The cheapest country in Europe for tourism (9 photos)

Traveling through Europe can be affordable if you make a choice in favor of the countries in the east of the continent. Here are eight-cost options that are sure to satisfy your quality / price ratio, if you're strapped for cash.

Note that the prices listed here may vary depending on the season or any major events. The approximate daily budget is made in view of inexpensive places to sleep, moderate costs for food and modest spending on souvenirs.




1. Albania



A small southern European country of Albania - a great budget alternative to Greece or Italy.

Ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage of this beautiful country stem from the close contacts with the ancestors of the modern Albanians civilizations of Greece and Rome, the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italy.

In Albania, many historical sites and attractions, in addition, there are several stunning beaches of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas.

The official currency of Albania - Lek exchange rate at which the world's currency is quite attractive for tourists. Here are some prices:

Beds in dormitory Tirana: $ 10

A room in a hostel: $ 14 - $ 15

The number in a budget hotel: $ 25

One trip by public transportation: $ 0, 30

COACHES: $ 1 - $ 2 for short distances, $ 5 - $ 10 - long

Taxi regardless of the distance: $ 3, day 50, $ 5, 75 night

F / W: train Tirana - Vlora (is 5, 5 hours) - up to $ 2, Tirana - Pogradec (4 hours) - $ 3, 30

A street snack: $ 2

Lunch in a cheap restaurant in a $ 3 - $ 5

Three-course dinner in the restaurant with the average price - $ 10

Local bottled beer (0, 5 l): $ 1, 30

Imported bottled beer (0, 33 L): $ 2

A cup of cappuccino: $ 1, 30

A cup of local coffee: $ 0, 50

Approximate daily cost: $ 30 - $ 35

2. Bulgaria



Prior to joining the European Union is practiced dual pricing system: foreigners pay for rooms in hotels and visiting museums considerably more locals. Since then, the situation has changed - the cost of food, accommodation and transport costs are much lower than in Western Europe.

Bulgaria is rich in sights, but now is not very popular with travelers, so in a hurry, did not happen until the influx of tourists and the prices are not spread upwards. Approximate cost holiday in this hospitable country:

Place in the camping: 6 $ 50 per person

A room in a private home: $ 8 - $ 20 depending on the area

Beds dorm in Sofia: $ 8 - $ 15

The number in the low-cost accommodation outside Sofia: $ 13, 50 for a single and $ 27 for a room for two

Note: Many hotels on weekends reduce tariffs for accommodation and some Sofia hotels offer discounts throughout August

A trip around the city by bus or subway: $ 0, 75

Taxi: $ 0, $ 0.70 for 40 km

The ticket of economy class round trip on the train Sofia - Varna: $ 25

COACHES: roughly the same as trains

Street snack or fast food: $ 0 50 - $ 2

Lunch in a cheap no frills cafe: $ 2 - $ 5

Soup or salad at a restaurant: $ 1, 50

The dinner of several courses in the usual restaurant: $ 4 - $ 10

1 liter of beer at the store: $ 0 50 - $ 0, 80

1 liter of beer at the bar: $ 1 - $ 2, 50

Wine in restaurants: 1 $ 40 - $ 2, 50 for 1 liter of domestic, $ 4 - $ 8 for a bottle of ordinary wine, $ 8 - $ 14 for a bottle of the best

Local vodka: $ 2

A glass of raki (traditional local strong liqueur): $ 1 - $ 2

Cup of coffee: $ 1

Approximate daily cost: $ 33

3. Lithuania



You know that this country was once an empire that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea? Later Lithuania was the first Baltic country that initiated the policy of separation from the Soviet Union and striving for autonomy, but that's another story ...

Bright and intense, but virtually unknown outside the country history guarantees: there is something to see! Affordable prices will pleasantly surprise, and Vilnius, Lithuania - one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Valuations stay in the country as a tourist:

Beds in a hostel in Vilnius, from $ 10

Number inexpensive hotel from $ 15

Room in the middle of the price range from $ 25

The number in the four-star hotel: $ 40

A trip around the city by bus: $ 0, 75

Taxi: $ 0, 75 for 1 km

Intercity buses: an average of about $ 9, 50 100 km

Lunch in a cheap restaurant: 4 $ 50 - $ 7

Three-course dinner in the restaurant mid-range: 9 $ 50 - $ 15, 50

Local bottled beer (0, 5 l) $ 0, 88

Draught beer in a bar: $ 1, 50 - $ 2, 50

Cocktail: $ 4

The average cup of cappuccino: $ 2

Approximate daily cost from $ 35

4. Romania



Romania rightfully competes with Bulgaria for the title of the country suitable for the budget traveler. The popularity of this south-east of the country among tourists grows, a unique flavor and atmosphere of this ancient land will make the trip interesting and even exciting.

