Travelling With a Tenner

Nowadays, understanding how much things cost at a desired location is just as important as the cost of the holiday itself. While flights to certain places may be as cheap as chips, if you’re looking to save money, there’s no point heading there if everyday essentials end up costing you the earth.

From poolside beers to sun cream, if you’re looking to enjoy your holiday without counting the coppers, it’s worth investigating exactly how much you can get for your money overseas. Which is why we’ve devised this handy table to help you figure out just how much money you’ll need to take the next time you’re visiting Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and more!

Country Value Beers Milk Bottled water Cigarettes* Suncream

Big Macs

Austria €11.90 3.5 8.7 13.1 2.3 0.5 3.4
Australia AUD$17.52 2.3 11.6 9.5 0.8 0.9 3.2
Canada CAD$17.18 3.0 8.1 5.8 1.5 1.6 3.0
Denmark 88.53kr 1.9 13.7 9.5 1.9 0.6 2.5
India INR 879.32 10.3 20.9 32.8 4.1 1.8 7.5
Japan ¥1391.36 2.3 7.6 9.1 3.2 2.4 3.7
Poland 51.8zł 7.4 21.2 28.1 3.4 1.1 5.6
Mexico MXN 243.94 9.9 16.5 22.6 4.2 1.3 4.9
New Zealand NZD$18.73 2.8 7.2 5.3 0.9 0.9 3.2
South Africa ZAR186.61 8.7 15.2 12.0 4.1 1.2 7.3
Thailand ฿457.51 6.5 9.7 21.6 5.7 3.4 4.6
United Arab Emirates AED48.1 1.5 8.4 3.2 6.1 0.9 3.7
United Kingdom £10 3.2 11.1 11.2 1.1 0.9 3.4
United States USD$13.1 3.2 13.9 10.5 2.3 1.3 2.7
Vietnam VND292,435.14 20.1 9.3 17.9 9.0 1.8 4.8

Showing you how many beers, pints of milk, 150ml bottles of water, cigarettes and sun cream you can get for the price of £10, our research is designed to help you make a better, more informed choice, about your next holiday destination.

So if you’re looking for a weekend away with friends, at 7.9 beers per £10, Poland seems like a great option compared to the likes of Denmark (2.1 beers per £10) or the United Arab Emirates (1.6 beers per £10). Not only that, here in the UK, £10 could stretch as far as 11 bottles of water, while in the sweltering heat of Dubai, £10 will get you a mere 3.5 bottles

Throughout the world, prices and currencies fluctuate – meaning you can get much more for you money in certain countries. For example, in India, £10 will buy you 35.5 bottles of water, whereas in Canada, the same amount will get you a measly 6.4 bottles.

So the next time you’re thinking of heading abroad, be sure to do some research first – after all, the last thing we want is for you to have to cut back on the fun stuff in order to pay for those everyday essentials!

  1. Each value is equivalent to 10 GBP. Indication rates as of 11th March 2016, https://www.google.co.uk/finance/converter
  2. Based on a 330ml bottle
  3. Based on a pint of milk
  4. Based on a 150ml – 200ml bottle
  5. Based on the price of 20 Marlboro Light Cigarettes (or equivalent)

Sources:
http://www.pintprice.com/
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/
http://www.postofficeholiday.co.uk/the-travel-blog/holiday-money-report-2015
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/brands/Marlboro_in_Tesco.html
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery-categories/Sun_Screen_in_Tesco.html
http://www.ceneo.pl/Opalanie/Przeznaczenie:Kosmetyki_do_opalania.htm
http://www.vanitynoapologies.com/10-best-sunscreens-india-oily-skin-dry-skin-prices/
http://www.apotekeren.dk/solcreme.aspx
http://supermarkt.ladenzeile.de/kosmetik-sonnenpflege-sonnencreme/