If you're thinking of backpacking around the world for as little money as possible, be sure to check out the list we've prepared with the 10 cheapest cities for backpackers!

Asian countries tend to be a constant target for those who don't want to spend a lot and, no wonder. Well, that's where the cities with the lowest cost of living are located, such as Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. In addition to being a commercial and industrial hub, it is the gateway to the country's tourism and its currency is undervalued: one Nepalese rupee is worth US$ 0.01.

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10 cheapest cities in the world
south of Bahia

First, a Brazilian destination. For backpackers who are adept at cyclotourism, one of the most fascinating and economical destinations for a Brazilian backpacker is the Discovery Route.

With an average duration of 7 days, the journey is made by bicycle covering a distance of 120 km along the coast of Bahia. Surprisingly, this route was the historic stage in April 1500, when Pedro Álvares Cabral arrived in Brazil for the first time.

Southern Bahia - Cheapest cities

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Starting in Arraial d'Ajuda, travelers cycle through rivers, cliffs and paradisiacal beaches that guarantee an unforgettable experience for the most daring backpackers. would you?


#1 destination for backpackers looking for a place with rich and exotic culture, Thailand has stunning scenery and a totally accessible location.


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Another Asian country rich in culture and nature, Nepal has trekking in the countryside and the temples scattered throughout the country are certainly one of the most sought after tours.

Nepal - Cheapest cities

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For sure, backpacking in India is easy and cheap. This is because income inequality makes the currency bearish, where one rupee equals about US$ 0.02.


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Sri Lanka

With grandiose statues that impress tourists and Colombo residents alike, Sri Lana's capital is undoubtedly the most popular city to visit.

Sri Lanka

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Beaches, jungles and animals scattered all over this wonderful country attract backpackers who, in addition to being adventurers, practice activities such as Yog, surfing, diving, among other water sports.

Indonesia - Cheapest cities

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Between Granada, with its colonial buildings, and Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic lake in the city called Masaya, diversity is the highlight of the country. Certainly, the best months to travel are between December and February.


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Peru is the typical destination for backpackers who want to unravel the mysteries of South America, apart from the wonderful trails to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Finally, Lima is a complete city, with beaches and a bustling metropolis.


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Spectacular landscapes, little expense to eat and open doors to enter are the strong point of Turkey, which has the perfect mix between western and eastern cultures.

Turkey - Cheapest cities

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If Italy and Greece are too expensive for you to travel, Albania is definitely a good alternative. With rich architectural and cultural heritage, the highlight is going to Mount Dajti for a fantastic view. On the other hand, Dhermi and Jala Beach please those who prefer beach and sun.

Albania - Cheapest cities

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Finally, right next to Peru, Bolivia is a great choice for your first backpacking trip through South America. This is because, among its main attractions are the Salar de Uyuni salt desert, Isla del Sol and the capital La Paz.


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Para encontrar inúmeras opções de acomodação e reservar hotéis e pousadas com os melhores preços, utilizamos o Booking.com - disponível em milhares de destinos.

Passagens aéreas mais baratas

Para economizar com voos, consultamos primeiro as passagens aéreas na MaxMilhas, - quase sempre encontramos os melhores preços tanto no Brasil quanto no exterior. As passagens podem ser emitidas mesmo para quem não tem milhas aéreas.

Outras dicas úteis

Encontre informações úteis sobre os best destinations do mundo, com guias de viagens especializados sobre diferentes places to visit in Brazil e no exterior. São milhares de travel tips com sugestões de onde ir na sua viagem, recomendação de hotels, notícias atualizadas e muito mais.

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