20 Destinations Where the US Dollar Stretches the Most

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When planning an international trip, travelers must decide when and where to go, obtain passports and visas, book flights and hotels, and identify any pandemic-related entry requirements. Among these considerations, the cost is one of the most crucial. 

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With travel becoming even more expensive in 2023 due to fuel prices, inflation, and labor shortages, travelers may consider international destinations where they can get the most bang for their buck. 

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Stacker ranked the top 20 travel destinations where the U.S. dollar stretches the most by combining data from WorldData.info with country travel advisories issued by the State Department.

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Uzbekistan, another country along the Great Silk Road, offers travelers a rich history of Islamic culture. Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in central Asia and home to a must-see attraction: the Registan.



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Kyrgyzstan—dubbed the “land of celestial mountains” because of its Tien Shan and Pamir mountain ranges—features various ways to explore the country’s beauty and nomadic lifestyle inexpensively.



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It took Warsaw-born Andre Ulrych six years (beginning in 1973) to finish the Magic Mushroom House, his home near Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.



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Georgia, the only Middle Eastern country to make this list, offers a lot to travelers—beautiful mountain views and lush green valleys to a growing scene of bars, restaurants, and clubs, among other features.



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Angola welcomes tourists with vast stretches of beach in the capital city of Luanda, as well as Benguela and Namibe. While in Luanda, visit the city’s oldest surviving building, Fortaleza de São Miguel, a 1576 fortress that now houses a museum tourists can enjoy for the low price of $2.50.



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