FOREX Banks holiday index (only in swedish) compares average prices of a number of goods and services in 57 countries around the world. Examples of products and services which are compared are; the average price for a night’s hotel stay, a meal for two at a middle-class restaurant, a 5km taxi ride, a beer etc.
Newcomers to the index are; Cyprus, Malta, Monaco, Slovakia and Slovenia. Thailand still tops the list of sunny destinations that are good value. The Swedish favourite is being challenged this year by the Philippines as well as India and Malaysia.
For those looking for something new, there are cheap alternatives in South and Central America. For example, Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica offer cheap accommodation, cheap food and a number or activities and adventures.