It is still possible to get by on a shoestring budget in some places in the world. The cheapest places in the world to travel depend on the the traveler and their desire to make their budget last as long as possible. A gap year or backpacking holiday should be planned around what countries are the most fun for the least money. These are some of the cheapest countries in the world based on what it cost to get accommodation, eat and drink. In some of these budget backpacker countries it would be easy to get by on half as much if you really want to make your vacation coin to last as long as possible.