When you’re on a budget, travel can often seem like an unachievable dream. But many cities are more affordable than you think, if you plan in advance – here’s what you can get for just £100 a day in these major cities according to Starling Bank.
Hong Kong is a surprisingly affordable destination, with the average cost of a day spent here costing around £91.37. For £100, you can get a lot for your money – a three-course meal, for example, costs around £20.82, while a glass of beer or wine costs just £5.18. But you can find cheaper dining here too, with local meals costing around £5.20 and fast food at £3.64. A budget hotel stay in the city can be found for around £20.40, although a standard hotel is just under £50 per night. Public transport is inexpensive at £2.08 for a round trip, although an attraction ticket will set you back nearly £24.
A day in Prague comes in at £66.18 on average, and with affordable food, drink and travel, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular travel destination. Local meals can cost as little as £5.26 while a three course meal costs around £13.15 and even luxury dining costs just £18.90. Public transport in Prague is affordable too, with a round trip costing £1.69 on average. The average cost of a ticket to a local attraction is around £5.93 and accommodation can range from £15.92 for a budget hotel to £42.78 for a higher-end option.
Thailand is renowned for being an affordable destination and Bangkok is evidence of just how inexpensive travel here can be. An average day in Bangkok costs around £43.36, starting with accommodation which ranges from as little as £12.31 for a budget stay to £32.82. The average cost of an attraction tick is just £3.89, while a round-trip on public transport is around £1.85. One of the key areas you’ll save money in Bangkok is on food, as you can dine cheaply here. A local meal can cost as little as £1.60 and you can find three-course dining for just £10.65. Drinks are also inexpensive – a glass of beer or wine costs around £2.13, while a bottle of water is only £0.24 on average.
The vibrant city of Istanbul provides budget-friendly travel, with a day here costing just £35.51 on average. Three meals in this colourful city will set you back around £12.78, while a local meal is just £4.26 and a luxury meal costing in the region of £5.52. Public transport can be found for just £0.74, making it easy to explore the whole city. This city is packed with sights and attractions, and tickets to see them are reasonable, costing just £3.92. Your accommodation in Istanbul will cost anywhere from £6.83 for a budget hotel to £18.07 for a standard hotel room.
In Delhi, your money will go incredibly far and it’s one of the most affordable destination you can visit. For £100, you can explore the city to its full, starting with the budget-friendly accommodation it has to offer. A budget hotel room in Delhi costs around £5.76 while a standard hotel room costs in the region of £15.80. Getting around the city cheaply is really easy, as a round trip using the public transport system will cost just £0.69 or £6.30 for a taxi ride. The average cost of an attraction ticket is around £3.21, while dining is inexpensive at £2.84 for a local meal or just £6.83 for a three-course dinner and £6.42 for luxury dining.