The overwhelming urge to travel sometimes hits you hard, even when your budget doesn’t allow for an extravagant vacation.
Fortunately, there are many cities throughout the world where travel is dirt cheap, and you can probably find an exciting destination that suits your needs without breaking the bank.
Here are ten incredible cities you can visit for surprisingly cheap:
Panama City, Panama
Panama City is one of the cheapest major cities in the world for visitors and is home to a variety of popular attractions, including the Palacio de las Garzas and the National Institute of Culture Building. Hotel rooms are much cheaper than in most cities, and a bed at a decent hostel only costs about $15 per night.
Prague, Czech Republic
Airbnb apartment rentals in Prague often go for about $30 per night, and there are many cheap hostels and hotels too. Public transportation usually costs about one dollar, but you can also walk to most of the city’s attractions, including:
Prague Astronomical Clock
St. Vitus Cathedral
Sofia is home to many excellent and inexpensive spas, so it’s a great destination for a girls’ trip. There are also amazing dining options, with a three-course meal usually only costing about $20.
Oaxaca City, Mexico
In Oaxaca City, you can find delicious Mexican food from street vendors for only a couple dollars, and there are several great hostels that charge less than $15 per night. From the city, you can take a trip to the ruins of Monte Albán and the ancient Tule Tree for a total of about $20.
You can take a trip to Bangkok and spend less than $30 per day while exploring the city, visiting attractions, and eating plenty of food. Some of the city’s best attractions include:
Temple of the Golden Mount
Grand Palace Wat Phra Kaew
You can find private rooms in Kyrgyzstan for less than $20 per night, and meals often start around $2. Bishkek is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has some amazing historic attractions.
Lisbon has plenty of museums, historic attractions, restaurants, and nightlife, but it’s much cheaper to visit than most other European cities. You can stay in a budget room or hostel for around $30 per night, and there are many cheap restaurants and bars.
Palawan is still a relatively quiet city compared to the more popular tourist cities in the Philippines, but it has some of the best beaches, landscapes, and aquatic life in the world. You can stay in a hostel for less than $10 per night, and food and drinks are cheap as well.
Because of the fluctuating currency, visiting Cairo right now is incredibly cheap. You can stay at a budget hotel for $20 or less per night, and guided tours of the city are relatively inexpensive.
In Mumbai, you can stay at a decent hotel, visit cultural attractions, use public transportation, and eat three hearty meals a day while spending less than $30. Some of the city’s best attractions include the Gateway of India and the Elephanta Caves.