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Lisbon as an alternative to Mexico City? For Forbes Advisor, who analyzed the costs of the most popular (or desirable) destinations in the summer season to compare them with visually similar places. The study yielded a list of the best alternatives – and the concern that we’re only talking about luxury travel.
To come up with the results, Forbes Advisor analyzed the average cost of staying in a luxury hotel, dining at the best restaurants, taxis, and activities. Thus, without including the trip, vacation in Mexico City will be about 500 euros cheaper than in the Portuguese capital, according to this study.
Check out our list of alternatives to popular holiday destinations:
Panama (instead of Bora Bora)
Bora Bora is a luxury and dream destination. You’ve probably already searched for this destination – even if it’s just a dream. The truth is that you can also get closer to your dream and enjoy an experience similar to what you would get in Bora Bora if you went to Panama. According to Forbes Advisor, a dream trip in Panama costs about 5,800 euros less than a trip in Bora Bora.
Curaçao (instead of the Bahamas)
By choosing to travel to this little paradise, you will be spending less than approximately two thousand euros. You may not see pigs swimming or pink beaches, but you will have other attractions.
Florida (instead of Hawaii)
Who among us has not dreamed of going to Hawaii? We understand that, but if the trip is too pricey for you and you really want the vacation of your dreams, take a chance in Florida. It would still be expensive, but less than about 1,777 euros. In Florida you have Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Kennedy Space Center.
Fiji (instead of the Maldives)
Do you really want a place like the Maldives? We know that every place is unique, but if you choose to go to Fiji, you will save around €760 and still have the dream experience.
Mexico City (instead of Lisbon)
Lisbon, an increasingly trendy city, has the best options that don’t fit all budgets. Thus, Forbes Adviser proposes to change the capital of Portugal to Mexico City. According to the calculations of the study, we will save about 556 euros (not including the flight).
Istanbul (instead of Athens)
An underrated city, but with something to suit all tastes. If you choose Istanbul, Turkey, instead of Athens, Greece, you will save around 385 euros.
Marseille (instead of Paris)
If you dream of Paris and you have not visited it before, it will not be easy to replace it because you definitely dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and taking a walk along the Seine. However, if you really want to travel or if you already know Paris, consider Marseille. According to the review, it offers a similar experience to the Parisian one but is about €186 cheaper.
Cairo (instead of Rome)
Rome is also Rome, but Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is sometimes underestimated and offers an equally fascinating journey into mankind’s past. It is about 150 euros cheaper than in Rome.
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