The world's least expensive cities
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Stretch your travel dollars
If you're looking to stretch your dollars and venture onto a road less traveled, consider visiting one of these 20 destinations. These cities have been ranked as the least expensive in the world by the 2009 Mercer Cost of Living Survey, released in July.
As with travel to any unfamiliar destination, be sure to do research before booking your trip. Consult a travel agent or check the State Department's travel advisories for warnings.
Currency value change for each country was calculated using exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar, with Aug. 11, 2008, to Aug. 18, 2009, as the period of comparison.