When planning a vacation in a foreign country, finding inexpensive lodging and transportation is an important first step — but only the first step. There are also the costs of food, in-country travel, shopping, and other daily expenses, and to properly budget for those costs, first you must determine how much of that country's currency your U.S. dollars (USD) will buy.
Currency conversion rates can change literally daily, so double-checking foreign exchange rates is essential before you travel. If a country you hope to visit currently has a good currency exchange rate relative to the value the dollar, it might be wise to switch some dollars into that currency now, in case the dollar weakens before your trip. Here are 25 countries where Hipmunk data show that your dollar will go further when factoring in the exchange rate with the local currency.
Note: All currency exchange rates in this article were researched by the travel site Hipmunk in July 2019.