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The 15 Cheapest Vacation Spots for 2019

Mental Floss logo Mental Floss 6 days ago Emily Petsko
Falesia Beach with swing along coast with view on Atlantic Ocean © Getty Falesia Beach with swing along coast with view on Atlantic Ocean

If you’re planning to take a vacation this year but don’t want to spend a fortune, the latest Holiday Money report from Post Office Travel Money might inspire an idea or two. Its round-up includes popular vacation destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Asia where you’ll get the best deals in 2019, as Insider reports.

Post Office, a UK-based provider of foreign currency, created its rankings using data from tourist boards and tour operators. It compared the cost of eight items that tourists are likely to be shelling out money for, including dinner for two, a bottle of beer, a cup of coffee, and sunscreen. (This list accounts for local travel costs, but if you’re looking to save money, you’ll also need to factor airfare into the equation. This will vary, depending on which city you fly out of and into.)

Woman  reading a book on the beach in free time summer holiday Woman reading a book on the beach in free time summer holiday

Of the 42 resort towns and cities analyzed, Bulgaria’s aptly-named Sunny Beach is the place where your dollar will go the furthest. Located along the Black Sea, this tourist hub is known for its nightlife, amusement and water parks, and affordable hotels.

Next on the list is the Turkish resort town of Marmaris, situated along the Mediterranean coast. In addition to sun and sea, its proximity to a 16th-century castle and rock tombs may also appeal to history and architecture buffs.

Gallery: The most colourful destinations around the world (Picture Services)

For more travel ideas, check out the 15 cheapest destinations below. (Then read the full report here.)

1. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

A woman is enjoying a view of Black Sea at the Balchik Palace gardens in Bulgaria A woman is enjoying a view of Black Sea at the Balchik Palace gardens in Bulgaria

2. Marmaris, Turkey

Turunc Bay in Marmaris. Turunc is popular tourist destination in Turkey. Turunc Bay in Marmaris. Turunc is popular tourist destination in Turkey.

3. Algarve, Portugal

Vilamoura, Portugal - May 17, 2017: Tourists on pleasure boat on the Algrave Vilamoura, Portugal - May 17, 2017: Tourists on pleasure boat on the Algrave

4. Cape Town, South Africa

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5. Costa del Sol, Spain

Picturesque street of Mijas with flower pots in facades. Andalusian white village. Costa del Sol. Southern Spain © amoklv Picturesque street of Mijas with flower pots in facades. Andalusian white village. Costa del Sol. Southern Spain

6. Tokyo, Japan

Cherry blossom season in Tokyo at Meguro river Cherry blossom season in Tokyo at Meguro river

7. Mombasa, Kenya

A giraffe looking at camerawith a funny face © Daniela White Images 2018 A giraffe looking at camerawith a funny face

8. Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Hall building with clock tower on Old Town square (Staromestske namesti) in the morning, Prague, Czech Republic Old Town Hall building with clock tower on Old Town square (Staromestske namesti) in the morning, Prague, Czech Republic

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9. Paphos, Cyprus

Kelefos, Medieval Venetian stone bridge. Paphos District, Cyprus. Kelefos, Medieval Venetian stone bridge. Paphos District, Cyprus.

10. Bali, Indonesia

Sunset scene of Seminyak Beach Bali, Indonesia. Features a relaxed coastal ambiance. © Setiono Joko Purwanto @2017 Sunset scene of Seminyak Beach Bali, Indonesia. Features a relaxed coastal ambiance.

11. Hoi An, Vietnam

Women visiting the old city of Hoi An in Vietnam by bike during morning © pascal kiszon Women visiting the old city of Hoi An in Vietnam by bike during morning

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12. Sliema, Malta

beautiful view of harbor with maltese yachts and boats in St. Julians to Sliema, Spinola Bay, Malta beautiful view of harbor with maltese yachts and boats in St. Julians to Sliema, Spinola Bay, Malta

13. Cancun, Mexico

Stone hand is set underwater to attract fish while snorkeling off coast, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Stone hand is set underwater to attract fish while snorkeling off coast, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

14. Orlando, Florida, USA

Three palm trees on a green meadow on a sunny day against Downtown Orlando's Lake Eola with its fountain and Orlando downtown district with a front of tall buildings in the background. Three palm trees on a green meadow on a sunny day against Downtown Orlando's Lake Eola with its fountain and Orlando downtown district with a front of tall buildings in the background.

15. Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

breathtaking Rodney Bay marina at sunset © Benjamin Howell breathtaking Rodney Bay marina at sunset

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