The most expensive holiday destinations

These places cost the most once you get there.

Barbados and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been revealed as the two most expensive places in the world for Brits to visit.

Tourists to Barbados can expect to pay out an average of £109 a day in living costs excluding hotel and flights, according to research from Santander.

In the UAE you can expect to pay £101 a day.

The research looked at the cost of holiday expenses including food, drinks, musuem entry and car hire across the destinations.

Compare travel insurance policies

Holiday destinations that cost the most

Here are the 10 costliest places, according to Santander.


Daily spend



United Arab Emirates




Czech Republic












Hong Kong


India and Poland are the cheapest destinations in terms of daily costs for UK travellers, costing an average of £30 per day.

If you are one of the millions heading on holiday it's a good idea to take some time to make sure you’ve budgeted correctly for your day-to-day spending.

Cash is the holiday king

When it comes to paying for our holidays most of us favour cash or current accounts, according to Santander’s research. It found that 60% of us pay cash from current accounts, while 30% dip into our savings.

In order to save up for our holidays many of us will have made cutbacks to our day-to-day finances with 36% reducing our social activities in order to save and 19% spending less on personal grooming.

Compare credit cards that don't charge for overseas use

More on travel:

The biggest holiday money mistakes

How to get the best deal on your holiday money

Strong sterling boosts holiday budgets

Holiday accidents costing victims more than £250 each

What does an EHIC really cover?


Be the first to comment

Do you want to comment on this article? You need to be signed in for this feature

Copyright © All rights reserved.