Bulgaria has emerged as the cheapest summer holiday destination, according to the results of a survey of 13 countries cited in the Daily Mail.
The survey evaluated the overall price of a range of items including buckets and spades, ice creams and pedalo hire and concluded that Bulgaria was the least expensive of the 13 destinations surveyed with the items costing 47.93 pounds sterling.
The study, by Post Office travel money, polled 743 parents with children under the age of 21 who had been on holiday in the past five years.
According to the Daily Mail, the same items in Brighton cost 65.49 pounds sterling, putting the English resort in seventh place and the same items cost as much as 96.28 pounds sterling in the Vendee region of France – the most expensive destination.
Portugal, at 34.31 pounds sterling was, however, the cheapest destination for dining out, based on a three-course meal for two adults and two children in a tourist-class restaurant, including a bottle of house wine and soft drinks. Brighton was seventh in this list, at 54.10 pounds sterling and Italy the most expensive at 98.04 pounds sterling.