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The cheapest holiday destination for Brits this year – where beer is just £1.66

IF you're still looking for a summer holiday and are keen to find a destination that won't break the bank, it's worth checking out Turkey.

New research has ranked the Mediterranean country as No.1 cheapest among top holiday destinations

the average cost of a pint of beer from a local bar in Turkey is estimated to be around £1.66Credit: Getty

According to a study by Saxo, the Turkish lira now worth more than double against the pound compared to this time last year.

For instance, the average price of 12 large eggs across the nation has been recorded as £1.08, with a pint of beer from a local bar estimated to be around £1.66.

Meanwhile, petrol in Turkey is averaging 94p per litre - half the price here in the UK.

Other cheap destinations on the list have been found to be Portugal, Spain and Germany, while the USA and Australia have been found to be the most expensive for spending.

Turkey has long been one of the most affordable holiday destinations for families, with the Post Office's latest Holiday Money Index also ranking it as the best value location.

And a study last year named Turkey as the top-selling 2022 destination, according to EasyJet Holidays.

To make a Turkish holiday seem even more appealing, the country scrapped their remaining Covid travel rules last month.

The popular holiday destination - home to Brit-favourite resorts Bodrum and Marmaris - no longer enforces any Covid restrictions to enter the country.

Other cheap destinations on the list have been found to be Portugal, Spain and Germany

This means Brits no longer have to show a negative Covid test of proof of vaccination.

The website now states: "As of 1 June, all COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey have been lifted, and passengers arriving in Turkey are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results."

However, they warn travellers to check the Covid rules before travelling as they can "change at short notice".

Turkey has since changed it's name, so Brits will have to be aware of the new spelling and pronunciation.

Going forward, Turkey will be referred to as Türkiye to more accurately represent the "country's culture, civilization, and values" according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish government have been campaigning for this rebrand since December, 2021 - after launching the 'Hello Turkiye' campaign to announce the decision.

Following annunciation guidelines, the pronunciation of the country's name is "Tur-key-yay" - as it is spelled and pronounced in Turkish.

Jet2 is launching brand new routes from the UK to Turkey next year.

With at least two flights per week beginning on April 3 from the three airports, Bodrum now has more capacity than ever.

We've also rounded up the best all-inclusive hotels in Turkey which have their own private water park.

If you fancy something a bit more luxurious, there are some beautiful Turkish villas that are great value for money and look like something straight out of Love Island.

Turkey has long been one of the most affordable holiday destinations for familiesCredit: Alamy