Cheap places to travel internationally – the most beautiful, yet inexpensive destinations

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(Last Updated On: 19. Aug 2023)

Traveling on budget is usually tough. There are so many expenses to consider – flights, hotels, transportation, food. The list goes on. But what if there were some really beautiful, yet inexpensive destinations out there? In fact there are few and we are going to look at them in more detail. Before we proceed with our list of Cheap places to travel internationally, here are some tips on how to get cheap flights, affordable hotels and how to save some travel money. You may use these tips to find great deals on yacht charters or Oceanfront Bed And Breakfast bookings. All these topics have been covered in this blog already.

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Nepal is mostly known as birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth is also in Nepal. As mentioned by Lonely Planet, traveling in Nepal can cost you $5-$7 a day. That can be achieved by staying in a budget accommodation and sticking to eating the local Nepali cuisine. The visa is pretty cheap – usually around $25. The country attracts a lot of trekkers and hikers. It is also well known destination for mountain biking, rafting and motorcycling trips. Nepal has probably the most scenic mountain roads.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 N₨ 100.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 N₨ 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 540.00 N₨ 400.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 N₨ 153.33-300.00



This country is a favorite of backpackers. A hostel bed will cost you around $4 per night. Although the flight might be pricey, it will be compensated with cheap food and accommodations plus plenty of free things do. Some say this is easily one of the best places to go on a budget. The official price for a tourist visa is USD35. There are many temples around Cambodia. To enter a temple, you need to cover shoulders and knees and uncover your head. Haggling is part of the culture, so make sure to do that!

Prices in USD

Budget breakfast Some hotels include breakfast with the room. If not there are many restaurants serving eggs and pancakes plus local options. 1.50 – 3.00
Budget lunch Most restaurants serve Western dishes as well as Cambodian fare, and are open all day and into the night. 2.50 – 4.50
Budget dinner Restaurants along the river are comfortable, but a bit more expensive than those inland. 3.50 – 7.00
Draft beer (glass) Angkor Beer is cheap on tap and served almost everywhere. Bottled beers are more expensive, often double. 0.70 – 1.50
Happy pizza Several restaurants in this website here that are along the river and others near the lake serve normal pizzas with cannabis as a topping for the regular price. 3.00 – 8.00



Thailand is a bit more expensive than other Southeast Asian countries, as it is probably one of the most visited asia travel destinations. There is plenty of cheap street food. Hostel rooms start at 10$ per night. Some say it used to be much prettier. Bangkok is heavily polluted and touristic resorts are overcrowded. Still, it is a unique and highly attractive country, with something for everybody – temples, sandy beaches, mountains, luxury hotels and beach bungalows. Street food is tasty and mostly safe.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 ฿ 40.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿ 400.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 159.50 ฿ 130.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 ฿ 50.00-80.00


Prague (Czech Republic)

Although Europe is certainly not a cheap place to travel, Czech capital is a nice exception. Hostel rates vary between $10-$15 a night and beer is cheaper than water. There are plenty of activities, not to mention that Prague is an incredibly beautiful city to simply walk and explore. There is a very well developed public transport system, so staying away from city center is generally not a problem. Prague is very well connected to most European cities by rail.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 Kč 100.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Kč 500.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 125.00 Kč 110.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 Kč 28.00-36.00



Since joining the EU, it has become easier to travel there. Bulgaria is not using euro and is sort of off-the-radar tourist destination for many, which makes it cheap. However, it’s a gorgeous place to visit. Something to consider before hitting beach resorts – they are not exactly western standard, meaning the quality may not always be similar to, let’s say, hotels in Spain or Italy. For people who remember the Soviet times it’s almost like going back in time. Still, the country has raw beauty and a lot of attractions – mountains, Black sea, castles and ancient towns.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 лв 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 лв 30.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 лв 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 лв 1.20-2.50


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