Most affordable cities for backpacking in Europe 2020

According to the European Backpacker Price Index for 2020, Bucharest in Romania was the most affordable city to travel to in Europe for budget travelers. The average cost to stay in a cheap hostel, eating budget meals, using public transport, and with a small 'entertainment fund' came to just 27.13 U.S. dollars. Other southeastern European cities, including the Serbian capital city of Belgrade in Serbia and Bulgarian capital Sofia, were also among the cheapest.

Most affordable cities for backpacking in Europe in 2020, by daily price index*

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Daily price based on cheapest bunk in the least expensive hostel (with a good location and good reviews), two public transport rides, one paid/famous attraction, three budget meals per day and three cheap, local beers (or wine) as an "entertainment fund".

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