The cheapest long-haul holiday destinations include Tokyo and New York
The cheapest long-haul holiday destinations include Tokyo and New York

The 30 cheapest places for a far-flung holiday

Post Office Travel Money has worked out the costs so you don't have to

Rosie Fitzmaurice
Friday 19 October 2018 16:19
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The summer days are drawing to a close, and next week autumn will officially be upon us. If that doesn't get you thinking about your next trip away, I don't know what will.

If you're considering jetting off to warmer climes — or are simply in need of an adventure — Post Office Travel Money has done the hard work for you.

Every year the company's Long Haul Holiday Report compares the price of travel items — such as a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, suncream, and a meal for two — in destinations around the world to produce the average cost of a day in each place.

This year, the report crowned a new holiday destination as the cheapest, and saw four new entrants reach the top 10.

Thanks to local price cuts in restaurants, bars, and shops across the board, costs for British holidaymakers are also expected to be lower in 40% of the 30 surveyed places.

So if you're looking for some travel inspiration to remedy the soon-to-be post-summer blues, keep scrolling for 30 of the cheapest holiday destinations outside of Europe, ranked in descending order by the average cost of a day in each place.

30. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — £160.00 ($212.77)

Robbers lie in wait on the trail up to Christ the Redeemer

Cup of coffee: £1.90 ($2.52)

Bottle of local beer: £4.07 ($5.41)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.44 ($3.24)

Glass of wine: £6.79 ($9.02)

Cocktail: £6.79 ($9.02)

Chocolate bar: £1.63 ($2.16)

Bottle of water: £1.36 ($1.80)

Suncream: £10.87 ($14.45)

Insect repellent: £16.30 ($21.67)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £107.85 ($143.426)

29. Jumeirah Beach, Dubai — £157.75 ($209.78)

Cup of coffee: £2.63 (43.49)

Bottle of local beer: £8.55 ($11.37)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.53 ($2.03)

Glass of wine: £9.87 ($13.12)

Cocktail: £10.52 ($13.99)

Chocolate bar: £0.55 ($0.73)

Bottle of water: £0.38 ($0.50)

Suncream £8.61 ($11.45)

Insect repellent: £5.48 ($7.28)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £109.63 ($145.79)

28. China Town, Singapore — £152.34 ($202.59)

Cup of coffee: £3.01 ($4.00)

Bottle of local beer: £7.22 ($9.60)

Can of Coca-Cola: £3.01 ($4.00)

Glass of wine:£9.02 ($11.99)

Cocktail: £11.43 ($15.20)

Chocolate bar: £1.08 ($1.43)

Bottle of water: £1.32 ($1.75)

Suncream: £9.26 ($12.31)

Insect repellent: £4.75 ($6.31)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £102.24 ($135.96)

27. Muscat, Oman — £141.29 ($187.89)

Artists perform 'The Great Journey' at the Royal Opera House in Muscat on January 5, 2017 (Getty, Mohammed Mahjoub )

Cup of coffee: £3.19 ($4.24)

Bottle of local beer: £6.38 ($8.48)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.13 ($2.83)

Glass of wine: £10.64 ($14.14)

Cocktail: £12.77 ($16.98)

Chocolate bar: £2.13 ($2.83)

Bottle of water: £0.85 ($1.13)

Suncream: £12.77 ($16.98)

Insect repellent: £12.77 ($16.98)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £77.66 ($103.27)

26. Darwin, Australia — £138.75 ($184.51)

Cup of coffee: £2.85 ($3.79)

Bottle of local beer: £4.75 ($6.31)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.53 ($3.36)

Glass of wine: £5.07 ($6.74)

Cocktail: £9.50 ($12.63)

Chocolate bar: £1.58 ($2.10)

Bottle of water: £1.30 ($1.72)

Suncream: £10.14 ($13.48)

Insect repellent: £3.45 ($4.58)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £97.58 ($129.76)

25. St. James, Barbados — £134.13

Cup of coffee: £3.33 ($4.42)

Bottle of local beer: £3.33 ($4.42)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.66 ($2.20)

Glass of wine: £6.66 ($8.85)

Cocktail: £6.66 $8.85)

Chocolate bar: £1.02 ($1.35)

