More bang for your vacation buck

It is not a stretch to say that people love to travel. Be it in the US or out, it’s just fun to get away. Unfortunately, the idea of traveling outside the US seems expensive. You either need to be a wealthy entrepreneur or save for several years in order to view a new country’s sights.

Well, here’s the cool thing: There are cheap places to travel where the American dollar goes a long way. Here’s a short list of four amazing vacation destinations that won’t break your bank.


Let’s start with the dollar value. A single US dollar is worth just over 42 Argentinian pesos. According to an article on Investopia, the cost of living is so low, you can live on $1,000 a month, or $1,500 a month for couples, and be just fine. For vacations, you’ll spend an average of $64 per day, per person. With its waterfalls, green plains, beautiful cultures, and amazing wine, Argentina is one of the best places to go.


This number might blow your mind, but a single US dollar is worth 23,247 Vietnamese dong. According to Smarter Travel, about $20 a day will pay for food, fun, transportation, and hostel stay. It’s easy to live like a king in Vietnam. From the gorgeous Halong Bay to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a must for budget-minded vacationers. Not to mention they have the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival, the largest fireworks festival in Asia.

Costa Rica

Have a buck on you? In Costa Rica, it’s worth 575 Costa Rican colón. Depending on how you budget your money while you’re there, you could spend as little as $32 per day. Obviously, this number represents a barebones vacation, but you get the idea of just how inexpensive it can be. Costa Rica boasts mountains, cloud forests, volcanoes and beaches. Don’t miss out on this amazing destination.

The Dominican Republic

One US dollar is equal to 51 Dominican pesos. The average daily spending is going to cost you around $122 per person, per day. While this isn’t as amazing a Costa Rica, you’ll still get a lot for your money. The Dominican Republic offers many beaches, perfect for putting up your feet and sipping on a Mai Tai.

Now, go plan a cheap and fun vacation.

Derek San Filippo

Derek San Filippo

Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife ... Web: Details

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