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13 Best Countries around the World Where Your US Dollar Will Go Far

CXI August 11th, 2015

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1. Indonesia

Eat, Pray, Love is just the tip of the iceberg: There is so much more to this beautiful country, including the fact that it is majorly budget-friendly. In Indonesia every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 13,000 rupias (IDR).


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2. Vietnam

In a sentence, Vietnam is just stunning. You can get your favorite Vietnamese dish for about $1 U.S. dollar which is around the equivalent of 20,000 Vietnamese dong (VND). 


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3. Thailand

Even though Thailand has gotten pretty touristy and it’s not as cheap as the other Southeast Asian countries, it’s still a super affordable place to max out your dollars. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 40 Thailand Baht (THB).


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4. India

It’s a beautiful, majestic country. And, if you know how to navigate your way around, you will be able to stretch your dollar to the max. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 70 India Rupee (INR).


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5. Nepal

Nepal is practically heaven for budget travelers but wait until September to go, though because it’s monsoon season until then. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 100 Nepal Rupees (NPR). 



6. China

The cool part about China is that it’s a huge country, yes, but it’s also pretty easy to get from one place to another, so it isn’t ever too overwhelming in that way. And, on top of that, the transit itself is especially cheap, taxis start at around $1. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 6 China Yuan (CNY).



7. Costa Rica

Lush, Friendly, eco-conscious Costa Rica is the happiest country in the world. For every $2 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 1,000 Costa Rica Colones (CRC).



8. Nicaragua

Many people say Nicaragua is the new Costa Rica, which basically means that it’s getting to be an increasingly popular Central American destination. So get there while it’s still on the rise! For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 30 Nicaragua Cordoba (NIO).



9. Guatemala 

This country is known for its gorgeous outdoor landscapes, as well as its cool arts-and-crafts handy work. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 8 Guatemala Quetzal (GTQ).



10. Honduras

Most people think of Costa Rica and even Nicaragua when they think of Central America. But Honduras is quickly becoming one of the rising hot spots for budget travelers looking to backpack on their own path. Fortunately, it’s very affordable for every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 20 Honduras Lempira (HNL). 


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11. Peru

Whatever you do, please put Machu Picchu on your travel bucket list. It is one of the coolest and most magical structures in the world. And the other parts of Peru are equally stunning. For every $3 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 10 Peru New Sol (PEN). 


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12. Colombia

There’s a lot more to do here than try their coffee. Between their culture and food you will never want to leave. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 3,000 Colombia Peso (COP). 


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13. Philippines

The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming mega-cities, smoldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people. For every $1 U.S. dollar is around the equivalent of 50 Philippines Piso (PHP).


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