There are the 5 cheapest countries to visit for those of you who are a budget traveler, a backpacker, or simply looking for a way to save more money while traveling the world.
Of course, I have to include Thailand, my home country. I used to really hate living in Thailand since it was the only place I knew of and I wanted to experience the “developed” world as most people from developing countries do but after traveling the world for the last 8 years and experiencing living in other countries for months on end, I finally realize the true value of Thailand and why the country is so popular among travelers.
I mean, how many countries out there can you go out and find a variety of delicious and fresh food straight from the street for less than 1.5 USD? How many countries can you find amazing accommodation for less than 15 USD per night? From my experience, not a whole lot.
Thailand is one of the cheapest countries to travel to but that doesn’t mean much if it isn’t backed up with an abundance of beautiful tourist attractions travelers can visit from the high mountains of Northern Thailand to the beaches and islands of Southern Thailand.
If you are looking for a cheap country to visit that has it all from great and cheap food and accommodation to the tropical climate and stunning sceneries, you can never go wrong with Thailand.
Indonesia, the largest archipelagic state in the world consisting of over 17,000 islands, is one of the most diverse countries in Southeast Asia. With so many islands, full of remote forests and volcanoes, each with different cultures and languages, Indonesia is one of the best countries to visit in the world.
It is also dirt cheap here, even in touristy places like Bali if you are willing to look for it. I went to Indonesia more than 5 times now and every time, the country always has something up its sleeve that I didn’t experience the last time.
From hiking Mount Rinjani to swimming with manta rays around the Komodo Islands, there are countless things you can do here. Java, the main island of Indonesia is home to some stunning temples like Borobudur and Prambanan, and it is still considerably cheap to visit.
Bali, even though it is becoming more and more expensive every day due to the number of tourists flocking the place each year, there are still many pockets of places on the Hindu island where you can still find cheap places to eat and do things.
Vietnam is another great and cheap travel destination in Southeast Asia that offers a unique experience and an abundance of things to do without breaking the bank. Like most countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is nothing like its neighbors and it is worthy of a place to visit in and of itself.
The diversity of sceneries and cultures embolden by its rich history and dark past are some of the main draws for travelers to visit Vietnam. From the dreamy landscape of Halong Bay to the mighty Mekong Delta, there is no shortage of things to do here.
The food in Vietnam is also one of the best in the region and they are dirt cheap. For famous menus like Pho, Cao Lao, and Bahn Mi, it should cost you around 36,000 VND or 1.5 USD per dish.