While some destinations at a glance might seem cheap to visit, the high plane ticket price makes it an expensive choice. Likewise, the steep price of a hotel in some places might dissuade you from visiting, but the low cost of everything else makes it an affordable option.
We’ve tracked flight prices, hotel rooms, the price of coffee, food, and beer to come up with an average daily cost spent in each of these seven cities.
The best value flights for 2017
We took the average flight prices for 2016 and compared them to 2017. While there was a flight price increase all around, flights to cities like Sydney and New Delhi increased by less than 10%. Bali, a popular destination for Kiwis and others in the Oceania region saw a steep price increase of 21.5%.
The cost of a beer
If you meet other travellers on the road, one form of measuring how expensive a place is is by comparing the cost of a beer. High-priced brews tend to reflect their relative cost of food, admission tickets, and entertainment. We’ve compared the price of a domestic draught beer to the price of a beer in Christchurch. Interestingly, a beer in every city featured costs less than one at home.
The cost of a coffee
Need a caffeine fix while you’re on the road? We don’t blame you. These are the prices of a regular cappuccino in seven of our best-value cities.
One day or one week in each city
We calculated the average price you can expect to spend per day in each of the seven cities, as well as the cost of a week spent in each city. These prices include accommodation, three meals, a bottle of water, two tickets on local transport, a cappuccino, and half a litre of domestic beer.
New Delhi, Bali, and Nadi come out as the clear winners when it comes to the best value of cost per day.
Where is the winner?
Though New Delhi, Bali, and Nadi come out as the clear winners of best value spent per day in a destination, factoring the cost of flights reveals a new ranking.
We calculated the cost of one week spent in each city plus the cost of airfare. Here is roughly what you can expect to spend all-in on a one week trip to each of these cities.
- Nadi, Fiji: $2,220.34
- Apia, Samoa: $2,314.16
- Bali, Indonesia: $2,479.59
- New Delhi, India: $2,509.91
- Sydney, Australia: $2,566.66
- Seoul, South Korea: $2,760.17
- London, England: $5,160.75
Nadi, Apia, and Bali prove to be the best destinations for value overall when factoring for flights and all other travel expenses on a week-long holiday.
How to stretch your dollar?
You can make your money go further by choosing a destination with a low daily cost and staying there as long as possible.