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1. Posted by Superwolf (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

What is the cheapest country to travel or holiday in? Don't bother mentioning non-tourist-destonation-ish countries.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 10y

Maybe you need to define "non-tourist-destination-ish"

Perhaps these threads will help:

3. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

indonesia is fairly chep

4. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

especialy the shopping, alot of its not the best quality though

5. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Not sure if prices changed when EU membership was gained, but the Czech Republic used to be extremely cheap. For less than 0.10 euro you already had a drink, and for about 0.10-0.20 euro you could buy a book or CD. Of course local wages were quite low, but cost of living were equally low, so for tourists with Western European wages the cheap cheap Czech was a shopping (and drinking ;)) paradise. However, as I said, things may have changed due to EU membership, and I guess being a big and very popular city Prague won't be cheap as hell. But still, it should still be quite cheap, both for living in or for visiting.

I heard Turkey and the Caucasian countries are very cheap as well (but equally low wages for the locals) apart from metropolis Istanbul where I heard different stories with a lot of variation (and who to believe then?)

I also know a guy who moved from Europe to Ecuador recently. In the capital Quito he is renting a house for less than 300euro per YEAR That is crazy. You can save for two or three months on a European wage, then move to Ecuador and rent a place for a whole year, not having to worry about accomodation at all.

Pakistan, even their capital, should be very cheap as well I heard.

Guess those places are heaven for the tourists. For people like me who prefer living in a country for 1 or 2 years while discovering the place, it is less interesting financially: in most cases the salaries will be quite low as well, so you don't get much benefit from the cheap prices.
What is the cheapest country anyway when it comes to comparing cost of living and average salary?