Spain has been voted the cheapest overseas destination by UK holidaymakers, although it is far from the cheapest.
It scored 92% in a survey of more than 2,000 people commissioned by Post Office Travel Money, which published a separate study that found Spanish resorts were more than double the price of the cheapest alternatives.
Closely followed by mainland Spain are the Canary Islands with 91%, while Greece is third with 89%.
Turkey and Portugal, which has the lowest cost of living in Western Europe, ranked fourth with 88%.
The best-rated long-haul destination was Mexico, in eighth place, with 80%.
The Scandinavian countries came last with 42%, behind the notoriously expensive Dubai.
Bulgaria, which is often rated as an attractive low-cost destination, only managed 12th place.
Despite plenty of cheap accommodation and food options and a weak currency, Vietnam only scored a low 59%.
The survey was limited to the 26 most popular travel destinations, meaning cheaper off-the-beaten-path destinations may have been missed.
Post Office Travel Money also produced a separate ranking of 36 resort areas based on its own research into local prices.
Ranking was based on the cost of a three-course dinner for two with wine, bottle of beer, glass of wine, can of Coca-Cola, large bottle of still water, cup of coffee, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Marmaris in Turkey scored the highest at £26.13, closely followed by Sunny Beach in Bulgaria at £26.19.
Both destinations edged out the next cheapest, Portugal’s sunny Algarve region, where the same basket cost £44.39.
Meanwhile, Spain’s Costa del Sol was sixth at £59.56.
In last place was Grand Baie in Mauritius, where it cost £72.59 – almost three times what Turkey and Bulgaria cost.
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