According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report by World Economic Forum, Iran has been the most budget-friendly travel destination among the countries in the Middle East and the northern part of Africa including Egypt, Israel and UAE since 2015. Iran has ever since maintained this title due to the lower cost of transportation and fuel and higher purchasing power of common international currencies such as U.S dollars in comparison with other popular tourist destinations. The most recent report published by the WEF has declared Iran as the cheapest tourist destination in the world in 2019.
Iran Travel Safety according to WEF
Moreover, Iran is a safer travel destination than Russia, Egypt, India, Turkey, Brazil and Thailand, based on the report published in 2019 on safety. Iran is also the most improved country among the countries in the Middle East and north of Africa based on the development of ICT infrastructures.