Where to Find the Cheapest Sunshine in Europe Revealed

POSTED BY Mavy | July 11, 2018
Label: Fun Facts

For many, going on holiday is all about finding the most sunshine as possible, for the lowest price.

It can feel like a balancing act at times, trying to get as good of a deal as possible, but without compromising on that all-important sun.

Thankfully, a new ranking from travel insurance comparison site Compare the Market has revealed exactly where you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

Their new European Sunshine Index has broken down the average cost of an hour of sunshine in 25 of Europe’s most popular destinations, taking into account how much a family of four would spend on flights and three-star accommodation for a one week holiday.

So, what does it tell us? Well, with 13 and 11.5 hours of sun during the summer months, it’s Crete and Istanbul that come out as the best value, with a cost of £11 per hour of sun June and £14 in August for Istanbul and £12 for Crete.

And for the absolute best value for sunshine, it looks like you want to head to Crete in May, where you’re paying just £7 for every hour of sunshine that you get.

When we look at the winter months, it’s neighbouring Rhodes that provides the best value for September, November, December and January.

At the other end of the scale, you don’t want to head to Dublin, which is right at the wrong end of the scale for both sunshine and price, coming out as the worst value for sunshine for every month from March to October.

And perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s St. Petersburg and Kraków, two other cities which are hardly known for being the warmest which come out as the most expensive for November through to February.

In fact, St. Petersburg in December offers the overall worst sun/cost value, at £282 for an hour’s sun.

To check out their full rankings click here.

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