Updated for 2019, the Africa and Middle East Backpacker Index once again shows that travel is quite inexpensive to many popular cities, but a few in this area are among the most expensive in the world. This region gets far less tourism than most of the rest of the world and that translates to a lack of budget hotels and hostels in many places, which helps keep prices a bit higher.
The other side of the story is that the lack of package and wholesale tourism means that those who do visit are generally getting far more intimate experiences. We wish we had more cities listed and we are open to suggestions and help to build this list up as time goes on. Click to read more