Travelling can be an ordeal for some Canadians; especially since the Canadian dollar has been on a seemingly relentless downwards spiral lately, with no indication of slowing down...

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But a weak dollar shouldn't discourage Canadians from travelling. There are several countries around the world where the Canadian dollar is still relatively strong. Here are 13 of those destinations, and the travel expenses you can expect to face at each one:

NOTE: All currency conversions are from Google and reflect rates as of August 2016. Travel expense information for each country is based on estimates from Expatistan.com and are subject to change at any time.


Barbados

$1 CAD = $1.54 BBD (Barbadian Dollar)

Barbados is perhaps one of the few Caribbean locations where the Canadian dollar isn't completely worthless. The cost of living in Barbados is also relatively affordable, so it's definitely a travel destination worth considering!

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Potential travel expenses in Bridgetown, Barbados:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = $16 BBD (~$10 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district =$29 BBD (~$19 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = $105 BBD (~$68 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = $3.27 BBD (~$2.12 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = $71 BBD (~$46 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = $154 BBD

Belarus

$1 CAD = 15,475 BYR (Belarusian Ruble)

In Belarus, the Canadian dollar goes a long way. It's one of the few countries in Europe that didn't adopt the Euro currency. The cost of living is relatively cheap in Belarus, making it a great budget destination for Canadians.

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Potential travel expenses in Minsk, Belarus:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 64,620 rubles (~$4 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 94,682 rubles (~$6 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 418,161 rubles (~$27 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 11,865 rubles (~$0.77 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 255,696 rubles (~$16 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 1,547,500 rubles

Belize

$1 CAD = $1.55 BZD (Belize Dollar)

Belize is a great place to go to if you're looking to party. Rates are very similar to those in Barbados, and there's plenty for you to explore on the land.

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Potential travel expenses in Belize City:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = $9 BZD (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district =$12 BZD (~$8 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = $36 BZD (~$23 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = $3.24 BZD (~$2.12 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = $89 BZD (~$58 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = $155 BZD

 Brazil

$1 CAD = 2.49 BRL (Brazilian Real)

Brazil has received much more recognition as a travel destination thanks to the recent Rio Olympics. The strong Canadian dollar in this country combined with great affordability makes Brazil a place worth visiting.

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Potential travel expenses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = $24 BRL ( ~$9 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = $31 BRL (~$12 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = $110 BRL (~$44 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = $3.94 BRL (~$1.58 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = $192 BRL (~$77 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = $249 BRL

Cambodia

$1 CAD = 3,175 KHR (Cambodia Riel)

Cambodia and other Asian countries are hotspots for Canadian travellers because the Canadian dollar is comparatively strong. Perhaps the only significant expense you'd have to consider are the plane tickets to get there.

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Potential travel expenses in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 19,310 riels (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 30,151 riels (~$10 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 66,518 riels (~$21 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 4,432 riels (~$1.41 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 63,320 riels (~$20 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 317,500 riels

Colombia

$1 CAD = 2240.96 COP (Colombian Peso)

Colombia isn't particularly known as a vacation destination, but it's still brimming with beauty and splendour. It also doesn't hurt that the lower-value peso makes things more affordable for Canadians.

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Potential travel expenses in Bogota, Colombia:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 14,226 pesos (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 15,133 pesos (~$7 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 53,805 pesos (~$24 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 2,102 pesos (~$0.93 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 98,175 pesos (~$43 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 224,096 pesos

Denmark

Denmark is yet another European country that has not adopted the Euro currency. Though the cost of living in Denmark is a little more expensive than the other places on this list, the 5:1 exchange rate between the Danish krone and the Canadian dollar may still make it worthwhile to visit.

$1 CAD = 5.11 DKK (Danish Krone)

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Potential travel expenses in Copenhagen, Denmark:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 69 krones (~$13 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 133 krones (~$26 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 469 krones (~$92 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 10 krones (~$2.01 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 511 krones(~$100 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 511 krones

Hungary

Hungary uses the Forint currency, which is valued much less than the Canadian dollar. Costs of living in the country are also affordable, making it a great place to consider visiting if you're looking to go to Europe!

$1 CAD = 211.89 HUF (Hungarian Forint)

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Potential travel expenses in Budapest, Hungary:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 1,437 Ft (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 1,570 Ft (~$7 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 5,911 Ft (~$28 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 341 Ft (~$1.61 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 9,940 Ft (~$47 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 21,189 Ft

India

$1 CAD = 51.64 INR (Indian Rupee)

India is a country full of excitement and wonder. Those who are looking for more of an immersive cultural experience will definitely appreciate all India has to offer.

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Potential travel expenses in Mumbai, India:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 254 rupees (~$5 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 562 rupees (~$11 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 1,516 rupees (~$29 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 70 rupees (~$1.35 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 865 rupees (~$17 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 5,164 rupees

Mexico

Mexico isn't just a place students go to for Spring Break - there are tons of family-oriented activities to do in the area. Beaches and resorts are most popular, but there are also ancient sites and natural areas you can explore.

$1 CAD = $14.17 MXN (Mexican Peso)

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Potential travel expenses in Cancun, Mexico:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 79 pesos (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 171 pesos (~$12 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 425 pesos (~$30 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 13 pesos (~$0.93 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 475 pesos (~$33 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 1,417 pesos

Poland

Poland operates on the Zloty currency, which is currently weaker than the Canadian dollar. Warsaw, its capital city, may be a refreshing alternative to European standards like Paris and London.

$1 CAD = 2.96 PLN (Polish Zloty)

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Potential travel expenses in Warsaw, Poland:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 18 zl (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 26 zl (~$9 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 74 zl (~$25 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 4.53 zl (~$1.53 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 110 zl (~$37 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 296 zl

Romania

$1 CAD = 3.06 RON (Romanian Leu)

Romania isn't only a place where wizard breed dragons (J.K. Rowling's words, not mine), it's also a place full of European charm and breathtaking scenery. It's definitely a destination to consider if you're looking to retreat from the city.

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Potential travel expenses in Bucharest, Romania

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant =  19 lei (~$6 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 30 lei (~$10 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 83 lei (~$27 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 4.95 lei (~$1.62 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 63 lei (~$21 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 306 lei

BONUS: Iceland

$1 CAD = 90.09 ISK (Icelandic Króna)

Okay, why is Iceland on here? It's way up north and half a sock is like $70. Well, it's on this list as a bonus because even though the cost of living in Iceland is more on the expensive side, the Canadian dollar is still technically stronger than the Icelandic krona. That doesn't mean it's cheaper to travel here. Rather, it just goes to show that a stronger dollar doesn't always equate to cheaper expenses. Nevertheless, the country is gorgeous, and there are several cheap flight deals available to help you save money (via Icelandic Air and Wow Air).

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Potential travel expenses in Reykjavik, Iceland:

Food

 

    • Average price of meal at a fast food restaurant = 1,534 kr (~$17 CAD)

 

    • Average price of meal in the business district = 2,296 kr (~$25 CAD)

 

  • Average price of meal on a night out for two = 5,673 kr (~$63 CAD)

Transportation

 

    • Average price of gas per litre = 199 kr (~$2.21 CAD)

 

  • Average monthly public transport fees = 10,540 kr (~$117 CAD)

Shopping

 

  • $100 CAD worth of merchandise = 9,009 kr

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