Based on the annual Backpacker Index published by priceoftravel.com, every city is rated according to the price of one night at a hostel, 3 meals, 2 rides on public transportation, 1 sight seeing attraction, and 3 drinks. So whether you’re looking to visit the jungles of Southeast Asia or you want to shave a few buck off of your next Eurotrip, these 25 cheapest places to travel that won’t break your budget are for you!
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Crowded and sprawling, most people only end up staying in Jakarta for a few hours on a layover but if you enjoy shopping and nightlife, then this place is for you.
Backpacker index: $25.70
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Although it’s the capital city, it ranks poorly in the things-to-do-or-see department. For the purposes of our list, however, we’ll say that the capital is representative of the whole country. Basically everything here is affordable.
Backpacker index: $25.31
Although it isn’t one of Europe’s most obvious destinations, even backpackers can afford some luxury here.
Backpacker index: $25.12
Cairo is one of the cities where people with money can splurge but people on a budget can get more than they need.
Backpacker index: $24.88
One of Europe’s cheapest large cities, what Bucharest lacks in popularity it makes up for in affordability.
Backpacker index: $24.68