for $8.00-20.00 in a good location in Buenos Aires,Lima,Quito, cheap,
good lunch or dinner for $4.00-10.00 Appetizer,dessert, in a nice restaurant,good location,is cheap for me,because I would have to pay here minimum for the same $30.00-50.00

But for other people on a tight budget it is expensiv,because you can get a bed in a dorm for $2.00-5.00,you can get a menue for $2.00
So,what is cheap? what is expensiv?

sunny gretings to you,

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5555 posts) 9 Sep '06 07:21

Well, it all depends on the things you do as well. I have not been to all countries, so don't know which on average is the cheapest worldwide.

But I found Bali and Thailand, although very touristy, still very cheap. And taxi rides in Beijing I found very cheap for a country which is booming.
I know that you can take a domestic flight in Turkmenistan for about 1 dollar....cheaper than taking the bus and not that unsafe (I haven't heard of any plane crashes lately).

I bought a local brand of cigarettes in Ukraine for about 15 dollarcents, and it was not even that bad.

But in general, of the countries where I have been, Syria was dirt cheap really.
Sleeping in a decent double room 4 dollar a person. Street food with a drink for under 1 dollar and a 4 hour train ride for 80 cents. And visiting Palmyra ancient ruins was free!


4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 11 Sep '06 01:29

The cheapest I've ever heard would be Mongolia, though probably there's a number of former Soviet satellite states (Tadzikistan?) that beat even that...

5. Posted by ely_sphene (Budding Member, 4 posts) 11 Sep '06 20:54

The Philippines is generally an inexpensive place to live in and/or visit.

6. Posted by starrjones (Budding Member, 17 posts) 11 Sep '06 21:05

Uganda is a very inexpensive place to travel. Stayed in a great hostel where you can pitch a tent for about $7 and internet usage was free. Food and drinks were also reasonable anywhere I visited, fresh and filling, too.

7. Posted by China2006 (Budding Member, 32 posts) 12 Sep '06 02:00

Chna is comparatively budget trip for travellers who want to travel around the world.

8. Posted by zachary (Respected Member, 471 posts) 12 Sep '06 02:10

Quoting ely_sphene

The Philippines is generally an inexpensive place to live in and/or visit.

yes it is, especially Cebu, thats where i live, and 1 of the reasons i moved here was for the cheapness of living

9. Posted by YvonneLiu (Budding Member, 14 posts) 12 Sep '06 22:18

obviously,China is a good choice~~~

10. Posted by bowlerpaul (Budding Member, 9 posts) 13 Sep '06 06:04

I think the cheapest country i've ever travelled in would have to be either Cambodia or India. You can get a really nice double room in Cambodia for about $4 a night and good food for around $1. Accomadation was slightly more expensive in India but in terms of transport I took a 27 hour train jouirney from Agra to Bombay for about $18. Cheap as chips!