We calculated the average cost per hour of sunshine based upon 25 of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. To do this, we gathered the average price of flights for a family of four, the cheapest available price of a 3* hotel and the average daily hours of sun over the past 30 year period. This was obtained across each month of the year, looking at a comparable 7 day period; staying the 2nd week of each month; Sunday to Sunday.
We utilised Skyscanner to obtain the average price of flights for a family of four across the selected date range each month. Figures were obtained travelling from each European Capital City to the destination in question to allow us to calculate a fair average.
We used Booking.com to find the cheapest available 3* hotel for a family of four across the second week of each month in each destination, arriving on a Sunday and departing the following Sunday.
We only looked at private rooms, so beds in hostel dormitories were not included.
We researched the historical averages (past 30 years) for each of the 25 destinations to establish the number of hours of sunshine per day. This was obtained from here.
SOURCES & DATA
A full list of sources and methodology can be seen here.
How Much Does An Hour Of Sunshine Cost In 25 of Europe's Most Popular Destinations?
When it comes to choosing a holiday destination; there's a very good chance that there's one main thing you're seeking; SUN!
But just how much will you have to pay for an hour of sunshine in Europe's 25 most popular holiday destinations during each month of the year? We crunched the numbers; looking at the average price of flights and a week's accommodation for a family of four alongside the historical (30 years) daily average of sunshine in each location each month of the year.
Can you guess where offers you the best value sunshine?
Istanbul and Crete come out top during the Summer months and Rhodes in the Winter months. See how much your favourite European destination costs per hour of sunshine below.