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Where the US Dollar Has Gained In Value

In a world where travel costs are skyrocketing, it may be time to celebrate — and thank — the US dollar for pointing you in the right direction.


The strength of the dollar against a number of foreign currencies might be the best reason to go to Australia, where the US dollar is worth 1.5 Australian dollars, up 16% in value since 2021.


There’s Argentina, where the power of the US dollar has soared, and Colombia, where the US dollar has gained 20% over the past five years.


Even Japan, which traditionally has never been a bargain, is more attractive because the US dollar is worth about 156 yen, a gain of 11% in the last year alone.