There are plenty of pretty cheap places to see around the world this year, but none of them are as affordable as these Asian destinations!  ?

We've compiled a list of the most cost-effective cities to visit in Asia, according to the Backpacker Index for 2016 provided by Priceoftravel.com. We also found out when the best times to visit these destinations are (perfect weather?).

By the way: we converted all US dollars prices (January, 2016) to Canadian dollars with the daily exchange rate (1,3362). Also, the average daily budget includes: one night in an hostel, 2 public transportation rides, 1 attraction, 3 cheap meals and 3 cheap drinks.


Pokhara // Nepal

Best time to go: Oct–Mar

Average daily budget: $21

Check out the top experiences here.


Photo cred - Michael Fludkov

Hanoi // Vietnam

Best time to go: Oct–Dec

Average daily budget: $22

Check out the top experiences here.


Ho Chi Minh City // Vietnam

Best time to go: Feb

Average daily budget: $24

Check out the top experiences here.


Chiang Mai // Thailand

Best time to go: Nov- Feb (cool season), Mar-Jun (hot season)

Average daily budget: $24

Check out the top experiences here.


Goa // India

Best time to go: Nov-Mar

Average daily budget: $24

Check out the top experiences here.


Kathmandu // Nepal

Best time to go: Sep-Nov

Average daily budget: $26

Check out the top experiences here.


Photo cred - Leo

Vientiane // Laos

Best time to go: Nov–Feb

Average daily budget: $26

Check out the top experiences here.


Luang Prabang // Laos

Best time to go: Nov–Feb

Average daily budget: $30

Check out the top experiences here.


Colombo // Sri Lanka

Best time to go: Jan–Mar

Average daily budget: $30

Check out the top experiences here.


Delhi (and New Delhi) // India

Best time to go: Oct–Mar

Average daily budget: $31

Check out the top experiences here.


Phnom Penh // Cambodia

Best time to go: Oct-Apr

Average daily budget: $31

Check out the top experiences here.


Photo cred - it is elisa

Yangon // Burma (Myanmar)

Best time to go: Nov-Feb

Average daily budget: $32

Check out the top experiences here.


Manila // Philippines

Best time to go: Dec– Feb

Average daily budget: $33

Check out the top experiences here.


Hoi An // Vietnam

Best time to go: Feb-May

Average daily budget: $33

Check out the top experiences here.


Mumbai // India

Best time to go: Dec-Jan

Average daily budget: $33

Check out the top experiences here.


Bangkok // Thailand

Best time to go: Nov-Feb

Average daily budget: $33

Check out the top experiences here.


Photo cred - Nick Botter

Jakarta // Indonesia

Best time to go: Jul-Oct

Average daily budget: $33

Check out the top experiences here.


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