The Top 10 Cheapest Countries in the World

by Balari Gabadamudalige
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Cheapest countries to travel in the world

Travelling is not just for the wealthy, it’s something that should be experienced by all alike.

If money’s holding you back from exploring the world, then you’re in luck because I’m about to reveal 10 of the cheapest countries in the world to visit

If you’re game to wander off the beaten path then keep reading!

10) El Salvador

This is the smallest country in Central America, but one of its most charming with some of the friendliest people in the world.

Getting around the country is absolutely cheap thanks to the ‘Chicken Buses’ which cost about $0.30. Don’t miss out on trying some ‘Pupusas’, a famous street food which can be bought for less than $1.

09) Kyrgyzstan

Did you know that 90% of Kyrgyzstan is covered by mountains?

Kyrgyzstan Landscape
Kyrgyzstan Landscape

This Central-Asian country is beautiful, welcoming and mostly untouched with alpine lakes and high peaks making it a nature-lover’s paradise. And the best part is, it’s extremely affordable! The Bishkek Osh Bazaar is the best place in the country to find cheap eats and souvenirs.

08) Romania

This country can be identified as the hidden gem of Eastern Europe. Romania is home to mind-blowing medieval castles (including Dracula’s).

Bucharest Holiday

It’s one of those places where you should put all your plans aside and simply ‘go with the flow’. Most meals in Romania will cost you no more than $5.

07) India

You can easily stay in India for about 3 months with a budget of about $500 a month for EVERYTHING. As long as you stay clear of the tourist restaurants and hotels, you’re good to go!

The only reason why India hasn’t taken the # 1 spot in this list is because the prices skyrocket for anything touristy.

06) The Philippines

This country is home to some of the most beautiful untouched beaches in the world.

Philippines Beach
A girl on a boat in the lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

If you need to quench your thirst, you can grab a coconut for about $0.40. Getting around the Philippines is also super cheap thanks to the local Jeepney rides which cost about $0.10 and domestic flights that can be bought for about $20.

05) Uzbekistan

Situated in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is famous for its stunning mosques and mausoleums out of which the Blue City of Samarkand is a MUST visit!

04) Ukraine

This is the cheapest country in Europe overall and Kyiv is the cheapest major city. You can enjoy an amazing night out for just about $10. A sizzling bowl of the famous ‘Borscht soup’ will cost you no more than $3. And you can even save money by staying in a hostel in Kyiv for about $4 a night.

03) Bolivia

Situated in the heart of South America, Bolivia is home to some of the most mesmerizing landscapes on the continent.

Grave on edge of foggy Death Road, Bolivia

Don’t forget to bike down the infamous ‘Death Road’, the most dangerous road in the world. Although Bolivia is stunning, most of the country is still untouched.

02) Vietnam

Not only is this one of the best all-around countries in terms of nature, food and lifestyle, but it is also the cheapest in South East Asia.

How would you like to enjoy a bowl of Pho (a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup) for just about $1 or a thirst-quenching sugar-cane juice for about $0.20? You can even get a haircut for $2.

01) Bangladesh

The reason why this country is ranked #1 is because in Bangladesh there are ZERO tourist prices. You will only have to spend about $15 a day on EVERYTHING here. This ranks among the cheapest countries in the world.

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