Gone are the days of rock bottom cheap travel through Europe – especially if you want to experience a variety of countries. But through careful planning and selecting cities that are both packed full of culture and affordable, you can make your trip happen. The site Price of Travel has put together a list of the cheapest location in European to visit this summer. They calculated their information through the “European Backpacker Index,” by factoring in the following elements:

  • One night in the cheapest bunk at the least expensive hostel with a good location and good reviews.
  • Two public transportation trips per day.
  • One paid/famous attraction per day (Only those attractions for which a fee is required.)
  • Three “budget” meals per day.
  • Three cheap, local beers each day. Non-drinkers might have dessert and coffee, or attend a local music performance, so this is a general benchmark that should be proportional for each city.

Check out the list and start planning your summer trip.

1. Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Accommodation — $6.35 p/d
  • Transportation — $ 1.11 p/d
  • Meals — $ 9.31 p/d
  • Drinks and entertainment — $ 4.15 p/d
  • Attractions — $3.32 p/d

2. Krakow, Poland

  • Accommodation — $8.32 p/d
  • Transportation — $1.35 p/d
  • Meals — $5.84 p/d
  • Drinks and entertainment — $24.67 p/d
  • Attractions — $3.89 p/d

3. Bucharest, Romania

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  • Accommodation — $7.50 p/d
  • Transportation — $1.20 p/d
  • Meals — $0.64 p/d
  • Drinks and entertainment — $3.62 p/d
  • Attractions — $2.89 p/d

4. Belgrade, Serbia

  • Accommodation — $6.50
  • Transportation — $1.63
  • Meals — $12.43
  • Drinks and entertainment — $4.87
  • Attractions — $3.26

5. Budapest, Hungary

  • Accommodation — $5.33
  • Transportation — $2.41
  • Meals — $10.76
  • Drinks and entertainment — $3.62
  • Attractions — $5.17

6. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Accommodation — $6.34
  • Transportation — $3.90
  • Meals — $10.43
  • Drinks and entertainment — $4.07
  • Attractions — $4.34

7. Kiev, Ukraine

  • Accommodation — $7.50
  • Transportation — $.031
  • Meals — $13.90
  • Drinks and entertainment — $7.06
  • Attractions — $0.59

8. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

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  • Accommodation — $9.92
  • Transportation — $1.92
  • Meals — $11.57
  • Drinks and entertainment — $3.61
  • Attractions — $4.01

9. Warsaw, Poland

  • Accommodation — $9.28
  • Transportation — $5.60
  • Meals — $1.65
  • Drinks and entertainment — $9.65
  • Attractions — $5.85

10. Zagreb, Croatia

  • Accommodation — $8.76
  • Transportation — $2.88
  • Meals — $12.11
  • Drinks and entertainment — $5.18
  • Attractions — $4.32
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