Best Countries to Visit on a Budget

Published: 12/30/2012

It seems that more of us have to deal with money concerns these days. This means that we have less cash to spend on things like foreign holidays. The good news is that there are still plenty of countries that we can visit without spending a great deal of money. Here are a few suggestions for how you can get abroad without it putting you into debt.


It costs a bit of money to get there from the UK, but once you are in Cambodia you can really get by on very little money. If you do not drink alcohol, stay in a basic place, and are prepared to eat local food then you could easily survive on a couple of quid a day. For less than forty pound a day, you could almost live like a king here. These days it is relatively easy to pick up a cheap flight to Cambodia, so long as you look out for special deals.


Iceland used to be a relatively expensive destination to visit but once their economy tanked a few years ago it brought prices down significantly. This has become a great choice for people who want to travel somewhere unique without having to spend much money. Iceland really is a wonderful country, and the people are very welcoming. In the last few months, there have been signs that the Iceland economy is getting back on track, but it is still a relatively cheap place to visit.


Tourism to South America from the UK has sky rocketed in the last couple of years, but surprisingly Bolivia seems still to be considered a bit off the beaten track. This is actually good news for those of us who are looking for cheap deals and a low cost of living. There are some fantastic things to see in this country, and it arguably has similar attractions to the more popular Mexico and Peru.  It is possible to have a good time in Bolivia for about thirty pounds or less per day, including accommodation.   


Thailand shares a border with Cambodia, and it is a bit more expensive but it is a real bargain when compared to most other countries around the world. It is possible to find accommodation for about three pounds per night, and you can get a nice meal for less than a pound. The great thing about Thailand is that it offers a much higher level of comfort than most of the surrounding countries, and there are a great many more options for things to do. If you want to save money, it might be best to stick to one of the islands like Koh Pha Ngan or head up north to somewhere like Chiang Mai.

So there you have just a few ideas for how to travel abroad without spending too much money. It is understandable that you want to save money, but this does not mean that you should skimp on travel insurance. Taking a trip abroad without a policy is just not worth it and may even be considered a bit reckless.

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