Finance RANKED: The 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe

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If you're looking for a cheap beach holiday this summer, you should head to Bulgaria and Turkey.

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If you're looking for a cheap beach holiday this summer, you should head to Bulgaria and Turkey, according to the 12th annual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.

The ranking looked at the price of nine typical holiday items – a cup of coffee, a bottle of local beer, a Coca-Cola, a glass of wine, a bottle of water, suncream, insect repellent, a two-course lunch for two, and a three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine – in order to produce a total cost for a holiday in each European beach destination.

While the ranking doesn't include the cost of flights or accommodation, it gives an idea of the total cost of purchases UK tourists are likely to make in each popular beach spot.

Scroll down to see the 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe, ranked in ascending order by the total cost of typical holiday expenses.

18. Sorrento, Italy — £122.65 ($174.90).

18. Sorrento, Italy — £122.65 ($174.90). play

18. Sorrento, Italy — £122.65 ($174.90).

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Cup of coffee: £1.78

Bottle of local beer: £2.68

Coca-Cola: £2.23

Glass of wine: £2.68

Bottle of water: £0.89

Suncream: £8.92

Insect repellent: £7.14

Two-course lunch for two: £32.11

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £64.22



17. Ibiza, Spain — £117.91 ($168.14).

17. Ibiza, Spain — £117.91 ($168.14). play

17. Ibiza, Spain — £117.91 ($168.14).

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Cup of coffee: £1.34

Bottle of local beer: £3.12

Coca-Cola: £2.23

Glass of wine: £3.57

Bottle of water: £0.80

Suncream: £17.75

Insect repellent: £8.83

Two-course lunch for two: £16.05

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £64.22



16. Limassol, Cyprus — £116.71 ($166.43).

16. Limassol, Cyprus — £116.71 ($166.43). play

16. Limassol, Cyprus — £116.71 ($166.43).

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Cup of coffee: £2.68

Bottle of local beer: £2.68

Coca-Cola: £1.78

Glass of wine: £3.12

Bottle of water: £0.76

Suncream: £12.04

Insect repellent: £6.33

Two-course lunch for two: £23.10

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £64.22



15. Nice, France — £113.91 ($162.44).

15. Nice, France — £113.91 ($162.44). play

15. Nice, France — £113.91 ($162.44).

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Cup of coffee: £1.43

Bottle of local beer: £3.12

Coca-Cola: £3.12

Glass of wine: £2.68

Bottle of water: £0.27

Suncream: £9.99

Insect repellent: £6.24

Two-course lunch for two: £26.76

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £60.30



14. Majorca, Spain — £108.43 ($154.62).

14. Majorca, Spain — £108.43 ($154.62). play

14. Majorca, Spain — £108.43 ($154.62).

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Cup of coffee: £1.34

Bottle of local beer: £2.23

Coca-Cola: £2.23

Glass of wine: £3.57

Bottle of water: £0.49

Suncream: £13.38

Insect repellent: £4.46

Two-course lunch for two: £26.76

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £53.97



13. Porec, Croatia — £106.29 ($151.57).

13. Porec, Croatia — £106.29 ($151.57). play

13. Porec, Croatia — £106.29 ($151.57).

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Cup of coffee: £1.36

Bottle of local beer: £2.23

Coca-Cola: £2.48

Glass of wine: £3.47

Bottle of water: £0.74

Suncream: £7.43

Insect repellent: £4.96

Two-course lunch for two: £22.30

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £61.32



12. Lisbon Coast, Portugal — £101.23 ($144.35).

12. Lisbon Coast, Portugal — £101.23 ($144.35). play

12. Lisbon Coast, Portugal — £101.23 ($144.35).

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Cup of coffee: £0.62

Bottle of local beer: £1.78

Coca-Cola: £1.78

Glass of wine: £3.57

Bottle of water: £1.78

Suncream: £6.24

Insect repellent: £7.14

Two-course lunch for two: £26.76

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £51.56



11. Halkidiki, Greece — £100.34 ($143.09).

11. Halkidiki, Greece — £100.34 ($143.09). play

11. Halkidiki, Greece — £100.34 ($143.09).

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Cup of coffee: £3.12

Bottle of local beer: £4.46

Coca-Cola: £2.68

Glass of wine: £4.46

Bottle of water: £0.89

Suncream: £13.38

