Looking for cheap travel destinations around the world? If you’re planning a vacation and want to travel to new destinations but don’t want to spend too much money, this post will show you the cheapest countries in 2023.

Whether it’s paradise beaches, cities steeped in history, or exotic destinations, there’s something for everyone. You don’t have to have a lot of money to travel. Travel locations and times should be chosen strategically.

There are many countries where you can travel cheaply all year round. Of course, the total budget will vary depending on the city a traveler is from and their accommodation and dining choices, but in general, all the destinations on this list are cheaper to travel to than others. 

25 cheapest countries to visit in 2023:

Cheapest Country to visit in Africa


Many people are unaware of the incredible country of Africa. Ethiopia is a unique country with a lot of history, wild flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes. Lalibela is a small town in the north of the country known for its 12th-century and his 13th-century underground monolithic churches carved into the rock. A really impressive place.

Ethiopia is a great budget travel destination as you can find a hotel room for less than $10 a night and food is very cheap. Perhaps the only obstacle and major problem is the plane ticket.  


One of the best destinations to travel on a budget is Morocco. This is a country that is very attractive for its desert landscape, culture, diversity and gastronomy. Africa can be an expensive continent if you’re traveling from America, but you can easily get to Morocco from Spain.

Some of the must-see places in Morocco are:
Marrakech, Chefchaouen, Fez, Tangier.  

Cheapest Country to visit in USA


Argentina is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world (just because you were born here doesn’t mean 🤭). Unfortunately, Argentina’s currency has depreciated significantly in recent years, making it a great place to travel on a budget. Argentina is a visa-free country, so visit anytime.

A mid-range hotel room in Buenos Aires costs about $35, and a bed in a hostel costs only $7. In Buenos Aires, you can enjoy a full-fledged dinner at a fine dining restaurant for around ¥1,000. Transportation costs are also generally cheap.

Places not to be missed in Argentina:
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Calafate, Iguazu Falls.  


Another low cost country in South America is Bolivia. One of his most famous sites in the country is the Salar de Uyuni, which is believed to be the largest salt pan in the world. Other must-see places in Bolivia are Isla del Sol and La Paz.  


Cuba is one of the few Caribbean countries where you can travel on a budget. You can fully experience the country’s culture by staying in a local home for just a few dollars. Hotels he can find for as little as $40 a night.

Cuba offers heavenly beaches, historic and cultural cities, and many free activities.  


Peru is a country with many interesting places to visit and can be visited on all types of budgets. Last year I visited the country and was fascinated! There are many places to visit and you can find food, accommodation and transportation at really cheap prices.

You can stay in a mid-range hotel for US$40 per night. Some places like Machu Picchu are expensive to enter, but everything else is cheap. Places not to be missed in Peru:
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa.  

Cheapest Country to visit in Asia


Cambodia is a must-see country in Southeast Asia. It’s a country that has a lot to offer:
The impressive temples of Angkor, the scenery of the Mekong River, the southern islands and more. You can easily get to Cambodia from Thailand or Vietnam.

No matter where you choose, you’ll find very affordable prices, with a daily budget of less than $30. Cambodia is a country with a very sad recent history, with genocide against its people and a very high poverty rate. 


The Philippines is Southeast Asia’s low-price haven. The good thing about this country is that it has beaches, cities and mountains. Accommodation is very cheap and you can eat at a local restaurant for under $4. 


One of the most interesting Asian countries to visit on a budget is India. It is not a destination for everyone.You must be ready to face India. As they say: love it or hate it

India has incredible places to visit. Accommodation is typically under $20 a night, and trains between cities are very cheap. India is an ideal country for backpackers and budget travelers. 


You’ve probably heard of Bali, one of the places in Southeast Asia that’s become more popular in recent years. Bali is one of many islands that make up Indonesia, along with Lombok, Sumatra and Java.

Indonesia is a popular destination for backpackers. Because for little money you can live here and see beautiful places. For $3 you can get a full meal and rent a motorbike to get around for just $4 a day.  


A jewel of Southeast Asia that not everyone visits is Laos, with its stunning natural scenery and temples. Transportation between cities is cheap, and dormitory accommodation costs him $10-15 a night. Laos is a place to consider when traveling in Southeast Asia.  


Malaysia is a great country to travel on a budget. There are not only great beaches, but also cosmopolitan and modern cities like Kuala Lumpur. If you visit Southeast Asia, be sure to visit Malaysia.

A double room costs her about US$15 per night, and meals at local restaurants are available for about US$5. 


