It’s more reasonably priced in the Philippines, apparently.
The country is at the top of a Huffington Post article listing “10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition.”
“Whether you’re on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little,” read the article’s introduction. “Not all of them will stay cheap in the years to come, though, so if you’re inspired to go, do it soon.”
The article did not neglect mentioning that tourists flocking to the Philippines will help the country’s recovery post-Typhoon Yolanda, noting that many popular tourist destinations, as well as much of the country, were unmolested by the Category 5 typhoon.
It went on to say that the Philippines is the place to go for “bargain hunters, outdoorsy types, and the food-obsessed,” also adding that Manila has “some of the cheapest shopping and upscale dining in the world.”
Couples could, for example, buy a wardrobe for $410 (P18,265.50) and dine on a three-course meal at a good restaurant for $18 (P801.90).
Other nations and cities on the list include Greece, the Dominican Republic, Mexico City, Lisbon (Portugal), Bucharest (Romania), India, Sofia (Bulgaria), Nicaragua and Riga (Latvia).