According to a British survey that calculated the costs of a weekend break, the Hungarian capital is one of the cheapest among the European cities, turizmusonline.hu reports. Post Office Travel Money has ranked 35 European cities to find the cheapest weekend holiday destinations.
The website’s Travel Barometer compares the cost of items tourists typically spend on, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, the cost of local travel and sightseeing, two nights in a three-star hotel, a cup of coffee, or a bottle of beer.
The data was compiled from local travel agencies, while the hotel prices were based on hotels.com.
The cheapest city on the list is Warsaw, where a weekend costs £113 (€144). It is followed by the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and the third city on the list is Budapest.
According to the website, the average prices in the Hungarian capital are the following: 2 nights in a 3-star hotel for two: £43 (€55) return transfer from the airport to the city centre: £7.53 (€9.60)
48-hour tourist card: £8.87 (€11.30)
3-course meal with a bottle of wine for two: £29.44 (€37.50)
a cup of coffee: £2.21 (€2.81)
a bottle of beer: £1.48 (€1.88) a bottle of cola: £0.94 (€1.20).
All in all, a weekend break in Budapest costs an average of £123 (€156).
Budapest is followed on the list by Riga, Krakow, Lisbon, Dubrovnik, Prague, Moscow, and Athens.
Interestingly, in a previous study by the Mirror that ranked the cheapest destinations over the Easter break Budapest took the lead, followed by Prague, Madrid, and Dublin, and even cities like London, Rome, or Vienna made it to the top 10. via xpatloop.com