Holiday Money Report 2018

  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria tops the worldwide chart for the first time
  • Tokyo again offers the cheapest prices for long haul holidaymakers

Find the destinations where your holiday purse will stretch furthest

The 10th annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money brings encouraging news of lower costs in a number of the world’s most popular resorts and cities.  The biggest falls among the 42 destinations surveyed are in long haul holiday hotspots, while prices in most European resorts have risen.  However, eight of the 10 best value places in this year’s barometer are filled by European destinations.

Prices are down in over 40 per cent of the destinations surveyed, with falls of over 20 per cent in eight holiday hotspots including Dubai, New Zealand, St Lucia and Antigua. 

The Post Office Barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items – comprising dinner for two with wine, a range of drinks, suncream and insect repellent

Europe

Check 2018 prices in popular European destinations

Travel Money 2018 - Top European destinations

42 destinations were surveyed for the Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer with prices provided by national and local tourist boards. In the case of long haul destinations, these were cross checked with data provided by the specialist tour operator Travelbag.
Post Office Travel Money conducted its own online and telegraph research to ensure the validity of all data published.

Americas & Caribbean

Check 2018 prices in popular American & Caribbean destinations

Travel Money 2018 - Top American and Caribbean destinations

42 destinations were surveyed for the Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer with prices provided by national and local tourist boards. In the case of long haul destinations, these were cross checked with data provided by the specialist tour operator Travelbag.
Post Office Travel Money conducted its own online and telegraph research to ensure the validity of all data published.

Rest of World

Check 2018 prices in Australasian, African & Asian destinations

Travel Money 2018 - Top Asian, African and Australasian destinations

42 destinations were surveyed for the Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer with prices provided by national and local tourist boards. In the case of long haul destinations, these were cross checked with data provided by the specialist tour operator Travelbag.
Post Office Travel Money conducted its own online and telegraph research to ensure the validity of all data published.

Where's the cheapest holiday destination?

  1. Bulgaria (Sunny Beach) £37.92
  2. Japan (Tokyo) £43.14
  3. Portugal (Algarve) £44.25
  4. Czech Republic (Prague) £53.40
  5. South Africa (Cape Town) £54.95
  6. Spain (Costa del Sol) £55.20
  7. Turkey (Marmaris) £55.65
  8. Cyprus (Paphos) £57.72
  9. Croatia (Porec) £61.54
  10. Hungary (Budapest) £65.39
  11. Vietnam (Hoi An) £65.85
  12. Indonesia (Bali) £66.61