10 Countries Where the U.S. Dollar Goes a Long Way

The current strength of the dollar makes this summer a good time to travel abroad, according to one analysis.

The current strength of the dollar makes this summer a good time to travel abroad.

To identify where travelers can make the most of their dollars, GOBankingRates examined what it describes as “42 of the most popular travel destinations.”

The website evaluated several financial aspects of each country, including:

  • The exchange rate
  • The strength of the U.S. dollar
  • The cost of a dinner for two
  • Tipping etiquette
  • ATM information
  • The best places to exchange currency

Below, we have highlighted 10 of the 42 countries where dinner is least expensive, as meals are an expense travelers pay up to three times per day.

For more information about these countries or for the complete list of 42 countries, visit GOBankingRates.com.

China

  • Exchange rate: 1 yuan = 0.15 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $18.57

Cuba

  • Exchange rate: 1 Cuban peso (used by locals) = 0.038 USD, 1 Cuban convertible peso (used primarily by tourists) = 1 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Cuban convertible peso is fixed to the U.S. dollar
  • Cost of dinner for two: $15

Czech Republic

  • Exchange rate: 1 koruna = 0.042 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $21.08

India

  • Exchange rate: 1 rupee = 0.015 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $9.05

Malaysia

  • Exchange rate: 1 ringgit = 0.25 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $12.97

Mexico

  • Exchange rate: 1 Mexican peso = 0.055 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $20.21

Peru

  • Exchange rate: 1 nuevo sol = 0.30 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $21.41

Thailand

  • Exchange rate: 1 baht = 0.028 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $17.15

Turkey

  • Exchange rate: 1 lira = 0.34 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $21.17

Vietnam

  • Exchange rate: 1 dong = 0.000045 USD
  • Strength of the U.S. dollar: Strong
  • Cost of dinner for two: $13.46

Which country would you most want to visit while the dollar is strong? Share your thoughts below or on our Facebook page.

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