The 12th annual Holiday Costs Barometer, which compares prices in 18 of Europe’s most popular beach resorts, reveals big differences in the cost of tourist staples - especially meals and drinks. The prices researched by Post Office Travel Money in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria were less than half those in two-thirds of the other resorts surveyed!
Key findings include:
- Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach is the best value destination for the fifth year running. Prices for the nine barometer items are at least 36% lower than in any of the Eurozone destinations surveyed, making the Black Sea resort a great choice for bargain hunters
- Marmaris in Turkey is the resort where the pound will stretch furthest compared with a year ago because sterling has surged in value against the Turkish lira, making prices 20% lower than in 2017
- The Algarve is again the cheapest Eurozone destination, although Spain’s Costa del Sol is snapping at its heels
- Do your holiday homework and check prices before booking. Resort swapping to cheaper resorts within Spain, Portugal, Greece and Croatia could save you money.