When you’re a travel blogger (even if it’s just a hobby, like it is for me!) people often ask how you can afford to travel so much. For me, the #1 most important money-saving travel tip is to choose affordable destinations where my money will go further. This is especially important for solo travelers, as we don’t have the luxury of splitting accommodation costs or sharing a rental car. The cheapest countries to visit for us are those with excellent public transportation networks, lots of comfortable hostels, a wide variety of food options and excursions that can be done independently or with a reasonably-priced organized tour.
To make my list of the fifteen cheapest countries to visit, I looked back through two decades worth of receipts for things like hostels and bus tickets, checked updated menu prices at my favorite eateries abroad, and spent way too much time doing currency conversions on my iPhone calculator. In the end, I found fifteen countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas where prices are low but the simple joy of travel is high. Read on to find your next budget travel destination!
The Cheapest Countries to Visit in Europe
Although Georgia is quickly becoming a budget travel hotspot (read more about Georgia below), Armenia remains an underrated budget travel option. It is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe, with daily costs for budget travelers coming in around $40 USD per day. (For the record, I am Canadian, but it’s easier to convert local prices to US dollars!).