For those of you who have always dreamed of backpacking through Europe but never got a chance, now is the time. Contrary to popular belief, there are some European destinations that are more than affordable, especially for backpackers who are constantly on a budget. So here is a top 3 least expensive cities to visit in Europe.

  1. Kiev

The thing with Kiev is that it’s always been a rather cheap city. But given the fact that Ukraine is now considered to have an increased risk factor due to the developing conflicts in the area, everything is cheaper! These are great news for travellers, especially since Kiev is an amazing destination with countless tourist attractions. You can visit Caves Monastery, St Sophia Cathedral, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum or St Andrew’s Church. It’s estimated that a trip to Kiev will only cost you about $24 a day, including accommodation, transportation, meals and other fees for attractions.

  1. Bucharest

Although it’s not in the top cleanest or most quiet cities to visit, Bucharest is surely pretty cheap. Even if it’s crowded, loud and at times packed with gypsies (we advise you be extra careful when it comes to your pockets, wallet, watch, phone and valuables in general) the Romanian capital city definitely has its charm. Bucharest’s Old Town has always been a favorite tourist attraction. It’s the main reason why it used to be called the “Little Paris” in the 18th century. There are some pretty incredible places you could visit while in Bucharest, especially the Parliament building, which is enormous. The cost of a day in Bucharest is somewhere around 26 US dollars, including accommodation, meals, drinks and transportation.


  1. Sofia

Yet another east European capital, Sofia is the third cheapest city you could visit in Europe. Unlike Kiev and Bucharest, Sofia is both safe and welcoming. It is actually one of the most accepting east European cities when it comes to foreigners. Add that to the fact that most things are cheap here, and you’ve got yourself a perfect holiday destination. Without exaggeration, anything from transportation to food and drinks, entertainment, hostels and museum fees are not more than a couple of dollars. In fact, it has been estimated that the cost of a day in Sofia is somewhere around $ 27. Apart from that, you can also visit iconic places such as Vitosha Mountain, St Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, St Sofia church, Ivan Vazov National Theatre or The Rotunda of St George.


So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and hop on a plane, these amazing European cities will definitely not visit themselves! There’s no need to save up for your trip around Europe, and there’s hardly any need to meticulously plan it. Just grab a friend and a camera and off you go!