The five cheapest countries to visit - from five different continents! Australia and Antarctica not included, for obvious reasons.
Let’s be honest here. Not everybody has a lot of cash lying around to visit where they’d like. That shouldn’t discourage you from traveling – not at all. Even going to the cheapest countries to visit their natural landmarks and architectural wonders will help broaden your perspective.
We’ve decided to help out our fellow budget travelers with a few suggestions. Obviously, the world is a large place and it’s important to see as much of it as you can.
As such, we’ve researched which are the cheapest countries to visit on each continent. Australia and Antarctica are two special cases, so you can guess why we won’t include them here.
A little disclaimer: if you find a country that’s even more inexpensive for backpackers – make sure to tell us in the comments! In the meantime, let’s get this started.
While Cuba is an island, it’s still considered a part of the North American continent. But let’s not bore you with geographical facts.
If we made a list of the cheapest countries to visit without regard to different continents, Asian ones would’ve made our top 5. That’s great news for budget travelers! Still, today we’ve focused in on Nepal.
Here we have the home of Mt. Everest and some of the most colorful cities, such as Kathmandu. The capital is filled with various temples and monasteries.
Tourism in Egypt has had a lot to suffer after the 2011 political protests. On the other hand, that also means it’s now one of the cheapest countries to visit in Africa.
They’ve also devalued their currency in 2016 so you can find some sweet deals on anything you can imagine. Guided tours to the Pyramids, camel rides, diving and snorkeling – the works.
For example, we had a great time in Sharm El Sheikh back in 2011 when we started our journey around the world. Try it out for yourself.
Just remember to not accept anything seemingly “for free” – such as being photographed on top of a camel. Scammers sometimes force you to pay a larger price just to get down! Then again, you can find all sorts of scams everywhere else in the world.
Some people would like to go to one end of the world or the other – but did you ever think about meeting up in the middle?
You can visit both a monument and a museum dedicated to the equator in the capital of Quito. It’s called “la mitad del mundo” – you guessed it, Spanish for middle of the world.
But what we really want to know if it’s inexpensive to travel. Well, part of what makes Ecuador one of the cheapest countries to visit is the really low price of gas.
You might remember that we invited you to suggest cheaper countries than those we proposed here. We’re always up for a challenge!
Leave your suggestions in the comments. Tell us why you would include it on the list. Is it the inexpensive accommodation? The possibility to buy food in bulk for “a dime a dozen”?
Or, maybe it’s because of the low-cost entrance fees at museums, parks, temples, etc. Most likely it’s going to be a combination of those. Whatever the reason, post your ideas here – we’d love to read about them ☺