France the priciest holiday destination around

zidanebam Looking to get value for money on a foreign holiday this summer? Don’t go to France then.

That’s the message that has been screamed in a new survey from cheap flight-finder Skyscanner, which compared the prices in 30 countries across the world on assorted items such as buying a coffee, a beer, a meal, accommodation in a Marriott hotel and hiring a car from Avis.

Le French came out as the dearest, with Switzerland and Denmark not far behind them. In fact, if you’re planning a jaunt to Switzerland, it might only be worthwhile if it’s a one-way trip and your destination is the Dignitas clinic.

A separate set of survey results was also produced, factoring in the cost of flights, which are normally more expensive the further you travel. We’ve nicked a graphic of the results from The Guardian and here it is...

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  • Codify
    What a splendid post.
  • Ted S.
    What ranking was the People's Republic of Skegness?
  • I f.
    Good to see you referencing your material. Suprised to see Brazil so high, thought it was supposed to be well poor.
  • Nobby
    What is the point of the most expensive? Why not list the cheapest. And the UK isn't on there, it would have been good to include it to show (i) how much you are likely to spend if going on holiday in the UK and (ii) as a benchmark to see if prices will be more or less than in the UK.
  • Me
    Here here Nobby
  • Derp
    Kind of missed the point of the article. It's a list of the 30 countries surveyed and shows both the most expensive and cheapest FOREIGN destinations
  • Wonky H.
    Yeah, take that. Read the article Nobby you hater.
  • Nobby
    It does not mention the word foreign once. The UK is also a holiday destination.
  • El N.
    [...] Germany, the website said. There are more bargains on accommodation to be found online than …France the priciest holiday destination aroundBitterwalletThe most expensive holiday [...]
  • Paddy
    Since when was Dubai a country?

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