Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It’s an off year for Rio de Janeiro as it recovers from the World Cup and gears up for the Summer Olympics. Those hoping to escape the crowds on a trip this year can expect prices more than 20 percent lower than 2014 thanks to the most favorable exchange rate in a decade. Surf off the northern end of Ipanema Beach, climb Corcovado, or preview Barra da Tijuca, headquarters of the 2016 Olympics — all at prices that won’t lighten your wallet.
- 45 real bottle of wine Cost in March 2014: $20 / Cost in March 2015: $14
- 110 real dinner for two Cost in March 2014: $49 / Cost in March 2015: $34
- 340 real hotel room Cost in March 2014: $151 / Cost in March 2015: $105