20 Countries You Can Visit With Less Than $1,000

A recent Gallup poll found out that over 80% of Americans would like to travel to another country (which is obviously not surprising). Of this 80%, 40% do not think that they have enough money saved up to take an international trip. While some of these people are probably correct to make such an assumption, many of them underestimate how cheap it can be to vacation in certain places. As such, this list will highlight 20 Countries You Can Visit With Less Than $1,000. This list is based on prices coming from the United States and Canada, with special attention to people coming from major cities on the east coast. We tried to base these entries on rather affordable vacations for any duration, but the $1,000 mark is based on a 6-night, 7-day vacation (so about one week). While I tried to factor in things like food and spending money, most of our equation is based on the cost of a flight and hotel. Hopefully, this list will be a useful tool to people who are yearning for an international vacation but are not sure if they can really afford it. If you can think of any country that someone could visit with just about $1,000 that did not make our list, please feel free to mention them in the comments.

20 Belize

Belize has gotten a bad rap in the international community because of the deteriorating conditions of their economy and infrastructure. This does not, however, detract from the magnificent beauty of the country itself. Located along the Caribbean Sea in Central America, Belize has some spectacular views. Combine these with the great food and unique culture and you have yourself a picturesque vacation. The indigenous people of Belize were conquered and colonized by the Spanish in the early colonial period, and this history has taken its toll on the country. Following independence, the economy never developed, and Belize has consistently battled high crime rates and other effects of poverty.

Because of the country’s poor reputation, travel and accommodations on the island are incredibly cheap. Planes out of the east coast would only add about an additional $400 per ticket.

Once you arrive in Belize, however, is when the real savings start. Because it is not a traditional tourist destination, there isn’t a ton of articles from regular people who visited the country, but there are some wild stories from people who claim to have found hotel rooms for less than $30 a night. This alone would make a stay in Belize an incredibly cheap vacation, but it appears that the food there is also incredibly affordable.