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2013 holiday resort costs lowest in Spain and Sri Lanka, while Australia highest

@rafat

Feb 11, 2013 3:58 am

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Lesson? Go to crumbling European economies or still nascent Asian economies if you want to stretch your pound, or for that matter, dollar.

— Rafat Ali

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That’s according to the annual UK Post Office‘s Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer for 2013. It monitors the price of eight popular tourist items in over 40 holiday destinations worldwide – including dinner for two, light refreshments and suncream, calibrated of course for GB pound.

Key figures:

  • Spain and Sri Lanka share the top spot for value of 42 destinations surveyed
  • Turkey returns to the barometer top 10 after resort prices fell 16 per cent in the past 12 months; Portugal and Bulgaria also feature among the 10 cheapest destinations
  • Falling prices in Bali and Vietnam have helped these fast-rising Far East destinations to overtake Thailand and take fourth and and fifth places in the Worldwide Barometer
  • Prices have fallen 20 per cent in Egypt, thanks to sterling’s surge in value against the Egyptian pound and lower resort costs.

Below, country wise breakdown charts, click on the chart images to get full charts.

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