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Travel money stretches further for Brits visiting Budapest

Posted on 29 Mar at 9 AM Tags:

A new study by Post Office Travel Money has revealed that Brits taking a city break can make their travel money stretch further in Budapest. The capital of Hungary came top of a list of 25 foreign holiday destinations in a table of 25 cities.

The survey looked at 12 items typically paid for on a trip including accommodation and meals and found that Budapest cost just £134.76. However, as the pound continues to fall against most currencies, the research also showed that in the past year 22 of the cities listed had become more expensive for those visiting from the UK.

The only cities to have become cheaper were Lisbon, where costs have fallen by 19.1 per cent, Prague, where prices have dropped by 6.8 per cent and Berlin, which is now 1.5 per cent cheaper to visit.

Among the most expensive cities in which to take a break were Stockholm where items cost £420.36 and Copenhagen which costs £440.45.

Costs in Stockholm have risen by 33.0 per cent and in Riga by 30.7 per cent. Other big increases were found in Boston, up 28.4 per cent since this time last year, and Vienna, where costs have increased by 26.3 per cent. However Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw are still a good bet for those wanting to get away on a budget.

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