To Travel, you don’t have to be rich. In many countries, it is possible to live easily for less than €20 a day.
We conducted a large survey in late 2018 of 848 people who have been on a round-the-world or long trip. They told us their average budget for each country they love to travel to. The daily cost given includes accommodation, food, local transport, activities and visits. Here are the 10 cheapest destinations for which we had the average budget of at least ten people.
INDIA: €18 PER DAY
Sylvain loved India so much that he has already been there three times. In this country, the change of scenery is guaranteed. The crowds, the smells, the noises, the heat: all the senses are put to work as soon as you leave the airport. Extraordinary temples and palaces rub shoulders with crippled beggars, women in shimmering saris and sacred cows that stroll nonchalantly through piles of rubbish. It is often said that you either love India or you hate it. We love it!
LAOS: €20 PER DAY
Laos is the cheapest country in South East Asia. The pace of life is particularly relaxed. The country is landlocked and has managed to preserve its wild and welcoming side, far from the hectic life of the big Asian metropolises. You can enjoy the gentle way of life along the Mekong and the Nam River. Even the capital, Vientiane, remains on a human scale with only 800,000 inhabitants.