Changing money and travellers cheques from one currency to another.

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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. What's the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a bank in ...
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All about the Benjamins' new look

I've picked up my currency today, and the US 100 dollar note had a new look, including a hologram plus it no longer being green. (All of the notes are crisp and clean) In countries where it's not the ...
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How can I avoid the 60 RMB commission at Pudong Airport exchange?

I exchanged my JPY at Pudong Airport for RMB, but the exchange counter charged me an eye-whooping 60 RMB commission for one transaction. It is ridiculous on my standards, and it was not the case in ...
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Best exchange rate to convert INR to HKD [closed]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Mumbai, and will be traveling to HK for a 3-day personal trip. Where can I get the best exchange rate to convert Indian currency into HKD? I am looking to buy about ...
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Preferred method to exchange USD to CAD? [duplicate]

I don't do much traveling outside of the US but in a few weeks I will be driving from NYC to Canada. I am not sure what the best method would be to convert USD to CAD. Should I convert before I ...
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Is exchanging US dollars into the local currency usually a practical option? [closed]

This question is almost the flip side of Is it possible to get Mongolian currency in Sydney? Is it usually practical (though perhaps not always optimal, related questions: Should I change most of my ...
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Is it possible to get Mongolian currency in Sydney?

Is it possible to get Mongolian currency (the Mongolian Tugrik) in Sydney, Australia? I tried looking at Travelex, Australia post, and Westpac, and none of them seem to offer Mongolian currency. A ...
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Best place to convert Euros to US dollars in San Francisco [closed]

Is there any place (easily accessible by someone without a car) to exchange Euros to US dollars in San Francisco other than in the airport? For example, when I was in Lugano, Switzerland, it was far ...
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How do I get money back for my foreign coins?

Tonight I just cleaned my room and while doing this I found some money. I counted it and I found out that there are a lot of coins from 25 different countries. I know that normally banks don't ...
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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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What exchange rate service to use for income section on visa application?

I would like to complete the income and expenditure section on my visa application in GBP. What exchange rate should I use when converting from Nigerian Naira? I hear Oanda is correct but I am unsure....
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Changing unusual foreign currencies in London

I've just returned from several unusual countries in Asia, and annoyingly despite being told I'd have no problem, I'm unable to find anyone in London to change back to pounds. I've tried Travelex in ...
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Understanding Venezuela exchange rates

Currently (March 23th), in the currency exchange black market, one dollar will give me 1171 BsF. The minimum wage of Venezuela is 24.853 BsF. So, if I change ~20 USD, I'll get the minimum wage. Is ...
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Where in Beyneu (Kazakhstan) can I get local money?

Does anyone know where to get tenge around the Kazakh Train Station of Beyneu? I'll be arriving there from Russia and need tenge to pay for Transport to Aktau
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Maximum withdrawal from an ATM in the USA

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in the USA? I have a UK credit and debit card and can use either to withdraw cash. I know I will be charged a fee so I want to withdraw as much ...
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What is the best way to transfer CAD to BRL without a Brazilian bank account [duplicate]

I'll be in Brazil for 3 months, travelling from Canada. It has come to my attention that I can't open a bank account in Brazil and thus can't use services like TransferWise.com and others. My ...
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

When traveling abroad I have noticed that usually the exchange rate is more favourable if I withdraw the cash from ATM at the destination. But getting money this way has always caused me some trouble ...
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Exchanging Scottish GBP In China

Seems like Scottish (Great British) Pounds are not exactly very welcomed around the world. HSBC here in China told me to take them back to Scotland with me. (Cheers!) How Can I Exchange Scottish GBP ...
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Exchanging Euro to CZK in Prague

I'm going to Prague and I'll take some Euros with me, which I intend to convert to CZK. Should I expect it would be easy to find a Currency Exchange point, for example on central bus station or train ...
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Exchanging US dollars for Australian Dollars [duplicate]

Traveling to Australia, where is best place to exchange money? US Bank? Airport in LAX? SLC airport or in Australia
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Should I convert all of my remaining Yen in Japan or at my next destination?

I am Canadian and have been working in Japan for the past year. I am leaving Japan next week and travelling to New Zealand. I have wired most of my money home to my Canadian bank account, but will ...
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To convert my USD$ in to Euro in my country of origin or in Paris?

Hi everyone :) I live in Australia. I have a remaining money(2,000USD) from my previous trip in the US. Me and my husband are planning to visit Paris maybe in September. I'm not sure whether to ...
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Changing leftover foreign currencies from travel back into dollars [duplicate]

I have been very lucky and have been able to travel this year. However, now that I am preparing to go back to the US, I realize that I have collected various small amounts of money (usually equivalent ...
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Can I exchange Euro notes to DKK in Copenhagen (airport)?

