Where is the cheapest holiday in Europe?

article-0-05BE2F21000005DC-936_468x286Unfortunately this article may be a little late to the party, as a lot of our readers have probably either already been on their holidays or have had it booked for months!

We all know how much more fun it is to create the anticipation of a 4 month wait for your holiday; putting red crosses through each days as it passes on your calendar.

However, if you’re looking to catch a last minute deal – then this is the article for you. If you’re not, you can continue too – because it’s interesting and you know you want to!

A study was recently carried out by the Post Office Travel Money where they selected 12 typical holiday purchases and compared how much each would cost you in a lot of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations.

I read about this in an article in The Sun – and simply had to share some of the results with you.

You may now know that we’re quite big fans of Portugal here – but we promise to be in no way biased in this article.  Portugal came out on top, a lot.  It is deemed one of the most affordable holiday destinations this summer.

An example of this is that a family dinner for four will cost you on average £70 in Turkey, but only half of that in Portugal.  On top of that, a cup of coffee in Cyprus will set you back £2.70, as compared to just 63p in Portugal.

In fact the report states that in Portugal average prices have dropped by approximately 30% compared with the year previous.  This is a pretty big drop, but more surprisingly the average cost of food in sunny Portugal has dropped by a whopping 47%.

So there you have it, if you’re looking to save the pennies this year for your family holiday, look no further than Portugal.

Have you already been away this Summer?

Where did you go and how did the prices compare there?

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About Darren

Darren is the founder of Villas in Portugal and blogs about all things to do with maximising your holiday in Portugal. You can follow us on twitter (@VillaHunters) or subscribe to our email updates using the box on the right.

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