10 European Cities That Are Cheaper Than British Cities
The price of city breaks in Europe has tumbled since late 2018 according to a study conducted by the Post Office Travel (2019). Cities including Madrid, Rome and Amsterdam have lowered their accommodation prices by up to 23% when compared to prices in 2017.
What. A. Bonus.
If you are familiar with my blog you will know that I am on a mission this year to show you how to spend 24 Hours In Europe from the UK for less than a stay-cation. Hearing the news that European cities have lowered their costs is music to my ears because this means that I, and you, can take advantage of cheap weekends away without breaking our bank accounts.
In this post I am going to show you the average cost of a short break for 2 adults, including flights, for the 5 cheapest cities in Europe from the UK. I will then show you a further 5 cities where you can have the lowest daily budget including accomodation and food.
*All research is my own and prices are based on dates in May 2019, prices via lucky trip app, flights from Stanstead*
Get your notepads ready.
1) Malaga, Spain
Malaga is becoming a more and more popular city break resort and it’s not hard to see why - aside from the airport and the industrialist nature of the city, there is bags of culture to be explored. From museums and castles and even haunted mansions, there is plenty to do, see and eat in this little gem of a city.
3 nights in Malaga in a central hostel (B&B) including flights - £111pp. Absolute steal.
2) Tallin, Estonia
A medieval city which boasts a terracotta city scape and plenty of cheap beer on draft. What more could you want? Bonus that the soviet powers have been banished since 1991.
3 nights in Tallin in Old Town Hostel Alur (B&B) including flights - £113pp. Oh em gee. Get it booked.
3) Gdańsk, Poland
Poland is a country full of hidden gems and Gdańsk is one of them. This quirky city has so much to offer from cheap booze and food (bag yourself a pint here for approximately 90p!) to great street art in the Zaspa district. This city is also the home of Europe’s tallest brick church.
3 nights in Gdańsk (B&B) including flights from £90pp. It's a no-brainer.
4) Budpest, Hungary
Not somewhere that is blatantly obvious to visit, but nevertheless is increasing in popularity due to its UNESCO charm and oldie-worldie sights across the city. You can visit the Gellert Thermal Baths here and n May, the average temperature is a pleasent 21 degrees, so pack your shorts!
3 nights in Budapest staying at Flow Hostel in a private room (no breakfast) incuding flights £88pp. Barg!
5) Gothenburg, Sweden
Fashion, art and all things creative embrace this city, which is not the obvious place to vsit in Sweden. Secondary to Stockholm, but definately on the more affordable side, there is plenty of food and drink to sample whist exploring the streets of Gothenburg.
3 nights staying in Spoton Hostel & Sports Bar including flights £134pp.
For the next 5 Cheapest Cities In Europe, I will show you the 5 cheapest destinations based on daily budget including food, drink and accomodation. Source Interrail.eu
1) Sofia, Bulgaria
Average daily budget: £22.35
There is loads to explore in this wonderful city. Sofia's Art Gallery is free to enter, keeping costs down and you could also watch the changing of the guards infront of the presidents office. You can also get yourself a free hot mineral water from the local hot spring!
2) Krakow, Poland
Avergae daily budget: £24.03
Krakow is known to be the place to be if you are a bargain hunter. Krakow's market square 'Plac Nowy' is briming with affordable cafes and resturants which are sure to get your taste buds dancing. Also, from the months of May to September, Krakow Nights Festival puts on a free concert every month. Bonus.
3) Bucharest, Romania
Average daily budget: £24.04
This city is full of impressive street art which is free to gaze at and take pictures of. Explore this city on foot and you will come across some amazing architecture.
4) Bratislava, Slovakia
Average daily budget: £31.40
Here, you can visit the Slovakian National Museum and the Transport Museum for free but only on every 1st Sunday of the month. During the summer months Bratislava's beach hosts free film screenings meaning you'll only have to buy the beer!
5) Warsaw, Poland
Avergae daily budget: £30.45
Poland features heavily in this blog post - showcasing exactly why you should visit this country. It is known for being low cost and easily accessible from multiple airports in the UK. The Warsaw Museum has free entry on Sunday's and during the summer when the weather gets warmer - you can cross the vistula river using the free ferry to access any of the 3 beaches on offer.