THE cheapest capital cities to head to in Europe have been named – based on what visitors spend when they get there.
While cheap flights are available at the drop of a hat these days, it’s the extras that stack up.
Skopje has been named as the cheapest capital city in Europe[/caption]
Wanderu has put together a list of the cheapest – and most expensive – spots in Europe, based on the cost of hotels, transport, food, coffee, museum admission and beer.
Eastern Europe wins as the cheapest area on the map, with Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, coming out as the winning country.
The Macedonian capital is known for its statues and marble-clad museums and came out as the cheapest place in Europe for hotels, transports and museum costs.
The second cheapest country came in as Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and in third place it’s Podgorica in Montenegro.
The research indicated a general trend towards northern and central European being the next cheapest area to head to for a weekend away.
Ankara in Turkey comes in eleventh place, Bratislava in Slovakia in twelfth and Zagreb in Croatia in thirteenth.
Not surprisingly, the bottom ten on the list are made up of notoriously pricey cities.
The most expensive capital city in Europe was named as Monaco, which just pipped the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik to the post.
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Dublin came in as the third most expensive city, Amsterdam as the fourth, and London was named the fifth most pricey place in Europe.
Travel Supermarket previously revealed the cheapest place for a mini break in Europe, including flights.
The winner was Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania – which came in sixteenth place on Wanderu’s rankings.
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The Lithuanian capital is cool right now, as well as being beautiful and historic with a city centre that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Head to the neighbourhood of Užupis, which declared itself an independent republic in 1997 and is full of graffiti and trendy places to eat.
Vilnius is full of history, and it’s worth checking out the Museum of Genocide Victims and the Holocaust Museum when you are there to see how the country was affected during the Second World War. Find out more about a weekend in Vilnius here.
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