Insect repellent: £5.35

Two-course lunch for two: £26.76

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £39.24



10. Sliema, Malta — £98.60 ($140.60).

10. Sliema, Malta — £98.60 ($140.60). play

10. Sliema, Malta — £98.60 ($140.60).

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Cup of coffee: £1.34

Bottle of local beer: £2.23

Coca-Cola: £1.78

Glass of wine: £3.21

Bottle of water: £1.25

Suncream: £11.24

Insect repellent: £2.89

Two-course lunch for two: £26.76

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £47.90



9. Zadar, Croatia — £98.13 ($139.93).

9. Zadar, Croatia — £98.13 ($139.93). play

9. Zadar, Croatia — £98.13 ($139.93).

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Cup of coffee: £1.49

Bottle of local beer: £2.11

Coca-Cola: £2.11

Glass of wine: £3.10

Bottle of water: £0.74

Suncream: £9.29

Insect repellent: £4.96

Two-course lunch for two: £17.34

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £56.99



8. Corfu, Greece — £91.23 ($130.09).

8. Corfu, Greece — £91.23 ($130.09). play

8. Corfu, Greece — £91.23 ($130.09).

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Cup of coffee: £2.23

Bottle of local beer: £2.94

Coca-Cola: £1.78

Glass of wine: £3.12

Bottle of water: £0.89

Suncream: £7.14

Insect repellent: £6.24

Two-course lunch for two: £21.41

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £45.48



7. Paphos, Cyprus — £88.49 ($126.19).

7. Paphos, Cyprus — £88.49 ($126.19). play

7. Paphos, Cyprus — £88.49 ($126.19).

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Cup of coffee: £2.68

Bottle of local beer: £2.05

Coca-Cola: £2.23

Glass of wine: £3.39

Bottle of water: £0.24

Suncream: £7.84

Insect repellent: £5.49

Two-course lunch for two: £20.51

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £44.06



6. Costa Blanca, Spain — £83.58 ($119.19).

6. Costa Blanca, Spain — £83.58 ($119.19). play

6. Costa Blanca, Spain — £83.58 ($119.19).

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Cup of coffee: £1.34

Bottle of local beer: £1.78

Coca-Cola: £1.34

Glass of wine: £3.12

Bottle of water: £0.49

Suncream: £13.38

Insect repellent: £4.46

Two-course lunch for two: £21.41

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £36.26



5. Crete, Greece — £81.35 ($116.01).

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Malia, Crete, Greece.

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Cup of coffee: £2.23

Bottle of local beer: £2.23

Coca-Cola: £2.23

Glass of wine: £2.68

Bottle of water: £0.45

Suncream: £6.24

Insect repellent: £1.96

Two-course lunch for two: £21.41

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £41.92



4. Costa del Sol, Spain — £71.55 ($102.03).

4. Costa del Sol, Spain — £71.55 ($102.03). play

4. Costa del Sol, Spain — £71.55 ($102.03).

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Cup of coffee: £1.25

Bottle of local beer: £2.23

Coca-Cola: £1.69

Glass of wine: £2.23

Bottle of water: £0.35

Suncream: £4.41

Insect repellent: £2.76

Two-course lunch for two: £16.05

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £40.58



3. Algarve, Portugal — £68.24 ($97.31).

3. Algarve, Portugal — £68.24 ($97.31). play

3. Algarve, Portugal — £68.24 ($97.31).

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Cup of coffee: £0.62

Bottle of local beer: £0.98

Coca-Cola: £1.16

Glass of wine: £1.11

Bottle of water: £0.18

Suncream: £4.45

Insect repellent: £5.16

Two-course lunch for two: £15.88

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £38.70



2. Marmaris, Turkey — £56.88 ($81.11).

2. Marmaris, Turkey — £56.88 ($81.11). play

2. Marmaris, Turkey — £56.88 ($81.11).

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Cup of coffee: £1.40

Bottle of local beer: £2.21

Coca-Cola: £1.30

Glass of wine: £2.23

Bottle of water: £0.24

Suncream: £6.68

Insect repellent: £1.86

Two-course lunch for two: £9.31

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £31.65



1. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria — £43.44 ($61.95).

1. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria — £43.44 ($61.95). play

1. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria — £43.44 ($61.95).

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Cup of coffee: £0.71

Bottle of local beer: £0.71

Coca-Cola: £0.95

Glass of wine: £1.19

Bottle of water: £0.38

Suncream: £2.38

Insect repellent: £2.38

Two-course lunch for two: £8.56

Three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine: £26.18