Cheapest Countries in Europe List
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I found a thread inside the Lonely Planet message forum (Thorn Tree) containing one-man's perception of the cost of travel inside Europe, sorted by country (and sometimes city, type of accommodation). There are obviously more than a few countries missing from this list (like Germany), but I wonder how accurate his impressions are.
Over the years I have listed countries of Europe, starting with the cheapest. I used my own experience, notes from correspondents on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree, the site for Town Twinning Europe, and the site Balkanology.
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, and Belarus are hard to list here. In almost every other country accommodation costs are in line with other day-to-day expenses, but not in Russia and most other states of the former Soviet Union. Ukraine comes almost lowest in this order of tourist costs if you rent an apartment for a week, or can use one of the few two-star hotels.
West Europe tends to jump into our minds, because they have been visited longer, but if you want mountains you can choose Slovakia and not Switzerland, if a baroque town choose the Czech Republic and not Austria, if charming old towns Hungary, not Italy, if clean Protestant architecture then Estonia not Sweden.
- Armenia, using home stay
- Ukraine, using home stay
- Armenia, using a hotel
- Poland (excluding Krakow)
- Czech Republic (excluding Prague)
- Macedonia cheap
- Montenegro (excluding Podgorica)
- Southern Spain
- Southern Italy
- Northern Italy