Whether you're looking for lazy beach break or an off-the-beaten-track adventure, avoid potential financial strife with a trip to one of these great destinations for a holiday that won't break the bank.
A longtime favourite with the penny-pinching backpacker set, India remains as cheap as chips. The flights might cost a fair bit, but you'll more than make your money back when you're living on a virtual pittance.
Head north for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the hills in Darjeeling, flop and drop on Goa's famed sandy shores, where countless cut price, basic beach huts await.
Or get your Om on in the foothills of the lower Himalayas at the self-styled yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh. Here there's an abundance of yoga ashrams and meditation centres, many of which offer classes for free or for a small donation. And with accommodation priced at as little as $13 per night, enlightenment has never been more affordable.
Now a staple on the Southeast Asia travel scene, Cambodia is the definition of travel on a shoestring.
With beds for mere dollars and tasty local food for even less, in this country your money goes far - very far. Yes, infrastructure isn't the best, but when you're spending this little you can't complain.
Home to UNESCO world heritage site, Angkor Wat - the largest religious complex in the world - the entry ticket to this ancient marvel will be your greatest expense (around $28 for a full day, or just over $53 for three days).
Buzzing street life, great food and stunning scenery; despite its rise in popularity over the last few years, Vietnam is still beautiful and it's still super-cheap.
The entire country is easy on the wallet, with an average of $11 covering basic guesthouse accommodation, local food (you can grab delicious streetside pho for $2) transport and the odd beer.
But for the cheapest beach destination - not just in Vietnam, but in the entire world - head to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An and make a detour to nearby Cua Dai Beach.
Travel website TravelBird painstakingly calculated the cost of spending a day at the beach at 250 coastlines around the world, looking at the average cost of sunscreen, water, beer, ice cream, and lunch and the result is the 2016 Beach Price Index in which Cua Dai came out on top!
While often neglected by tourists in favour of neighbouring Thailand, Laos has long been a Mecca for budget travellers in-the-know.
But this lack of mass tourism means that savvy holiday-makers can save their pennies and take in spectacular temples, wildlife-filled forests and isolated beaches, without to having jostle for space with crowds.
In the sleepy capital city of Vientiane, the 2016 Backpacker Index - an annual ranking of the world's cities based on affordability - suggests that a daily of budget of less than $20 is more that adequate to cover hostel, three meals, three beers and several rides on public transport.
And further north in historic Luang Prabang, it's a similar story. While more popular with backpackers, this gorgeous French-colonial town offers one of the most authentic and unspoilt experiences in Indo-China, it's officially Southeast Asia's best preserved ancient city (UNESCO put it on its World Heritage List in 1995). Buddhist temples, waterfalls, caves and wildlife sanctuaries, and all for a daily budget of $22 - what more could you ask for?