Bottle of water: £1.87 ($2.48)

Suncream: £11.75 ($15.62)

Insect repellent: £6.34 ($8.43)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £91.51 ($121.69)

24. Auckland, New Zealand — £132.36 ($176.02)

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Cup of coffee: £2.69 ($3.57)

Bottle of local beer: £5.20 ($6.91)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.89 ($3.84)

Glass of wine: £5.78 ($7.68)

Cocktail: £8.66 ($11.51)

Chocolate bar: £1.44 ($1.91)

Bottle of water: £1.44 ($1.91)

Suncream: £8.66 ($11.51)

Insect repellent: £5.49 ($7.30)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £90.11 ($119.83)

23. Santiago, Chile — £126.10 ($167.69)

Cup of coffee: £3.67 ($4.88)

Bottle of local beer: £4.08 ($5.42)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.63 ($2.16)

Glass of wine: £4.08 ($5.42)

Cocktail: £5.03 ($6.68)

Chocolate bar: £1.02 ($1.35)

Bottle of water: £2.43 ($3.23)

Suncream: £13.58 ($18.05)

Insect repellent: £18.53 ($24.64)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £72.05 ($95.81)

22. Scarborough, Tobago — £124.80 ($165.96)

Cup of coffee: £1.87 ($2.48)

Bottle of local beer: £1.62 ($2.15)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.06 ($1.40)

Glass of wine: £4.35 ($5.78)

Cocktail: £6.84 ($9.09)

Chocolate bar: £0.87 ($1.15)

Bottle of water: £0.93 ($1.23)

Suncream: £9.83 ($13.07)

Insect repellent: £2.86 ($3.80)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £94.57 ($125.76)

21. Lima, Peru — £120.62 ($160.40)

Cup of coffee: £3.13 ($4.16)

Bottle of local beer: £2.61 ($3.47)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.56 ($2.07)

Glass of wine: £4.17 ($5.54)

Cocktail: £4.95 ($6.58)

Chocolate bar: £1.56 ($2.07)

Bottle of water: £1.56 ($2.07)

Suncream: £13.03 ($17.32)

Insect repellent: £6.51 ($8.65)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £81.54 ($108.43)

20. Beijing, China — £120.18 ($159.82)

Cup of coffee £4.44 ($5.90)

Bottle of local beer: £3.17 ($4.21)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.90 ($2.52)

Glass of wine: £5.07 ($6.74)

Cocktail: £12.68 ($16.86)

Chocolate bar: £2.54 ($3.37)

Bottle of water: £0.38 ($0.50)

Suncream: £10.14 ($13.48)

Insect repellent: £3.80 ($5.05)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £76.06 ($101.15)

19. Jolly Beach, Antigua — £114.72 ($152.56)

Deserted beach

Cup of coffee: £3.08 ($4.09)

Bottle of local beer: £2.15 ($2.85)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.54 ($2.04)

Glass of wine: £3.08 $4.09)

Cocktail: £3.69 ($4.90)

Chocolate bar: £1.15 ($1.52)

Bottle of water: £1.23 ($1.63)

Suncream: £10.77 ($14.32)

Insect repellent: £8.00 ($10.63)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £80.03 ($106.42)

18. Grand Baie, Mauritius — £114.31 ($152.01)

Mauritius is arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination, a tropical paradise with tons to do

Cup of coffee: £2.15 ($2.85)

Bottle of local beer: £3.29 ($4.37)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.96 ($2.60)

Glass of wine: £4.56 ($6.06)

Cocktail: £6.46 ($8.59)

Chocolate bar: £0.89 ($1.18)

Bottle of water £0.66 ($0.87)

Suncream: £14.56 ($19.36)

Insect repellent: £3.29 ($4.37)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £76.49 ($101.72)

17. Vancouver, Canada — £113.34 ($150.72)

Cup of coffee: £1.71 ($2.27)

Bottle of local beer: £3.88 ($5.15)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.68 ($2.23)

Glass of wine: £5.17 ($6.87)

Cocktail: £5.33 ($7.08)

Chocolate bar: £0.97 ($1.28)

Bottle of water: £1.35 ($1.79)

Suncream: £6.46 ($8.59)

