💸LUDA, WHERE CAN I DESTROY MY BUDGET? 💸
Is there money burning a huge hole in your pocket? Do you ignore price tags on everything you see? Do you swipe your credit card like it’s your last day on Earth?
If so, you may want to take notes on this post 😉
After my last post (the 5 cheapest countries I’ve been to), some of you wanted to know the opposite -- where did I spend the most money in my travels?
So without any further ado, grab your $100 bills and use them as tissues as I present to you the 5 MOST EXPENSIVE countries that I’ve been to (so far!):
🇨🇭 Switzerland: There’s nothing like the feeling of screaming internally as you shell out $35 of your hard-earned money for some meh fondue (which, let’s face it, was just glorified pieces of bread and melted cheese in a pot *cry* 😭)
🇮🇸 Iceland: Iceland is notoriously known as one of the most expensive countries in the world to travel to, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when the price of a week's worth of groceries at home was equal to the price of groceries for ONE DAY in Iceland. What else? $120/night in a basic hotel, $15 for a meal at McDonalds, and $12 for a bottle of beer.
🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: A small country with a big price tag. Where else can you buy a simple magnet for $8? Oh that’s right: Liechtenstein 😬
🇲🇻 Maldives: I'll be honest and say that the Maldives is on this list only because I splurged on an overwater bungalow (#YOLO, right? 😅). Prices start at around $300 for the most basic option but can go over $1,000 a night (or more!) in the high season
🇯🇵 Japan: Another country that could be done on a budget. However, Japan was one of the first countries that I visited back in 2016 when I wasn't such an expert budget traveler (*cough*). One of the biggest dents in my budget was the cost of transportation when I paid somewhere around $250 for a 7-day JR Rail pass
What was your most expensive country? Let me know in the comments!
📍Location: Spending half of my rent on chocolate and fondue somewhere in Switzerland