The cheapest and most expensive capital cities in the world revealed

Jakarta, Indonesia tops the cheapest cities list

Jakarta, Indonesia - Cuba Holidays
Jakarta, Indonesia

We all dream of international travel regardless of status and age — but this dream comes with a price tag. It varies per destination and that’s why it’s important to set a specific budget while travelling to ensure that our money is spent well.

According to Cuba Holidays, experts are predicting that the price of travelling is going to rise by up to 3.7% but it’s still possible to get around the world on a budget if you know exactly where to go.

Cuba Holidays have put together a list of the cheapest capital cities, based on a variety of factors that all come into play when considering how pricey a holiday is going to be. It identified which capital cities around the world offered the best rates and it includes hotel prices, how much it would cost to get around the city, and the price of a meal for two.

Abu Dhabi, UAE - Cuba Holidays
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Coming out in the top spot as the cheapest capital city in the world is Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian capital topped the cheapest cities list for providing great value rates across all areas but particularly offering the cheapest rate for hotels.

At the other end of the scale, the most expensive capital city for travellers is Abu Dhabi, which presents staggeringly high prices for attraction entry. Another of the most expensive cities is Reykjavik in Iceland, where prices are high across hotels, attractions and food.

The 10 cheapest capital cities are:

  1. Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. Skopje, Macedonia
  3. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  4. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  5. Bogota, Colombia
  6. Pristina, Kosovo
  7. Tbilisi, Georgia
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Havana, Cuba
  10. Manila, Philippines
Reykjavik, Iceland - Cuba Holidays
Reykjavik, Iceland

Coming out top for the best place to lay your head for the night without breaking the bank is Jakarta in Indonesia, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and New Delhi in India, which cost GBP 5.25 (USD 6.70), GBP 5.33, and GBP 5.33 respectively.

In contrast, the most expensive places to spend the night are Chisinau in Moldova, Luxembourg City in Luxembourg, and Reykjavik in Iceland, which cost GBP 87.91, GBP 70.67, and GBP 66.58 respectively. It might the most expensive place to stay, but the centre of Chisinau is defined by the best museums, hotels, restaurants and cafes all within a 15-minute walk away, so maybe it’s worth the hole in the wallet.

Havana, Cuba - Cuba Holidays
Havana, Cuba

In a special mention, Havana, Cuba ranked nine, offering a great value for travellers. The city of Havana is celebrating its 500th anniversary in 2019, and ever since the number one Camila Cabello song, Havana, the city has been increasingly in the limelight.

Check out to view the full report from Cuba Holidays.

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