As im traveling to Copenhagen this Friday (11-3) and I will be bringing some Euro notes and some DKK with me. As it's not that much DKK and its too late now to order more from the bank is it possible ...
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What documents does a Type C UK Visa holder need to travel to Belgium?

I'm travelling to Belgium in April. I need to apply for a Schengen Visa. Doing that via Belgium. I am an Indian Citizen, in UK at the moment, on a university exchange program on a Type C Short term ...
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What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand?

I was briefly in Bangkok last year and as usual tried to withdraw cash from an ATM. It said it would charge me a local fee of 200 Baht for the transaction. I cancelled and went to the next ATM which ...
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Still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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Where should I exchange euros to rubles? [duplicate]

Where should I exchange euros to rubles once I arrive in Russia (Example: Moscow (at any of the three airports))? Is there a special place directly at/near the airport that takes care of this? Or ...
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

As a visitor to the US from Canada, is it possible to use Canadian money, especially coins, at businesses in the US? What about vending machines?
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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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What is the best way to get Mexican Pesos from Canadian Dollars?

My girlfriend and I expect to need about CAD$200 each for our upcoming vacation in beautiful Mexico. Using our CAD$400 total, what method of exchange will give us the most Mexican Pesos ($MXN)? I ...
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Dominican Republic accepted currency and tipping

We are flying from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My question is regarding the currency that is accepted in DR. Resorts mainly, gift shops, on-resort grocery store, and tipping, (...
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How to take my money on holiday - Prepaid card or creditcard? [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK and travelling to South Africa in two months. I'm slightly against carrying a lot of cash since I have a habit of losing things and we are going to be staying in a lot of different ...
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Euro or USD acceptance in Mauritius

I note a booking with Booking.com informs that the room charged is given in Euro. Does that imply that Euro (and perhaps USD) is generally accepted in Mauritius?
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Is there somewhere in Sydney, Australia where I can exchange unusual foreign currencies?

I've got a bunch of Iranian Rials left over from a recent trip because I assumed, stupidly, that like other airports there'd be an exchange place after passport control. Sadly, that was not the case. ...
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Can I travel in Croatia using only Euro?

For a few days trip in Croatia, can I avoid changing euros into the local currency Kuna? Can I live comfortably (hotels, restaurants, train) directly using euro only? Itinerary: Zagreb, Split, ...
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Do they charge commission fee for money exchange in Moscow?

I will carry EURO with me. How is the airport? I guess it is bad price?
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Where to get hundred dollar bills in London (same day)

In many countries (particularly developing countries), the best way to get a good exchange rate on the local currency is to exchange $100 USD dollar bills - and $100 dollar bills get a substantially ...
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Is it possible to purchase Iranian Rial in China?

A friend of mine in China is looking for a place to buy Iraian Rial (IRR). I know that in the west Iran is financially blockaded so presume that this is one of the currencies that is not dealt with ...
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Maximum cash allowed when travelling to the US

I was wondering if someone knows the legal limit of cash money allowed per adult tourist when entering the US, especially from the UK. The reason is that I would like to get the best conversion rate ...
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Is it convenient to change money in Zgorzelec?

I will go to Gorlitz first and then walk to Zgorzelec by foot. How long is it? Is it convenient to change money on the way? With commission or no?
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Which currency should I carry to Australia from Bangladesh?

I will go to Australia from Bangladesh. I can carry either "US dollar" or "Australian dollar" there. But I do not know whether carrying "US dollar" will be profitable or not if I convert "US dollar" ...
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What is the best way to change money in Moscow?

I have Euros. I will be in Russia along the Trans-siberian railway for about 12 days. I might go to Moscow by plane or by train. So, what is the best way to change money? I do not know how much I ...
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How easy is it to exchange US dollars to shekels in Israel?

In past years, it was easy to exchange US dollars for shekels in Jerusalem. Many small retail stores did money changing on the side. Is that still true? How much better is the unofficial exchange ...
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Yemeni Rial exchange in Istanbul

Can i exchange Yemeni Rial into US dollars at the airport in Istanbul at any of the currency exchange desks? I work in Yemen and have a bunch of leftover local notes that i would like to exchange ...
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Online comparison of currency exchange services in Germany

Sometimes it's prudent to get cash in a foreign currency in advance of a trip. (You may be travelling to a place where credit/debit cards or traveller's cheques are not widely accepted, or where ATMs ...
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How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?

The official currency of Hungary is the Forint but so far everything I have looked for prices online, such as trains, buses and taxis, are quoted in Euros and Forints. Hotel reservation asked that I ...
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Where can I purchase UAE Dirham with good deal in Dubai? [duplicate]

Although Travelex and other foreign exchanges are located in Dubai airport, the exchange rate and fee is quite high. Where can I purchase UAE Dirham in Dubai with good deal?