From the Castle of Dracula to the medieval towns of Wallachia from boiling in the cultural life of Bucharest, to the ski resorts - Romania offers all possibilities for the most diverse leisure, with all this - for a very reasonable price. That's about the cost of basic goods and services:

Beds in dormitory: $ 7 - $ 14, can be found for $ 5

Double room in a private house: in the big cities $ 20 - $ 35, $ ​​12 in the province

You can stay overnight at the monastery, double room: $ 18 - $ 24

The hotel of the middle class: $ 30 - $ 70

Note: sometimes hoteliers attract customers free breakfast and other bonuses - be sure to ask about it.

The trip by public transport (including trolley buses and trams): $ 0 30 - $ 0, 70

Taxi: $ 0, 45 for 1 km

Bus ticket from Bucharest to one of the cities of Transylvania: $ 15

F / A: $ 5 - $ 9 per 100 km

A street snack: $ 0, 30 - $ 1, 25

Lunch in a cheap restaurant in a $ 3 - $ 5

The dinner at an expensive restaurant in high season: $ 5 - $ 15

Local bottled beer: $ 0, 75

Beer in the bar: $ 1, 50 - $ 2.50

The best local wine: $ 15 at the store, up to $ 20 in a restaurant

Glass tsuika (local plum moonshine) in a bar or restaurant: $ 0 75 - $ 2

Cup of coffee: $ 0, 75 - $ 1, 50

Approximate daily cost from $ 33

5. Portugal


Portugal - member euro area, so can not boast an equally low prices, as the countries of Eastern Europe, but compared to its nearest neighbors, she wins.

This wonderful country located in the south-western part of the Iberian Peninsula is worth a visit to taste the finest seafood, exquisite port and ginjinha (Portuguese cherry liqueur), as well as to admire the architectural monuments of the Iberian culture, one of which is Belem Tower - an island fort on the river Tisza rivers in the eponymous district of Lisbon.

How much is:

Beds in the hostel in the province: 18 $ 50 - $ 33

The same, but in Lisbon: $ 13 - $ 28

Room in a boarding house in Lisbon: 26 $ 50 - $ 66

The number in the three-star hotel: $ 30 - $ 80

Tram ride in Lisbon: $ 3, 75

The ride on the subway, in the same place: $ 1, 85

Pass the tram or subway one day: $ 8

Taxi: $ 2, 15 for 1 km, at least - $ 3 per trip

Car rental: $ 210 - $ 350 per week

Train ticket Oporto - Lisbon: Cheap $ 34 - $ 40, 1st class $ 46 - $ 55

COACHES: $ 13 per hour

Baguette: $ 0 40 - $ 0, 80

200 g of cheese: $ 1 - $ 4

A full lunch, including a drink in a cheap restaurant or cafe: 6 $ 50 - $ 13, 50

Dish in the usual restaurant: 3 $ 30 - $ 10

The dish in expensive restaurant: 6 $ 50 - $ 24

Note: as soon as you sit down at the table, you still have to order bring snacks, keep in mind - it's not free, sometimes the bill for meals can exceed the cost of the main meal, so unless you want to shell out, ask the waiter to pick them up or move to the other end of the table .

Local bottled beer: $ 0, 65 - $ 1

Draught beer in a bar: $ 1 - $ 2, 50

A bottle of wine in the store: $ 1, 50 - $ 16, rarely above

A glass of house wine at the restaurant: $ 1, 30 - $ 3.30

The best wine in a restaurant: $ 2, 50 - 6, $ 50 a glass, $ 6, 50 - $ 20 a bottle

Cup of coffee: $ 0 65 - $ 2

Approximate daily cost from $ 50

6. Slovakia


When Czechoslovakia split up, most of the developed tourist industry remained on the Czech side, so most tourists consider Slovakia "boring sister" of the Czech Republic, however, having been in this hospitable country, you realize that this is not true.