Insect repellent: £5.33 ($7.08)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £81.46 ($108.33)

16. New York, US — £113.23 ($150.58)

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Cup of coffee: £1.33 ($1.76)

Bottle of local beer: £4.70 ($6.25)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.35 ($3.12)

Glass of wine: £7.05 ($9.37)

Cocktail: £10.85 ($14.42)

Chocolate bar: £0.59 ($0.78)

Bottle of water: £1.56 ($2.07)

Suncream: £9.23 ($12.27)

Insect repellent: £4.30 ($5.71)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £71.27 ($94.77)

15. Seoul, South Korea — £108.43 ($144.19)

Cup of coffee: £2.21 ($2.93)

Bottle of local beer: £2.95 ($3.92)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.47 ($1.95)

Glass of wine: £5.16 ($6.86)

Cocktail: £5.16 ($6.86)

Chocolate bar: £0.88 ($1.17)

Bottle of water: £0.74 ($0.98)

Suncream: £7.37 ($9.80)

Insect repellent: £1.47 ($1.95)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £81.02 ($107.74)

14. Montego Bay, Jamaica — £107.50 ($142.96)

Cup of coffee: £2.14 ($2.85)

Bottle of local beer: £3.87 ($5.1)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.97 ($2.62)

Glass of wine: £4.32 ($5.75)

Cocktail: £7.74 ($10.29)

Chocolate bar: £1.93 ($2.57)

Bottle of water: £1.10 ($1.46)

Suncream: £15.80 ($21.00)

Insect repellent: £4.17 ($5.55)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £64.46 ($85.72)

13. Rodney Bay, St. Lucia — £105.36 ($140.12)

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Cup of coffee: £1.92 ($2.55)

Bottle of local beer: £1.85 ($2.46)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.08 ($1.44)

Glass of wine: £6.16 ($8.19)

Cocktail: £7.70 ($10.24)

Chocolate bar: £1.04 ($1.38)

Bottle of water: £2.22 ($2.95)

Suncream:£11.17 ($14.85)

Insect repellent: £4.50 ($5.98)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £67.72 ($90.05)

12. Cancun, Mexico — £96.84 ($128.79)

Cup of coffee: £1.69 ($2.25)

Bottle of local beer: £2.28 ($3.03)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.73 ($2.30)

Glass of wine: £3.65 ($4.85)

Cocktail: £4.11 ($5.46)

Chocolate bar: £0.68 ($0.90)

Bottle of water: £0.91 ($1.21)

Suncream: £8.99 ($11.96)

Insect repellent: £2.97 ($3.95)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £69.83 ($92.86)

11. Phuket, Thailand — £88.84 (£120.12)

Cup of coffee: £1.48 ($1.97)

Bottle of local beer: £1.85 ($2.46)

Can of Coca-Cola: £0.74 ($0.98)

Glass of wine: £4.44 ($5.90)

Cocktail: £4.44 ($5.90)

Chocolate bar: £0.62 ($0.82)

Bottle of water: £0.49 ($0.65)

Suncream: £4.44 $5.90)

Insect repellent: £2.47 ($3.28)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £67.87 ($90.26)

10. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — £85.34 ($113.49)

View of Bavaro beach, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where two schoolmates from a Lancashire boarding school ran away to in mid-January

Cup of coffee: £1.33 ($1.77)

Bottle of local beer: £2.65 ($3.52)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.15 ($1.53)

Glass of wine: £3.54 ($4.71)

Cocktail: £4.42 ($5.88)

Chocolate bar: £0.88 ($1.17)

Bottle of water: £0.18 ($0.24)

Suncream: £6.19 ($8.23)

Insect repellent: £3.10 ($4.12)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £61.90 ($82.31)

9. Penang, Malaysia — £81.77 ($108.74)

Cup of coffee: £2.66 ($3.54)

Bottle of local beer: £5.22 ($6.94)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.35 ($1.79)

Glass of wine: £5.80 ($7.71)

Cocktail: £5.41 ($7.19)

Chocolate bar: £0.72 ($0.96)

Bottle of water: £0.58 ($0.77)

Suncream: £11.35 ($15.09)

Insect repellent: £2.30 ($3.06)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £46.38 ($61.68)

