It’s no secret that traveling is pricey. From booking flights and a place to stay to eating out and viewing tourist attractions, the cost adds up quickly. Luckily, for those looking to experience the world but still wanting to save some cash, some cheap destinations don’t require you to miss out on any of the experience. Next vacation, consider one of these three travel destinations that cost less than $60 per day.
Bali can be done for just around $24 per day. The vacation spot boasts beautiful beaches and many temples for exploring. Transportation around the city costs as little as 25 cents when choosing a one-way ticket on the least expensive local transit. If you’re looking for a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant, prices are about $8.90 on average. If you want a more casual dining experience, inexpensive restaurants offer Indonesian cuisine, such as satay or Nasi Ayam for around $2.14.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
With a multicultural influence ranging from French colonial architecture and a bustling Chinatown, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is one of the best low-cost vacation spots. Head to Ben Thanh Market for local eateries and street food, averaging around $2.17. The market also features textiles and souvenirs and is located inside one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city. Accommodations run about $13.33 per night. December through April is the most popular time to visit because it’s the dry season, but a trip in September or October will line up with the Full Moon Festival and allow you to experience colorful lanterns, festive dancing and delicious mooncakes. Per day, a stay in Ho Chi Minh City will cost $25.21.
Johannesburg, South Africa
The former home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, this city is great for any history buff. Besides its historical context, the city has a number of fun activities, such as boat rides at Herman Eckstein Park and the Gold Reef City theme park. One-way tickets on local transportation costs on average $1.74, or purchase a ticket on a hop-on-hop-off bus for just $12.80. An inexpensive meal will cost you under $10 per person, while a three-course meal of South African food, which takes inspiration from French, Indian, Dutch and Malaysian fare, costs an average of $17.80. All in all, Johannesburg can be done for just $52.67 per day.