Riga has claimed the title as the world's cheapest city for U.K. travellers, according to a recent hotel study. The Hotels.com Price Index revealed that room rates in the Latvian capital averaged about $82 (£52) per night in the second quarter of 2010, compared with a whopping $245 (£155) per night in the world's most expensive city, Geneva.
Findings show that the top five cheapest cities are: Riga, Tallinn, Bangkok, Warsaw and Budapest.
Estonian capital Tallinn is tipped to become one of the best options for a budget city break in 2011, with the launch of new routes to the city from low-cost carriers Ryanair (from Luton and Edinburgh starting Jan. 10) and easyJet (from Liverpool starting April 26). The city also will celebrate its role as European Capital of Culture next year, as well as marking 20 years of independence from the Soviet Union.