Thailand is a digital nomad’s paradise as it is a cheap country with culture and a wide variety of destinations and landscapes. Airfare can be expensive (depending on where you’re traveling from), but once you’re in the country, it’s very cheap to travel. Choose from heavenly beaches, big cities, and mountain villages.

A dormitory in a hostel is $7 and a mid-range hotel is $30. Eating Thai food at a street stall is a great experience, with meals costing between $1 and $5. A meal at the restaurant is available for approximately US$10. Transportation between different destinations is also budget-friendly with many options.
Long-distance buses, trains, low-cost airlines. Thailand is a beautiful country. It has everything and is reasonably priced. 


Another great destination for Southeast Asia travel is Vietnam, which has been chosen by many backpackers for its affordability.

Vietnam offers both culture and cities with incredible landscapes. Located in the northeast of the country, Halong Bay is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The bay is famous for its emerald waters and most travelers take a Halong Bay cruise to experience it.

As in many places in Southeast Asia, street food is delicious and cheap. Cheap hostels can be found for around $10-15, and transportation within the city is cheap. It is important to remember that many countries require a visa to enter Vietnam. Visas can be obtained online or on arrival.  

The Cheapest Country in Europe


Albania is one of those European countries that we usually know little or nothing about. A country located in the Balkans, with nature, castles and ruins.

An ideal destination for traveling Europe on a budget. He can book a mid-range hotel for $20 a night.  


Armenia is one of the few countries located in Asia and Europe at the same time. Armenia is one of the first Christian civilizations her, so the main tourist attractions include several temples and cathedrals. The beautiful landscapes, historic cities and low cost of living compared to other European countries make it a worthwhile country to visit. 


Bulgaria is another attraction in the Balkans.
A city of history, orthodox monasteries, heritage and beautiful beaches. Traveling to Bulgaria by Ryanair or Iberia from other European countries is easy and cheap.

In the capital, Sofia, you can stay in a hostel for $8 and a mid-range hotel for $30. 


Bosnia is a European country with a very sad recent history due to the Bosnian War of 1992-1995. During her four years, many buildings in the capital Sarajevo were completely destroyed and much of her heritage was lost.

Bosnia has been able to develop tourism in recent years, offering natural landscapes and cities at a very low cost. We get to see a very different Europe than we usually know.  


Latvia, on the Baltic Sea, is a country that amazes with medieval architecture, beaches and forested cities. If you’re looking for tranquility in Europe, this country is certainly a budget option.

Accommodation in the capital, Riga, costs about $15 per night.  


You should also visit Lithuania, which is close to Belarus, when you visit Latvia. Lithuania is a city of medieval, baroque and gothic architecture. It is also a country with many outdoor activities.

In the capital, Vilnius, you can book a hotel for $20-25 per night, and meals are provided. 


Eastern European countries tend to be much cheaper, and North Macedonia is one of them. The country, which emerged in 1991 after independence from the former Yugoslavia, is still an inexpensive tourist destination that has not been “exploited.”

A visit to its capital Skopje and the World Heritage listed Ohrid is not to be missed. There is the wonderful St. Naum Abbey there. 


Poland is a country of charming cities, impressive architecture and natural landscapes. The country is also historically occupied by the Nazis during World War II. If you’re interested in history, you can visit the largest concentration camp in Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau, about 70 kilometers from the city of Krakow.

Poland is a cheap country compared to Western Europe. You can get accommodation for around $8 in hostels and $30 in mid-range hotels.  


Beautiful beaches, cities, mountains… Portugal has it all and at a much lower price than other European countries. The country is becoming more and more fashionable among bloggers, so hurry up before prices go up!

Places not to be missed in Portugal:
Lisbon, Porto, Algarve beach, Sintra castle. 


Dracula’s country turned out to be very convenient for travel. Romania is a country in southeastern Europe with medieval towns, castles and nature. Partly surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, it has natural landscapes and incredible forests.

It is an ideal country for traveling on a budget. In the capital city of Bucharest, you can find a hotel for as little as $25 a night.  


Turkey is located in both Asia and Europe. Like Argentina, it is a country whose currency has been significantly devalued in recent years, making it cheaper than other European countries.

There are activities for everyone in Turkey. Clearly, the city of Istanbul has an incredible history and is a must-see. There are also many natural attractions such as Pamukkale hot springs and the rock formations of Cappadocia where you can fly in a hot air balloon (which is quite expensive compared to other activities). Turkey also has exquisite cuisine.  

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