Traveller’s Elixir has explored 60 locations around the world and determined the most expensive and cheapest destinations by analyzing average hotel and food prices, transportation costs, and attraction prices. The number one cheapest destination for a five-night stay is Delhi, India. It’s so affordable that your stay will cost only 164 euros, and an average three-star hotel room will cost you only 17 euros per night.
On the other hand, the most expensive destination is Monaco, where a five-day trip costs an average of 2,051 euros.
If you’re looking for a little luxury, a five-star hotel in Delhi costs an average of 169 euros per night, but it will cost you 972 pounds per night in Monaco. We know what we’d choose.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is the second cheapest destination for travelers with a five-night stay that costs an average of 1,104 euros, but note that this excludes flights. While you’re there, you can visit the Royal Palace, which is the residence of the current king of Cambodia.
The top 10 cheapest tourist destinations are Delhi, India – 165 euros for a five-day trip; Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 203 euros for a five-day trip; Kathmandu, Nepal – 207 euros for a five-day trip; Tbilisi, Georgia – 226 euros for a five-day trip; Medellin, Colombia – 231 euros for a five-day trip; Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – 235 euros for a five-day trip; Chiang Mai, Thailand – 260 euros for a five-day trip; Cairo, Egypt – 262 euros for a five-day trip; Luang Prabang, Laos – 264 euros for a five-day trip; Bangkok, Thailand – 264 euros for a five-day trip.
Luang Prabang, Laos, and Bangkok, Thailand, are also among the top 10 cheapest destinations, with the same average price of 250 euros for a five-day stay.
When it comes to the most expensive, St. Barts is second after Monaco, which will cost you an average of 1,943 euros. The Caribbean destination is known for its white sandy beaches and being a popular vacation spot.
Gstaad in Switzerland is third on the list of the most expensive. Located in the Swiss Alps, it offers luxury chalets and skiing facilities.
The top 10 most expensive tourist destinations are Monaco – 2,050 euros for a five-day trip; St Barts – 1,976 euros for a five-day trip; Gstaad, Switzerland – 1,870 euros for a five-day trip; Reykjavik, Iceland – 1,739 euros for a five-day trip; Bora Bora – 1,738 euros for a five-day trip; Honolulu, Hawaii – 1,735 euros for a five-day trip; San Francisco, USA – 1,708 euros for a five-day trip; New York, USA – 1,612 euros for a five-day trip; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 1,480 euros for a five-day trip; Venice, Italy – 1,402 euros for a five-day trip.
Bora Bora is the fifth most expensive, with an average price of 1,738 euros for five days, but if you want to stay in a five-star overwater bungalow, expect to pay a minimum of 900 euros per night.
San Francisco and New York are also ranked as expensive destinations, while Venice, Italy, rounds out the top 10 with an average price of 1,405 euros for a five-day trip.