You’re planning a trip to Prague and want to know how much it’ll cost, so you ask a few friends.
“It’s super cheap. Beer and accommodations are 4x cheaper than here” says your friend who is living in Paris.
Great, a cheap trip! Until…
“It’s pretty expensive. Beers are more expensive and food and accommodations are at least two or three times as much” says your friend who is living in Vietnam.
Wait, what? So which is it?
Luckily, Roger Wade has mapped out the prices of over 120 destinations in the world with real data.
And he’s put it all in nice, concise lists so that you can actually compare cities with each other easily and effectively.
This means that before traveling to a place, you can actually get a decent handle on how much you’ll spend, and plan your trip accordingly.
And you can also find out what places offer the “best bang for your travel buck”, like three amazing but cheap cities in Europe and an island paradise in Asia.
Throughout his “research”, Roger also found the world’s cheapest beer, liquor, bed, and overwater bungalow, all of which he shares during this epic podcast.
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In This Episode:
- The cheapest cities in Europe…and the most expensive.
- How Roger finds the cost of a bottle of beer in Hanoi and transportation in Kiev.
- The difference between cheap and value.
- The 3 cities that are the best bang for your buck in Europe.
- What country in SE Asia stands out for being tremendous value…and has the best food!
- The two completely opposite stereotypes of Bali.
- The biggest tip for keeping costs down in expensive cities.
- Why there is no incentive for touristy restaurants to have good food.
- Is the Eurail Pass worth it?
- Where to find 15 cent beers, 80 cent liquor, a $1 bed, and overwater bungalows for less than $150.
- Finding “Flinstone’s World”.
And much more!
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- Price of Travel
- 124 World Cities Ranked From Cheapest to Most Expensive (2014)
- Krakow, Poland Page
- Stuart McDonald and the Magic of SE Asia (podcast)
- 7 Reason SE Asia is better than Europe for travelers
- Cheap Travel Tips in London
- Rick’s Steve’s Guidebooks
- Should I Get a Eurail Pass?
- The How, When, Where, and Why of Train Travel with Mark Smith (podcast)
- World’s cheapest beer
- Cheap overwater bungalow in KL
- 1/2 price overwater bungalow for solo travelers
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What about good values in USA/North America, central America or the continent of Africa?
@KT- Good questions. I’ve always found anything outside of the major cities in the US to be good values, and since there are always so many choices, you can find budget stuff mostly everywhere, but particularly down south or in the off-season in many places.
I’ve never been to Central America, but we did a podcast on Guatemala with some friends who loved it and rave about how cheap it is. South Africa, where I’m going in September, is supposed to be really cheap as well.
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is situated on the bank of the River Vltava, which splits the city into two halves.