Cheapest cities to explore in 24 hours revealed

This research may make you consider an extended stopover.

Cheapest cities to explore in 24 hours revealed

The world’s cheapest cities to explore in 24 hours have been revealed in a recent study, which compared the average price for a taxi ride, number of free attractions, cost of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, number of experiences costing less than $50 and – most importantly – the average cost of a meal and a beer.

The results may inspire you to make an extended stopover to explore the cities beyond some of the world’s most frequented airports. 

10. Barcelona, Spain
The Spanish hotspot swooped in at 10th place with 1979 cheap eats, $5.20 beers and an astounding 961 free attractions to explore.


9. Agra, India
Agra has 89 day trips available for under $50 – the second most for any popular city – the fourth cheapest beer, 78 free attractions and beer averaging just $2.43. With taxis costing just 23 cents per kilometre, exploring it is all the more affordable.

taj mahal with crescent moon agra india

8. Singapore, Singapore
While you may be asked to pay around $10 for a beer, Singapore has a massive 925 free attractions and 1163 cheap eats. You may want to consider staggering your connecting flight to give yourself a day to explore the wonderful and affordable city of Singapore.

singapore water vortex

7. Prague, Czech Republic
When you’re being asked to pay $2.70 for a beer, the hardest part of your time in this European capital may be trying to visit all 1059 free attractions and choosing between the 1127 cheap food options.


6. Shanghai, China
The combo of $2.30 beers – the third cheapest of any popular city – and the staggering 1333 free attractions could lead to some exciting adventures in China (although may want to hold off right now).


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