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New research reveals the most affordable destinations for a luxury travel experience and Bangkok ranks 1st

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New research reveals the most affordable destinations for a luxury travel experience and Bangkok ranks 1st.<

The study by money.co.uk analysed the most popular cities around the world on their average costs for luxury travel factors, including the costs of 5* hotels, spa hotels, Michelin star meals and luxury car hire, to reveal the most affordable destinations for a luxury travel experience.
You can view the full research here: https://www.money.co.uk/loans/luxury-on-a-budget
Top 10 Most Affordable Luxury Travel Destinations

Rank

Location

Michelin Star Meal

Five-Star Hotel (one night)

Luxury Car Hire (per day)

Spa Hotel (one night)

Budget Score /10

1

Bangkok, Thailand

€142

€279

€56

€229

9.49

2

Brussels, Belgium

€148

€341

€142

€259

8.80

3

Verona, Italy

€170

€428

€169

€192

7.68

4

Osaka, Japan

€196

€284

€168

€168

7.59

5

Berlin, Germany

€181

€471

€152

€317

7.42

6

Frankfurt, Germany

€168

€674

€145

€297

7.33

7

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

€107

€588

€75

€588

6.90

8

Tokyo, Japan

€204

€387

€168

€304

6.73

9

Lisbon, Portugal

€163

€577

€168

€476

6.47

10

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

€119

€586

€217

€309

6.04

The most affordable city when it comes to luxury travel is Thailand’s capital, Bangkok – a city typically famous for its backpacking scene. Bangkok was the cheapest city for luxury car hire (€56), and the city also ranked amongst the cheapest for Michelin star meals (€142) and 5* hotel stays (€279).
In second place is Brussels, Belgium. Brussels was affordable across the board, particularly when it came to the cost of a five-star hotel (€341) and luxury car hire (€142). Brussels is the most affordable European destination among these cities, known for its chocolate, beer, and museums.
Another European destination takes third place, with Verona, Italy, being the third cheapest destination when taking a luxury holiday. Verona has the second-cheapest average cost when it comes to booking a spa hotel, at just €192 per night.
Further Study Insights:
  • The most affordable city for Michelin star dining is Athens, Greece. The average cost of a set menu in Athens is €97.

  • The cheapest rate for a nightly five-star hotel stay at properties listed on Booking.com is Hong Kong, at €274.
  • Luxury car hire is the most affordable in Bangkok, here a luxury model such as a Mercedes-Benz will cost you just €56 per day.

  • The most affordable destination when it comes to booking a spa hotel is Osaka, with an average nightly rate of just €168 per night.
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