Often, the most affordable countries to travel to are economically challenged ones. Because Bulgaria is the poorest country in the European Union, living costs are about 50% lower than in the United States. This is great news for travelers looking to score a cheap European vacation especially when plane tickets can be found for only $309 RT from New York City!

And a poor economy doesn’t mean Bulgaria doesn’t have plenty to offer! Just check out this list of some amazing top attractions.