If you are on a budget, but still want to buy a decent guitar, you should look into purchasing a used guitar. For next to no money you can buy a quality guitar that will be able to suit all of your needs.
Used, cheap electric guitars are also a top seller. Brands like Ibanez, Squier or Epiphone can be found for very little money. Used Gibson guitars or a second hand Fender Stratocaster will cost you probably more, but will still save you a lot of money. In return you will get a top quality guitar which will last you a very, very long time!
You will be able to find used guitars online, at a flea market or garage sale. The best way to go about doing this is find a large flea market in your area, and frequent it as often as possible. You will eventually come across what you are looking for.
A used guitar can be a great buy for anybody that is just learning, or anybody who simply wants a new guitar.
In most cases you can buy a second hand guitar for half the price it would cost you when buying it brand new.
If you know where to look, and stay persistent you should not have any problems at all finding a guitar that suits your needs. Remember, stay patient until you find the guitar that suits your needs and fits your budget.