9 Vacation Destinations Where U.S. Residents Are Rich

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6) Thailand

The Land of Smiles will give you and your wallet plenty to be happy about. Thailand’s ever-increasing popularity has affected the once rock bottom prices, however there’s no way anyone could call this country expensive. Delicious Thai meals at local restaurants hold steady between $2-$5. Local brews like Leo and Chang cost $1-$2 in the stores, and $3 in a bar. Minivans running between cities can range from $8-$15, depending on how far you’re traveling. There are many Thai islands to discover. Boat tickets range anywhere from $10-$23. These prices typically include ground transportation as well. Budget accommodation is everywhere. Island bungalows, hotels, guesthouses, and youth hostels are the norm. Bangkok 5-star hotels start at $60/night. Island prices tend to be higher. A bare-bone island bungalow starts at $11/night. TIP: Don’t leave Thailand without experiencing a traditional Thai massage – a decent place changes $10/hour.

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