Holiday Money Report 2020

  • Prices have fallen in over three-quarters of resorts and cities worldwide
  • 15 per cent year-on-year price fall makes Sunny Beach, Bulgaria the cheapest for tourists

Find out where to get best value in the world’s top holiday hotspots

For the third year running, Post Office Travel Money research has found that holidaymakers can expect to pay less for meals, drinks and other tourist staples in many of the world’s most popular resorts and cities. The 14th annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer has found that prices have fallen in over three-quarters of the destinations surveyed.

  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria is cheapest of 42 destinations surveyed for the third consecutive year, with Marmaris, Turkey in the runner-up spot
  • Tokyo, Japan is in third place and is the best value long haul destination, while Vietnam is a new entrant to the top 10
  • Price are down in 33 of the 42 destinations surveyed, with the biggest fall of 44 per cent in Antigua. They have also fallen by 21 per cent in Corfu, Greece. Read about travel insurance for Greece.


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

Check 2020 prices in popular European destinations

Travel Money 2018 - Top European destinations

The Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer was compiled with the help of national and regional tourist boards, specialist tour operators Balkan Holidays (Bulgaria) and Travelbag (various long haul destinations) and Marmaris Info (Turkey).

Check 2020 prices in popular American & Caribbean destinations

Travel Money 2020 - Top American and Caribbean destinations

Check 2020 prices in Australasian, African & Asian destinations

Travel Money 2020 - Top Asian, African and Australasian destinations

Where's the cheapest holiday destination?

  1. Bulgaria (Sunny Beach) £30.68
  2. Turkey (Marmaris) £44.15
  3. Japan (Tokyo) £48.21
  4. Portugal (Algarve) £49.87
  5. Spain (Costa del Sol) £53.16
  6. South Africa (Cape Town) £59.39
  7. Vietnam (Hoi An) £59.49
  8. Indonesia (Bali) £61.43
  9. Czech Republic (Prague) £63.02
  10. Cyprus (Paphos) £63.22

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