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Brits looking for bargain breaks may want to consider Turkey holidays this summer, as the country has just been named the best value for UK holidaymakers.
A new study has compared the costs of the likes of eggs, milk, a cappuccino, beer, dinner for two, petrol and the exchange rate.
Not only was Turkey the best value destination, but with beer costing an average £1.66 and dinner for two around £14, it's well worth having on your radar.
(The cheapest beer was in Portugal at £1.57).
The study from Saxo Markets found that despite the nation’s inflation rate increasing 343% over the past year, Turkey still has some of the lowest costs for holiday essentials.
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In fact, the Turkish lira is currently worth over double against the pound compared to this time last year.
In fact, earlier this year Marmaris was named as the best value destination for UK holidaymakers this summer, in research from the Post Office.
The study compared the Sterling's rise/fall between May 2022 and May 2021, and found that Brits changing £500 can expect to receive over 50 per cent more in Turkish lira – the equivalent of almost £167 extra – for their pounds.
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Visiting the country also just easier for Brits as earlier this year, Turkey scrapped its remaining Covid travel rules for UK holidaymakers. Passengers arriving are no longer required to present proof of Covid vaccination or negative PCR test results.
The top 10 best value destinations were:
You can find out more about the research on home.saxo/en-gb.
Meanwhile, local restrictions have also been lifted including face masks, which are no longer required either indoors or outdoors, provided there can be social distancing in place.
Travel rules can change quickly due to the nature of the pandemic. Always check the Foreign Office's latest Turkey travel advice before booking a trip and travelling.
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