Ballin’ On A Budget: 7 Destinations Abroad That Cost Less Than $15 Per Day
By DeAnna Taylor
Getting your passport stamps up and seeing the world is the move these days. Nothing beats being able to see a new international destination for the low. After all, cheap travel is the best travel.
Check out these 7 destinations we picked from GoBankingRates.com’s recent list that will cost you less than $15 per day. Of course, this doesn’t include your flight to get there.
If you didn’t know that Bali was a cheap destination, then you are late to the party. This Indonesian city brings some of the cheapest, yet most exotic accommodations in the world. Not to mention, you can eat for next to nothing. According to the list you can eat a meal for as little as $2 and you can stay in a hostel near the beach for as little as $4. The average daily cost in Bali: $9.05.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand has a large Black expat presence. Many flock to this city filled with lots of greenery and zen because of its cheap prices. Hostels are on average $3.15 while a quick meal will run you around $1.58. Your average daily total: $10.11.
This North African destination is filled with that perfect old-world appeal with pops of color everywhere you turn. In recent years, the narrow clay alleys and colorful palaces around the city have shown up on just about everyone’s newsfeeds. An average night in a hostel is only $3.74. There are lots of cheap street food option in “The Square” as well. Average daily cost: $10.56.
As one of Thailand’s most beautiful beach areas, one would think that you’d break the bank. But that’s just not true. If you stay in a hostel in walking distance to the beach, you are looking at an average of only $3.93 per night depending on the season. You can also get a cheap meal for as low as $3.16 from a local food market. Average daily cost in Phuket: $14.05.
If seeing the Taj Mahal is a dream of yours, it may come true sooner than you think. Hostels in the city run as low as $3.02 per night. You can also get two, yes two, meals in a day for under $6. Your average daily tab in Agra: $10.18.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This city is a great hub for those looking to travel to other Asian cities after a few days. Don’t worry about spending all of your coins here, transportation will cost about $3. There is also a free bus that circles the city, hitting all the major hotspots. An average meal in KL is only $3. Your daily cost: $13.78.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh aka Saigon offers lots to do for the traveler who loves history and exploration. While you are in the city, you won’t have to worry about spending too much money and you can focus it on other things if you want. Hostels start as low as $4 per night while meals can cost under $2.50. Average daily cost: $9.38.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.