The best value holiday destinations for 2020

The best value holiday destinations for 2020

With the January sales just around the corner, there’s no better time to start hunting for some cheap holiday deals. But which destinations are actually the best value? To help you find your perfect getaway for 2020, we’ve been looking at where in the world you can get the most for your money.

Beach holidays

The Algarve, Portugal

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Boasting craggy cliffs and picturesque beaches, the Algarve remains one of the best value coastal destinations in Western Europe. Not only is the region is peppered with a mix of vibrant nightlife, sleepy fishing villages and sought-after surf spots, but dining out will cost you a lot less than it will in other Mediterranean destinations.

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: £1.14

Local draught beer: £1.17

Three course meal for two: £25.69

Sarandë, Albania

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Just a stone’s throw from the coast of Corfu, Sarandë brings you the same idyllic beaches as Greece, just at a fraction of the price. The region usually has over 300 sunny days a year, so is perfect for those seeking warmer climates. Most importantly though, Albania doesn’t use the Euro, so you’ll probably find your money goes a lot further during your trip.

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: 86p

Local draught beer: £1.02

Three course meal for two: £16.49

City breaks

Budapest, Hungary

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Eastern Europe is home to a number of cheap city break destinations, however one of the best value urban holidays has to be Budapest. Bursting with gothic glamour, the city is an architectural feast. It’s also famous for its soothing baths and electric nightlife, ensuring there’s plenty to do on any city break.  

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: £1.20

Local draught beer: £1.28

Three course meal for two: £25.59

Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon offers a low-cost break packed with sumptuous food and architectural treasures. Retaining its crown as Western Europe’s cheapest capital city, make sure you pay a visit to the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira – a food market that will give you a true flavour of the city.

Cappuccino: £1.27

Local draught beer: £1.71

Three course meal for two: £29.98

Ski trips

Bansko, Bulgaria

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One of the best value ski resorts in Europe, Bulgaria’s Bansko has 50km of slopes to enjoy. Essentially though, a six day ski pass will only set you back £119.71. Compared to the £280 you can expect to pay in Chamonix, as well as the significant savings you’ll make on food and drink, you find a ski trip to Bulgaria comes in at a lot less than its French and Swiss counterparts.

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: 98p

Local draught beer: £1.09

Three course meal for two: £14.67

Six day ski pass: £119.71

Vogel, Slovenia

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Part of the Triglav national park, Vogel in Slovenia offers picturesque skiing on a budget. Overlooking Lake Bohinj, this pretty ski resort is ideal for families and couples, boasting a good mix of pistes ranging in difficulties. Vogel is just an hour outside of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, making it both convenient and cost effective.

How much can you expect to pay?

(Prices for Ljubljana)

Cappuccino: £1.24

Local draught beer: £2.23

Three course meal for two: £29.98

Six day ski pass: £131.52

Long haul getaways

Bali, Indonesia

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If you can afford to fork out a bit more for the flights, there are big savings to be made in destinations further afield. Bali, probably Indonesia’s most famous island, offers incredible value on food and drink. Here, a three course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant will set you back a mere £8.23. So, if you’re looking an exotic location where your budget will stretch a whole lot further, Bali could be a great option.

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: £1.55

Local draught beer: £1.59

Three course meal for two: £8.23

Cancun, Mexico

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Surrounded by the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a great place to soak up the sun and the Mayan culture. A mix of breath-taking beaches and archaeological sites, this low cost paradise location is great value if you can afford the travel expenses.

How much can you expect to pay?

Cappuccino: £1.84

Local draught beer: £1.40

Three course meal for two: £19.95

From the cobbled streets of Lisbon to the beaches of Bali, we think these are some of the best value holiday destinations for 2020. Where will you be jetting off to next year? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter.

Need a little help putting these figures into perspective? Here’s how much you can expect to pay for the same items in London.

Cappuccino: £2.81

Local draught beer: £5.00

Three course meal for two: £55.00

 

Please check the latest travel advice before you book any holidays: Foreign Travel Advice

Destination costs are worked out based on the Numbeo Cost of Living Index.

Please note: All costs were accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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