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Discover where to find the cheapest accommodation globally each month of 2017

If your 2017 bucket-list is longer than you can afford, consider Booking.com’s month-by-month list of the best value destinations for accommodation around the world.

Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image by Natalia Kochina / EyeEm

The online booking site created a pricing calendar for 2017, which outlines the best value destinations for each month of the year. The list is based on the average per night price of four star accommodation in the most popular cities around the world. To choose the best value destination for each month, they also assessed pricing fluctuations in the previous year to find out the best time to go. 

However, it might not always be the absolute cheapest week to stay in the selected destination, as sometimes the best price also corresponded with the worst weather. The chosen cities have both good prices and good weather compared to other weeks. 

January: Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne skyline looking towards Flinders Street Station. Australia.
Melbourne skyline looking towards Flinders Street Station. Australia. Image by ©Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock

The third week of January was 153 AUD per night (roughly $112 USD), 33% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

February: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio del Congreso in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Palacio del Congreso in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image by ©Tim Snell/500px

The last week of February was $69 USD per night, 22% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

March: Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand. Image by ©paul sarawak/500px

The second week of March was 2623 THB per night (roughly $74 USD), 22% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

April: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Waikiki beach is beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, best known for white sand and surfing.
Waikiki beach is beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, best known for white sand and surfing. Image by ©Jeff Whyte/Shutterstock

The second week of April was $229 USD per night, 39% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

May: San Diego, California, USA

Balboa Park is 490 ha urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States.
Balboa Park is 490 ha urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. Image by Danita Delimont/Getty Images

The first week of May was $205 USD per night, 37% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

June: New York City, New York, USA

Roosevelt Island Tram in New York.
Roosevelt Island Tram in New York. Image by ©Sivan Askayo/Lonely Planet

The last week of June was $232 USD per night, 35% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

July: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mopeds in busy street of Ho-Chi-Minh-City.
Mopeds in busy street of Ho-Chi-Minh-City. Image by ©lichtbildfotograf/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The last week of July was $87 USD per night, 15% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

August: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam by night.
Amsterdam by night. Image by ©Afriandi/Getty Images/Moment RF

The last week of August was  €150 EUR per night (roughly $157 USD), 27% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

September: Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo's Akihabara district at night.
Tokyo’s Akihabara district at night. Image by ©Agustin Rafael C. Reyes/Getty Images

The first week of September was 18511 JPY per night (roughly $159 USD), 34% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

October: Beijing, China

Tiananmen, Beijing.
Tiananmen, Beijing. Image by ©hxdyl/Getty Images

The first week of October was 494 RMB per night (roughly $71 USD), 17% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

November: Paris, France

Sunny terrace of restaurant in Paris with panoramic view on Eiffel tower, France.
Sunny terrace of restaurant in Paris with panoramic view on Eiffel tower, France. Image by ©anyaberkut/Getty Images

The last week of November was €162 EUR per night (roughly $170 USD), 30% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

December: Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.
Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. Image by ©Simon Bradfield/Getty Images

The fourth week of December was 179 AUD per night (roughly $131 USD), 40% cheaper than the most expensive week of the year.

For more ideas on the best places to go, check out Lonely Planet’s ideas for Where to Go When.