British holidaymakers will find better value for money in Spain this year than they will here in the UK according to a recent survey.
The cost of 10 typical holiday items were checked in 14 popular tourist destinations by Post Office Travel Money and the results put Spain at the top of the list.
The items checked included cigarettes, beer and suncream and the overall total came to £42.15 in Spain as opposed to £77.01 in Brighton for the same items. The most expensive destination was Miami in Florida where the total cost was £92.81.
Bulgaria came out as the second most value for money holiday destination with a total of £43.50.
The cost in some of the destinations had risen since last year, with Brighton being 10% higher, however in others, it had actually gone down, a good indication that holidays abroad are good value for money. Prices in Corfu, Greece were down 10% on last year, Egypt was down 12% and Turkey by 13%.
Sarah Munro, head of Post Office Travel Money stated “While Spain is undoubtedly best value overall, the healthy price fall in Greece means that this traditional favourite can once again be considered a good bet for wallet-watching holidaymakers.” Sarah confirmed that overall the eastern Mediterranean was looking great value for money with prices also falling significantly in Turkey following their 2010 price hike. She concluded “A combination of the weaker Turkish lira and lower charges by Turkish restaurants and bars have brought prices back to the levels UK holidaymakers came to expect during the noughties.”
A typical three course meal in Brighton would currently cost around £45.30, with a bottle of house wine, however in Spanish resorts an evening meal with wine will cost only £23.58 proving that holidays to Spain in 2011 will be great value for money.