Self-catering ‘cheapest in Majorca’
Tags: Algarve, Corfu, Costa Blanca, Cyprus, Gozo, Majorca, Minorca, Portugal, Post Office Travel Money, self-catering, Tuscany
Majorca has topped a list of the best value-for-money destinations for self-caterers.
The price-comparison table, published by Post Office Travel Money, found that a basket of 20 supermarket-bought household items for a one-week family holiday cost only £56.67 on the Spanish island, which can be easily reached from major UK airports such as Stansted.
This compares with £104.29 for the same basket in Cyprus.
The Portuguese Algarve was found to be only slightly more expensive than Majorca at £57.78. Spain’s Costa Blanca was the third cheapest destination of the 12 holiday regions surveyed, with the basket costing £65.31, followed by Minorca at £66.71.
The second most expensive destination after Cyprus was Corfu at £100.31, while the items cost £89.08 in Brighton.
The table also compared prices of individual food items and revealed that a self-catering family of four on the island of Gozo in the Mediterranean only had to pay £3.55 to buy bread for a week, while holidaymakers in Tuscany had to pay nearly four times that amount at £13.25.
Self-caterers in Portugal paid less than half for cheese than those in Cyprus, and those holidaying in Corfu had to pay three times more for butter than those in Majorca.
Some of the most expensive beer was found in Brighton, while holidaymakers in Italy paid twice as much for pizza as those in Portugal, and milk was found to be four times more expensive in Cyprus than in Majorca.
Copyright Press Association 2012