New Delhi, Hanoi world's cheapest destinations: survey

By Hoang Phong    April 7, 2024 | 08:10 pm PT
New Delhi, Hanoi world's cheapest destinations: survey
A group of Spanish tourists are accompanied by a tour guide in Hanoi, Aug. 20, 2023. Photo by Nguyen Anh Tuan
India's capital New Delhi has been named the world's most affordable travel destination this year, followed by Hanoi, in a survey by British website Wethrift.

To compile the list, it analyzed the world's most popular travel destinations based on a various factors like number of direct flights, cost of tourist attractions, affordability of public transport, price of a meal and drink, and accommodation for two people on weekends to reveal which destinations offer the best value.

Public transport in Hanoi can cost as little as £0.23 (US$0.29), a meal costs around £1.71 and the average price of a drink is £0.83.

A night’s stay for two people on weekends costs £32.42 while attraction tickets add up to £45.

Hanoi currently has 61 direct flights, less than half of New Delhi’s 145.

Cairo in Egypt ranked third on the list followed by Istanbul in Turkey and Hurghada also in Egypt.

The rest of the list comprised Bali in Indonesia, Bangkok in Thailand, Marrakech in Morocco, Phuket in Thailand, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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