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The Cheapest Countries to Visit in Africa

Last Updated: 1/17/2010 2:29:23 PM

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Taking a trip to a foreign country can be an expensive piece of business. ClickAfrique lists the cheapest countries on the African continent to visit.....


African countries like Egypt and Botswana offer the best value for money for tourists.
African countries like Egypt and Botswana offer the best value for money for tourists.

Thinking of taking a trip to Africa, ClickAfrique lists at the end of this article, the countries in order how they cheap they are for a holiday. The ranking is done based on the 2008 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum.

Two countries, Egypt and Botswana, make into the top ten cheapest places for tourists in the world, with Egypt come in second.

The criteria used to create the index include

Ticket taxes and airport charges : This affects the price of the airline tickets. The cost of the tickets is mainly determined by airline, port of departure and the cost of fuel. However the ticket taxes and airport charges at the port of destination also play a major role, and the cost of those charges, the lower cost of the tickets.

Purchasing power parity : The purchasing power parity is the amount of a of basic goods which can be bought in the given country with the money it produces. In other words, it looks at if a one was to buy a loaf of bread in one country, how much it would cost to buy that same loaf of bread in another. The US is usually used as the base country to other countries.

Extent and effect of taxation : The amount of local taxes placed on good and services also tend to affect the cost of your visits. However in some countries, you can claim the some taxes, such as the value added tax (VAT) at the point of departure.

Fuel price levels : This affects your movement while in the country. The higher the fuel prices, the higher the cost of ground transportation such as taxis and buses, and local flights.

Hotel price : The higher the cost of a hotel, the higher the cost of your overall stay in the country.



African Ranking World Ranking Country
12Egypt
26Botswana
313Tunisia
416Ethiopia
518Gambia
619Mauritius
727Algeria
829South Africa
939Zimbabwe
1040Mauritania
1144Mozambique
1252Madagascar
1354Namibia
1456Tanzania
1557Libya
1659Uganda
1764Morocco
1871Nigeria
1974Burundi
2075Kenya
2181Benin
2296Zambia
2397Mali
24101Burkina Faso
25110Cameroon
26116Senegal
27126Chad



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