Want to know just how affordable of a place Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is? You can get a standard meal for twenty rupees. Convert that into US dollars, and it’s about a quarter. A quarter! And we haven’t even started talking about the sights to see!
This city boasts the world’s busiest cantilever bridge, as well as a fresh bundle of other amazing sights, including the St. Andrews Church, the Cathedral of the Holiest Rosary, Metcalfe Hall, Millennium Park, the RBI Coin Museum, the Magen David Synagogue, the Mallik Bazar flower market, which is Asia’s largest flower market, and much more. Take a relaxing boat ride, view the old construction of the city, and more for pennies on the dollar.
La Paz, Bolivia
Beautiful, exciting, and affordable, La Paz can help you get a feel for South America without spending too much. Just think about strolling around something called the witches' market, which doesn't cost a penny. Walking tours of the city don't cost a penny.
Traffic can be tough to navigate, but La Paz has recently added a network of cable cars – the highest in the world! You could just spend an entire day riding cable cars over the city, and it would only total up to the cost of about one taxi ride. Once you're done, there are lots of affordable hotels and restaurants to relax at.
Listed as the cheapest place to visit in the entire world in 2022, the capital of Vietnam is home to centuries of culture and architecture that you have to see to believe. It's a unique mix of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French sensibilities, there are tons of little temples to visit and a tight and busy Old Quarter, which has alley-like streets arranged by trade.
You can find a place to stay, food to eat, and stuff to do for as little as twenty dollars a day. Remember, Vietnamese cuisine is nothing like what you are served in Vietnamese restaurants back home. Be prepared to be amazed by their kitchen!
St. Petersburg, Russia
You might be surprised to find that the hotels are (or, at least, were at one point) in the top five for cheapest in the entire WORLD in St. Petersburg. This city in Russia might be the cheapest city in the entire continent of Europe to visit.
Not only does it cost you less than fifty dollars a day to visit this city, but you'll get to find all sorts of amazing places like the Savior of Spilled Blood church, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, and plenty of other places that will give you a sense of grandeur and history.
The country of Georgia, of course, not the state. This Asian country, formerly part of the Soviet bloc, has become a travel destination for many. Next to the stunning Mtkvari River and backed by a beautiful mountain range, Tbilisi has plenty to offer, even if you never venture outside the city limits.
Among the standard joys of traveling to a new city – fun construction and exciting new foods – you can also see the Narikala, a fourth-century fortress, the famous statue Kartlis Deda, and the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi. If that isn't enough, you can also enjoy some of their famous thermal baths.