Thinking of a holiday home? Look at this first

Admit it: we all dream about a home away from home. Some place to jet off to without the worry of hotels and missing your breakfast in the morning.

If you’re thinking of buying a holiday home, we’ve done some of the hard work for you.

Our interactive infographic gathers the top 25 holiday home locations based on eight different factors. These include:

  • Average property price (two bedroom)
  • Average temperature in °C
  • Days of rainfall
  • English proficiency
  • Amenities and entertainment
  • Average flight cost
  • Average daily budget
  • Beaches.

Below, we summarise some of our findings. But why not have a play around and see for yourself?

If you’re looking for something affordable…

The city of Veliko Tarnovo, in north central Bulgaria, ranks first for most affordable holiday home location. The average two-bedroom property here costs £175,008. The city is famously known for its historical importance and unique architecture.

If you’re willing to fork out over 10 times this amount, you could try sunny California, LA, where the average two-bedroom home is £1,857,475.

If you’re looking for high temperatures…

Are you a fan of the blistering heat? If so, try the Turkish city of Antayla. The average summer temperature is 32°C.

Those looking for somewhere a little cooler could try the city of Auckland, New Zealand, which has an average summer temperature of 14°C.

If you’re looking to avoid rainfall…

The place with the fewest days of rainfall is Lanzarote, Spain. This island sees just 23 days of rainfall on average each year.

By comparison, Rhineland, Germany, has an average of 241 days of rainfall. That’s more than two-thirds of the year.

If you’re looking to reduce your daily spending…

Antayla, Turkey, features highly once more for average daily budget. It costs around £20 a day to live here.

If you have a bit more money to burn, Florida, USA, will set you back £163 a day. That’s 715% more than Antayla.

If you’re looking for cheap flights…

The cheapest flights from London airports go to Montpellier, France. The average flight to the city is just £35.

If you’re prepared to pay over 100 times more, you could visit Auckland, New Zealand. You’ll probably benefit from a longer stay, though, as the average flight will set you back £3,645.

For a full list of destinations, look at the interactive infographic.

Or try the static infographic if you prefer.