The 12 most affordable countries for Americans to travel to right now

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Kiev, Ukraine.
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Everyone deserves a vacation, even if you’re traveling on a budget.

Thankfully, there are plenty of places around the world where the American dollar is strong, so even a meager getaway budget stretches farther than it would at home.

Travel Q&A site Trippy analyzed currency exchange rates and local prices in the 25 most visited countries across the globe to find the places where the American dollar stretches the furthest. The list looks specifically at average midrange hotel rates, transportation, meals, and beer prices, ranking each country according to average travel cost per day.

We pulled the 12 cheapest countries from their list, each of which has an average daily cost of less than $150.

Ukraine may be a risky travel destination given its current conflict with Russia, but the country earned the No. 1 spot, likely thanks to its cheap accommodations – the average price for a double room at a midrange hotel is only $25 per night. Thailand and Malaysia rounded out the top three, each offering visitors meals under $2 on average.

Read on to see the full list of where you can get the most bang for a US buck.


12. Greece

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Santorini, Greece.
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Edward Dalmulder/Flickr

Average travel costs per day: $144.40

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $89.15

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $11.35


11. China

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Beijing, China.
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Wikimedia Commons

Average travel costs per day: $117.45

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $90.17

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $3.05


10. Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey.
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Shutterstock

Average travel costs per day: $116.95

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $83.73

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $5.18


9. Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Fedor Selivanov/Shutterstock.com

Average travel costs per day: $114.46

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $85.38

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $4.00


8. Hungary

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Budapest, Hungary.
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TTstudio/Shutterstock

Average travel costs per day: $107.95

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $70.00

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $5.47


7. Macau SAR, China

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Macau.
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GuoZhongHua/Shutterstock.com

Average travel costs per day: $107.88

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $54.59

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $6.25


6. Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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iStock / CarolinaSmith

Average travel costs per day: $104.38

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $74.00

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $4.39


5. Poland

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Warsaw, Poland.
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Shutterstock

Average travel costs per day: $98.19

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $63.13

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $5.24


4. Russian Federation

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Moscow, Russia.
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dimbar76/Shutterstock

Average travel costs per day: $83.64

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $42.89

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $7.36


3. Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Jakub Michankow/Flickr

Average travel costs per day: $82.64

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $61.74

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $1.98


2. Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand.
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TripAdvisor

Average travel costs per day: $80.12

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $56.80

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $1.56


1. Ukraine

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Kiev, Ukraine.
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Shutterstock

Average travel costs per day: $47.92

Average price for one night at a midrange hotel: $25.06

Average cost of a meal for one at an inexpensive restaurant: $4.05