It’s that time of year when the weather’s getting a bit less dreary and our heads are onto lighter and brighter things — swimwear, sunglasses, holidays.
With Coachella comes the start of official un-official summer but, though Airbnb always does that freaky thing of telling you there’s only 2% of properties available for any given time or location, it’s quite normal not to have booked your summer vacay yet.
If you’re on the perusal for a beach holiday that doesn’t totally wipe out your summer budget or a hen do destination that won’t make the whole group hate you, then the Post Office’s new study will be of interest.
It’s ranked European beach destinations in order of cost, taking into account travel 'essentials' like ‘coffee, beer, a can of Coke, wine, water, suncream, insect repellent, UK newspapers, dinners and lunches’. We're not sure where calamari and Aperol Spritzes get factored in, but suppose we can tot that ourselves.
Of all the resorts, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria topped the list, with all 10 essentials adding up to a very reasonable £37.33! Unsurprising, when a bottle of beer or cup of coffee costs only 70p — almost unthinkable compared to London, where a soy flat white can quite feasibly set you back £2.85 and a craft beer around £6.
Most expensive was Ibiza where the 10 items totted up to £131, but the prices vary so it’s worth checking out the full Post Office breakdown if, say, you’re a coffee enthusiast. With cups at only 61p, the Algarve in Portugal should be your go-to.
Here’s the list in order of expense…
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Algarve, Portugal Costa Del Sol Spain Marmaris, Turkey Paphos, Cyprus Costa Blanca, Spain Porec, Croatia Limassol, Cyprus Crete, Greece Zante, Greece Kefalonia, Greece Majorca, Spain Corfu, Greece Sliema, Malta Lisbon Coast, Portugal Zadar, Croatia Nice, France Sorrento, Italy Ibiza, Spain
See you in Sunny Beach!
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