Gap years: the best value places to travel

Argentina, Brazil and Sweden offer the best increase in value, apparently. What are you waiting for?

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Argentina, Brazil and Sweden offer the best value

New research has revealed the best value destinations for students to visit as part of their gap year travels in 2018.        

The study by currency expert FairFX found that Argentina, Brazil and Sweden offer the best value, with the British Pound going up by 74% against the Argentine Peso compared to this time last year, for example. Closer to home the Pound is also performing well in Norway.

As young people collect their exam results and plan long-anticipated trips around the world, travel currency expert FairFX says considering exchange rates as well as living costs while they’re away could pay off considerably.

Top of the list of best value destinations for gap year students is Argentina, where the pound has improved a massive 74% since last year.

This means students will get an additional £212 worth of local currency for every £500 they exchange. The capital city, Buenos Aires, offers a wealth of incredible sights – such as the historic Palacio Barolo or the Museum of Latin American Art.

Top of the list of best value destinations for gap year students is Argentina, where the Pound has improved a massive 74% since last year.

Brazil is in second place, where the Pound has improved 21% since August last year, giving travellers an extra £87 worth of Brazilian Real for every £500 changed over.

With plenty to see, from the Amazon River and Rainforest to the cities of Sao Paolo and Rio, those visiting Brazil will have plenty to see and do while discovering new cultures.

Here’s a breakdown of the best value destinations if you’re planning a trip before the end of the summer in terms of how much stronger the Pound is now compared to last year. You’ll find the place, the currency, the difference in how much currency you would have got last year compared to now, and the equivalent of this difference in GBP.

Argentina (Peso) – 74%, £212

Brazil (Real) – 21%, £87

Sweden (Krona) –12%, £55

Zambia (Kwacha) – 12%, £53

Russia (Ruble) – 11%, £51

Hungary (Forint) – 9%, £43

New Zealand (NZ Dollar) – 9%, £41

South Africa (Rand) – 9%, £40

India (Rupee) – 8%, £36

Indonesia (Rupiah) – 8%, £35

Australia (Australian Dollar) – 7%, £32

Mexico (Peso) – 6%, £30

Norway (Krone) – 5%, £23

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