Anyone booking flights to India will be pleased to hear the country came out top in a survey to find the places with the cheapest cost of living.

People who are jetting off on cheap flights to India this year will find that their holiday money will go a long way in the country.According to a new cost of living survey released by Thomas Cook, India is the cheapest long-haul destination to visit, with total daily expenses coming in at £17.10.

It is more than £7 cheaper than the number two location, Cuba, where total daily costs are estimated at £24.23.

India was also named as the best-value destination overall, with the travel operator pointing out that a beer in the country costs just 68 pence.

For anyone looking to travel closer to home, Egypt was named as one of the top places to visit in the short and medium-haul category.

The research suggests that the cost of living in the country has fallen by £3.56 in 2010, compared with the previous year, bringing the total daily cost to £30.45.

People who book flights to Egypt may be heading to the nation to take in its spectacular history by visiting the pyramids in Cairo or the temples at Luxor.

Alternatively, the Red Sea coast is a popular diving destination, offering both reefs and wrecks for divers to enjoy.

Written by Erin Marshall

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