IT’S official: blue skies on a budget are attainable, and the real problem is that holidaymakers are spoilt for pocket-friendly choice.
Bulgaria comes out cheapest overall but Spain is a very close second according to a Post Office comparison with Italy and Turkey.
Indeed, the Costa del Sol is even cheaper than Sunny Beach resort in Bulgaria for a cup of coffee at just 90p, mineral water, at 28p, and your favourite tabloid hit at ?1.46.
The Costa del Golf is also over half as cheap a Sorrento in Italy, where a three course dinner for two with wine would cost ?52.24 compared with an amazing ?22.39 on the Costa.
Prices on the Costa are down 12.7% on 2014, which is very welcome news for tourists and expats alike.
Does it really matter? We already know things are a bit more expensive in say France or Italy. People heading to the Med (or black Sea) for sun sea and fiesta are not going to worry that a coffee costing a pound in one place can be had for 90p elsewhere. It’s the flight and accommodation costs that people weigh up.
“a three course dinner for two with wine would cost 52.24 compared with an amazing 22.39 on the Costa.”
Hmm, so subjective. I mean, what sort of three course dinner would that be? I travel and eat all along the Costa and the prices are all over the place, and one can easily surpass 22 euros for a three course. I had three courses (soup, lamb, ice cream, coffee) today and a wine and it was 34 euros. To pluck these figures out of the air is meaningless.
“Prices on the Costa are down 12.7% on 2014, which is very welcome news for tourists and expats alike.”
Again, does the OP mean that exchange rates give people more buying power, since prices have not dropped that much. If restaurants dropped their prices by 12.7% they’d go out of business overnight.