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Spain has been crowned the cheapest holiday destination by British tourists

Spain tops the list of cheapest overseas locations for British tourists

Spanish resorts fared best, although some cost twice as much as the cheapest alternatives (Picture: Getty)

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%.

Turunc is a popular tourist destination in Turkey.

Turkey’s Marmaris region proved to be the cheapest for British tourists (Image: Getty)

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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