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Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cost of Living survey unveils cheapest holiday destinations

Thomas Cook has revealed where holiday spending money goes the furthest in its Cost of Living survey 2010.

Costs have dropped in a number of locations, including mainland Spain, the Canaries and Balearic Islands.

Daily costs in Morocco, meanwhile, come to just £29.42 - nearly £20 cheaper than the UK.

The ever-popular Egypt and eastern med favourite, Turkey, continue to be great value for money mid haul destinations, while India remains the cheapest destination overall, with a beer costing just 68p.

Here is the full list:

Top Seven Short and Medium Haul Destinations

1. Morocco £29.42 Cheaper in 2010 by £6.75
2. Egypt £30.45 Cheaper in 2010 by £3.56
3. Mainland Spain £31.27 Cheaper in 2010 by £3.39
4. Turkey £34.95 More in 2010 by £1.21
5. Canary Islands £36.18 Cheaper in 2010 by £5.92
6. Tunisia £36.75 More in 2010 by £3.70
7. Balearic Islands £38.36 Cheaper in 2010 by £4.14

Top Seven Long Haul Destinations
Destination Three Course Meal Beer Total Daily Expenses
1. India £5.48 £0.68 £17.10
2. Cuba £10.00 £1.07 £24.23
3. Malaysia £14.00 £2.24 £31.33
4. Mexico £25.00 £1.80 £39.80
5. South Africa £17.00 £1.16 £40.34
6. Canada £19.50 £2.40 £45.60
7. USA £15.90 £2.55 £46.95
UK daily expenses total £48.82

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland chief executive Ian Derbyshire said: “The fantastic news for travellers this year is that the cost of everyday essentials have gone down in many resorts so those looking to enjoy themselves on excursions and evening entertainment will be able to do exactly that.

“Medium haul destinations like Turkey and Egypt are still extremely good value compared to the UK, and with holidaymakers having the option of all-inclusive packages, daily expenses are being cut down even further.”

By Bev Fearis

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