Zadar and Poreč Named Cheapest Places for European Beach Holiday

By , 18 Apr 2017, 11:32 AM Travel
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The Independent writes “The 19 Cheapest Places for a European Beach Holiday” on April 17, 2017. 

Having just celebrated the Easter holiday, it’s no surprise that the summer season is right around the corner. In an effort to help readers prepare for their upcoming budget beach trips, British online newspaper The Independent has published a report from Post Office Travel Money that lists the 19 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe. On the list? Two Croatian favorites.

The study, which measured the costs of everything from a cup of coffee or bottle of beer to wine and a 3-course dinner for two, compared the cheapest destinations based on holiday expenses for one day in the destination. 

So, which Croatian destinations made the list? Zadar ranked 16th cheapest, and Poreč ranked 7th! Here’s a closer look at the cost analysis of the two Croatian destinations.

Zadar, Croatia — £108.89 ($136.45)

Cup of coffee: £1.22 ($1.53)

Bottle of local beer: £1.83 ($2.29)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.83 $2.29)

Glass of wine: £3.06 ($3.83)

1.5 litre bottle of still mineral water: £0.73 ($0.91)

Sun cream: £9.17 ($11.47)

Insect repellent: £4.89 ($6.12)

English newspaper:£4.28 ($5.36)

3-course evening meal for two (including a bottle of house wine):£57.44 ($71.88)

2-course lunch for two (no drinks):£24.44 ($30.58)

Poreč, Croatia — £79.08 ($99.09)

Cup of coffee: £1.34 ($1.34)

Bottle of local beer: £2.20 ($2.75)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.08 ($2.60)

Glass of wine: £1.96 ($2.45)

1.5 litre bottle of still mineral water: £0.73 ($0.91)

Sun cream: £7.33 ($9.17)

Insect repellent: £4.77 ($5.97)

English newspaper: £3.67 ($4.59)

3-course evening meal for two (including a bottle of house wine): £37.89 ($47.41)

2-course lunch for two (no drinks): £17.11 ($21.41)

Want to know which city was ranked as the cheapest? You can find the full list here

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