2.  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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  • Your monthly budget: $1,950

Located on the Pacific Ocean, this resort town is known for its beaches and sport fishing. It also has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as an historic town center full of cobblestone streets. An airport just outside the city offers direct flights back to the U.S., making the trip home easy and quick for those from the West Coast. Its tropical climate is similar to Hawaii's.

First published July 24, 2015: 2:39 PM ET
Monthly budgets consider the following costs: rent for a one-bedroom apartment, groceries, utilities, cable, Internet, phone services, and entertainment (eating out twice a week and two trips to the movies a month).

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