Low popularity among tourists of Slovakia even at the hands of those who do not like crowded travelers to Central Europe. Here lack of interesting places and amazing scenery, in addition, the local population is not spoiled by the attention so the prices are very democratic:

Camping: $ 8 per tent place

Beds in the hostel: $ 17 - $ 25

Cabin in the mountains of the national park: $ 6 - $ 10 per person

Double room with breakfast in a conventional hotel: $ 26 - $ 70

The bus ride: $ 0, 60 - $ 1

The train ticket Bratislava - Kosice Cheap $ 24, 1st class $ 35

Train ticket from Kosice to the point of departure hiking path in the Tatra Mountains: $ 8 for economy class, $ 12 for 1st class

COACHES: $ 6 per 100 km

Taxi: $ 0, 80 - $ 1, 30

Baguette: $ 0 20 - $ 0, 90

100 g of local cheese: $ 0 40 - $ 2

Soup: $ 1 - $ 2.50

Lunch of three meals a normal restaurant: $ 3 - $ 8

Entrees: $ 1, 50 - $ 6

A bottle of local beer (0, 5 l) $ 0, 60 - $ 1

Beer in the bar (0, 5 l): $ 2

A bottle of wine in the store: usually $ 3, 50 - $ 8, the best $ 8 - $ 20

Good wine in a bar or a restaurant: $ 6 - $ 12 per bottle

A glass of house wine: $ 1 - $ 2, 60

A glass of the local liqueur: $ 0.60 - $ 1, 60

Cup of coffee: $ 2

Approximate daily cost: $ 37

7. Poland


Another great destination for inexpensive, but a bright holiday. It has everything you need: for lovers of nature - lush forests, mountains and lakes of amazing beauty; those who are interested in history, surely like to wander through the medieval castles, and the rest are waiting for the noisy modern metropolis where also find many options for entertainment. If you want to get an unforgettable experience, and does not pay - you can safely go to Poland. Here are the approximate prices:

Beds in the hostel: $ 13 - $ 20

A room in a hostel: $ 18

The number in a budget hotel: $ 20

Travel around the city by bus: $ 0, 75

Taxi: $ 0 60 - $ 0, 75 for 1 km

Intercity buses: $ 0, 89 for short distances, $ 30, 84 - $ 32, 24 for long

The ticket of economy class round trip train Warsaw - Krakow: $ 64, 52

Snack: 2 $ 50 - $ 4, 50

Great pizza in a pizzeria: 6 $ 25 - $ 7, 75

Dinner two courses in a cheap restaurant: $ 12 50 - $ 15, 50

Dinner at the usual restaurant: 15 $ 50 - $ 30

Local bottled beer: $ 1

Beer in the bar: $ 2, 50

A bottle of good wine: $ 5, 96

A bottle of vodka: $ 7, 75

Cup of coffee: $ 1, 75 - $ 3, 50

Approximate daily cost: $ 35 - $ 40

8. Croatia


In recent years, the popularity of Croatia as a country for tourists is growing, which is not surprising - except for the sunny beaches and magnificent nature Here you can find something else: great culinary and wine-making tradition, the resorts on the Adriatic coast, a small ancient town, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and more .

Due to the influx of tourists in recent years the price has been steadily rising, but the rest are still cheaper than the other Mediterranean resorts. To save money and avoid the crowds of other travelers, it is better not to come here at the height of the tourist season (July-August). That's the cost of holidays in Croatia:

Beds in the hostel: $ 20 - $ 25

A room in a private home: $ 20 - $ 30

Hotel average price range: $ 60 - $ 80

Note: The off-season price is 40% lower

Ferry ticket: $ 3, 50 - $ 5

Taxi: $ 1 for 1 km, but at least $ 2, 50

Intercity buses: $ 3, 50 - 5 $ 50 an hour

Train ticket Zagreb - Rijeka (in the way of 4 hours): $ 17 - $ 20

Train ticket Zagreb - Split (journey time of 5 hours 50 minutes to 8 hours 20 minutes): $ 30 - $ 32

Great pizza in a pizzeria: $ 6, 50

Pasta or risotto in a cheap restaurant: $ 7 - $ 9

Lunch in a restaurant with average prices: $ 10 50 - $ 14

A bottle of local wine: $ 6 - $ 9

Beer in the bar: $ 2, 50

A glass of the local liqueur: $ 2, 50

Cocktail: $ 4

A cup of cappuccino: $ 2

Approximate daily cost from $ 45

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