The folks at Travelex, the foreign-exchange giant, recently published a list of the destinations where £500 (currently, $674) would last the longest. Although the list targeted British travelers, the figures should work out about the same for travelers from North America.
The Travelex figures are based strictly on daily out-of-pocket tourist expenses: three restaurant meals, four soft drinks, two beers, two coffees, and two trips using public transport. Although the calculations do not include hotel accommodations costs, in general, the countries with low per-day costs usually enjoy low accommodations prices, as well. Note that the survey only covered the 32 countries visited most by UK tourists, so it doesn’t include many super-cheap destinations, particularly in Africa and South America.
So where does your money dry up the quickest? You won’t be surprised to learn where $700 will last only six days: Switzerland and Norway. Browse the slideshow above to see the top ten countries for budget travel.
This story originally appeared on SmarterTravel.com.
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