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TravelBird: Vietnam has the world’s most affordable beaches

TravelBird's 2017 Beach Price Index ranks over 300 beaches worldwide on the cost of spending one day at each. Vietnam has the world's most affordable beaches, while the most expensive beaches were found in Norway

Amsterdam, NL – Online travel specialists, TravelBird, have released their annual Beach Price Index, featuring more than 300 seaside locations from 70 countries around the globe. On a year-to-year basis, the price of a beach holiday can change substantially when you take into account factors such as currency fluctuation and inflation. As a company which prides itself on inspiring travellers, TravelBird ranked the beaches in order to provide holidaymakers with the information they need to make a smart decision when booking.

TravelBird first examined an extensive catalogue of the world’s most popular beaches, before reducing this to a final shortlist of just over 300 locations, ranked on the cost of spending a day at each. To calculate their affordability, the price of five essentials were then researched for each destination: the cost of a bottle of sun cream (200 ml), a bottle of water (500 ml), a beer (33 cl bottle), lunch (including drink and dessert for one person), and an ice cream. The sum of these five essentials determined the final affordability ranking of each seaside location. All prices were calculated by standardising the sizes of products, and with monetary transactions true to exchange rates on 1st June 2017.


Kristiansand Beach in Norway

“It is very interesting for travellers who are planning their trip to see how much the price of spending a day at the beach varies across the world. There are many useful tips in here. One to easily forget, currency fluctuations can make a big difference in the actual cost of your holiday, so keep those in mind. For example, beaches in the UK have become almost 10% more affordable for continental European visitors due to the decline of the pound after the Brexit referendum.” Said TravelBird CEO Steven Klooster. “Also, if you are keen on enjoying local food on the beach, pick Vietnam for instance, where you can enjoy delicious local food on the beach that is very affordable. Another one: in some places you pay a lot for sunscreen, up to 3 times more than you would pay in The Netherlands, so make sure you take some with you!”


Sharm-el-Naga in Egypt

The study reveals the 10 most expensive beaches are:

#

Beach

Country

Sunscreen

Water

Beer

Ice-cream

Lunch

Total

1

Kristiansand Beach

Norway

€20.36

€2.50

€8.00

€4.27

€25.82

€60.95

2

Huk Beach

Norway

€19.50

€2.80

€8.33

€4.80

€23.00

€58.43

3

Solastranda

Norway

€19.00

€2.67

€7.20

€4.44

€23.60

€56.91

4

Mareto Plage Publique

French Polynesia

€20.72

€1.90

€6.89

€3.76

€22.10

€55.37

5

La Plage de Maui

French Polynesia

€19.70

€1.90

€7.07

€3.33

€23.10

€55.10

6

Åkrasanden

Norway

€21.00

€2.42

€7.99

€4.00

€19.28

€54.69

7

Hamresanden

Norway

€21.67

€2.25

€7.00

€4.10

€18.88

€53.90

8

Ribersborg Beach

Sweden

€16.40

€2.00

€6.41

€3.12

€24.27

€52.20

9

Anse Vata

New Caledonia

€14.46

€1.72

€7.00

€2.15

€26.69

€52.02

10

Anse Georgette

Seychelles

€25.12

€0.89

€6.50

€1.17

€16.66

€50.34


In contrast, the study reveals the 10 most affordable beaches are:

#

Beach

Country

Sunscreen

Water

Beer

Ice-cream

Lunch

Total

310

Cua Dai Beach

Vietnam

€1.84

€0.47

€1.92

€0.83

€7.37

€12.43

309

City Beach

Vietnam

€2.19

€0.31

€2.02

€0.83

€7.76

€13.11

308

Long Beach

Vietnam

€2.42

€0.41

€1.97

€0.93

€7.87

€13.60

307

Marsa Nayzak

Egypt

€6.24

€0.20

€1.85

€0.78

€6.44

€15.51

306

Sunken City

Egypt

€6.72

€0.19

€1.91

€0.79

€6.26

€15.87

305

Varkala Beach

India

€3.75

€0.35

€3.13

€0.69

€8.69

€16.61

304

Benaulim Beach

India

€4.39

€0.29

€3.02

€0.58

€8.63

€16.91

303

Palolem Beach

India

€4.39

€0.23

€2.95

€0.63

The full study is available here.

Photo caption: Bien Cua Dai beach in Vietnam

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Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.

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