8. Orlando, Florida — £80.60 ($107.10)

Cup of coffee: £1.57 ($42.08)

Bottle of local beer: £3.92 ($5.21)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.35 ($3.12)

Glass of wine: £5.48 ($7.28)

Cocktail: £5.48 ($7.28) C

hocolate bar: £0.70 ($0.93)

Bottle of water: £1.57 ($2.08)

Suncream: £6.27 ($8.33)

Insect repellent: £3.92 ($5.21)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £49.34 ($65.61)

7. Tamarind, Costa Rica — £79.94 ($106.31)

Cup of coffee: £1.51 ($2.00)

Bottle of local beer: £1.97 ($2.62)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.50 ($2.00)

Glass of wine: £3.78 ($5.02)

Cocktail: £5.29 ($7.03)

Chocolate bar: £0.88 ($1.17)

Bottle of water: £1.66 ($2.21)

Suncream: £8.46 ($11.25)

Insect repellent: £6.95 ($9.24)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £47.94 ($63.75)

6. Bali, Indonesia — £76.95 ($102.33)

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Cup of coffee: £2.21 ($2.93)

Bottle of local beer: £1.45 ($1.92)

Can of Coca-Cola: £0.54 ($0.71)

Glass of wine: £4.74 ($6.30)

Cocktail: £6.01 ($7.99)

Chocolate bar: £0.73 ($0.97)

Bottle of water: £0.38 ($0.50)

Suncream: £10.88 ($14.46)

Insect repellent: £0.68 ($0.90)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £49.33 ($65.60)

5. Hoi An, Vietnam — £76.74 ($102.05)

Cup of coffee: £1.88 ($2.50)

Bottle of local beer: £2.64 ($3.51)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.88 ($2.50)

Glass of wine: £5.27 ($7.00)

Cocktail: £5.46 ($7.26)

Chocolate bar: £1.81 ($2.40)

Bottle of water: £0.56 ($0.74)

Suncream: £4.52 ($6.01)

Insect repellent: £1.88 ($2.50)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £50.84 ($67.61)

4. Colombo, Sri Lanka — £75.83 ($100.84)

Cup of coffee: £1.12 ($1.48)

Bottle of local beer: £2.79 ($3.71)

Can of Coca-Cola: £0.95 ($1.26)

Glass of wine: £4.75 ($6.31)

Cocktail: £5.03 ($6.68)

Chocolate bar: £1.23 ($1.63)

Bottle of water:£0.73 ($0.97)

Suncream: £5.59 ($7.43)

Insect repellent: £4.47 ($5.94)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £49.17 ($65.38)

3. Mombasa, Kenya — £68.59 ($91.21)

Cup of coffee: £1.37 ($1.82)

Bottle of local beer: £2.10 ($2.79)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.29 ($1.71)

Glass of wine: £3.30 ($4.38)

Cocktail: £4.11 ($5.46)

Chocolate bar: £0.56 ($0.74)

Bottle of water: £0.52 ($0.69)

Suncream: £8.87 ($11.79)

Insect repellent: £0.69 ($0.91)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £45.78 ($60.88)

2. Cape Town, South Africa — £64.50 ($85.77)

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Cup of coffee: £1.24 ($1.64)

Bottle of local beer: £1.56 ($2.07)

Can of Coca-Cola: £0.93 ($1.23)

Glass of wine: £3.11 ($4.13)

Cocktail: £3.73 ($4.96)

Chocolate bar: £0.62 ($0.82)

Bottle of water: £0.75 ($0.99)

Suncream: £7.46 ($9.92)

Insect repellent: £4.98 ($6.62)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £40.12 ($53.35)

1. Tokyo, Japan — £48.90 ($65)

Cup of coffee: £1.49 ($1.98)

Bottle of local beer: £0.74 ($0.98)

Can of Coca-Cola: £0.60 ($0.79)

Glass of wine: £0.74 ($0.98)

Cocktail: £2.23 ($2.96)

Chocolate bar: £0.58 ($0.77)

Bottle of water: £1.04 ($1.38)

Suncream: £4.24 ($5.63)

Insect repellent: £2.22 ($2.95)

3 course evening meal for two (incl. bottle of house wine): £35.02 ($46.57)

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