In the UK, inflation is at the highest it’s been in decades, household bills are skyrocketing, and the country could be on the brink of a full-blown cost-of-living crisis. But why should that mean you can’t go away? Everyone should be able to escape the daily grind every once in a while – without having to break the bank.
Luckily, Post Office Travel Money is here to help with its Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer for 2022. Every year POTM puts together a ranking of the best-value holiday destinations for Brits by comparing the cost of eight everyday tourist items, from sun cream to cans of Coca-Cola to three-course meals.
And this year, if you’re in the mood for a particularly hot, sunny getaway, you’re in luck. Topping the ranking in 2022 is Marmaris in Turkey: a Mediterranean resort town renowned for its turquoise waters and consistently balmy climate. Brits are no doubt benefiting from Turkey’s current high inflation and weakened currency, both of which are likely to make holidays in the country quite a lot cheaper in 2022.
So, where else does your pound go the furthest? Well, in second place is Sunny Beach in Bulgaria: Black Sea resort which is, as the name suggests, pretty darn sunny. Third is the Algarve in Portugal, which is already rather well known as a bit of a home-away-from-home for UK holidaymakers.
And it isn’t just Euro destinations that could be great value for British travellers in 2022. The top ten also includes the likes of Cape Town, Mombasa and Orlando. Sure, the flights to these further-flung destinations might be a little more expensive – but at least you know it won’t cost you too much once you’re there. Here is the top ten in full:
1. Marmaris, Turkey
2. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
3. Algarve, Portugal
4. Cape Town, South Africa
5. Paphos, Cyprus
6. Costa del Sol, Spain
7. Mombasa, Kenya
8. Funchal, Madeira
9. Sliema, Malta
10. Orlando, USA
At the other end of the ranking, the worst-value destination was, unsurprisingly, the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. Bridgetown in Barbados and Jumeirah in Dubai both ranked poorly, too, with all three seeing significant price increases over the past year.
In other words, a 2022 holiday could still be on the cards, despite everything feeling like it costs quite a lot at the moment. You can find out more about the 2022 edition of the Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer here.
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