Money is any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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How to successfully haggle / bargain in markets

While I've done quite a bit of travel now and back myself when it comes to border guards, sorting accommodation and / or transportation, one thing I still struggle to come to terms with is haggling in ...
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Is it possible to withdraw USD from an ATM in Nairobi, Kenya

While in Nairobi I might need to top up my supply of USD. Is it possible to get it directly from an ATM or will I need to go to a currency exchange?
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How to reach Goa from Delhi without any money

I am planning to go to Goa. The only catch is I have no money. How can I manage to do this? Taking lifts from trucks comes to mind but I have no idea how to go about it?
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Are prepaid credit cards widely accepted in Gran Canaria?

I am thinking about getting a prepaid credit card for my trip in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Are these widely accepted in the region?
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How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?

If I am a U.S. citizen with a specific educational license to travel to Cuba for two months, how should I bring money? I can't use any of my cards since they would not work in Cuba, and I don't want ...
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Is there a crowdfunding platform for trips?

I often organise trips with a large group of friends. It is always a pain to get everybody to commit and pay in time to cover the deposits and/or book the tickets. It would be so convenient if it ...
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How can I see currency exchange rates?

I need to know how many pounds I can get from my dollars? I need to know it before traveling, since I want to make a plan before going to London, and everything is in pounds and euros... Also, which ...
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Where might I find the best rates to exchange money in Glasgow?

I'm travelling to Glasgow and I am looking for the place with the best rates. I want to change EUR to GBP. I've been searching on the Internet but I can't find what is the best way to do it. Some ...
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Exchanging Euros (EUR) / Pounds (GBP) to Filipino Pesos (PHP)

I read a few questions about exchange rates, but my situation might be a little bit different, as I think I have more options to exchange currency. I have bank accounts in UK, Spain and The ...
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Changing money for Ethiopia. Where can I get the best rates?

I will need to travel to Ethiopia. I was wondering where I can find the best rates. Should I take Euros/Dolars and exchange there? Should I exchange before departure? Where can I get the best exchange ...
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How to take money to Iran?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to Iran soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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Difference of changing USD currency for going to US versus somewhere else

I went to change US dollars in money exchange few years ago and they asked that am I going to US or somewhere else. I didn't think about the question too much, but now my friend said that they have ...
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Dealing with money for a trip to Poland and Slovakia

I'm going to be traveling to Poland/Slovakia and perhaps Germany/Austria for 11 days In a couple of weeks, and am not sure how I should deal with money, as Poland does not use the Euro, but the other ...
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Opening a bank account as a tourist in the US [duplicate]

I was wondering how easy, if at all possible, was to get a regular banck account and debit card in the US as a foreigner. The main reason is that I am planing on buying some hardware on Newegg and ...
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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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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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Where in Austria can I exchange Swiss Francs to Euros?

My daughter bought Swiss francs and she didn't spend it all, now she is in Austria, where can she change the Swiss francs (CHF) to Euros (EUR)?
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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved ...
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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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Money at UK border control

If I'm travelling to the UK for a couple of days as a visitor: do I need to have cash on me? if I only show my bank cards will I be asked to withdraw to prove I have funds? do I need a bank ...
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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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How well accepted is the Euro in Gibraltar?

I am planning a day trip to Gibraltar. Should I consider bring some Pounds, take some pounds from the atm in gibraltar, or rely on euro?
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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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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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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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How do I ensure that my ATM card will work while traveling within the US?

I am an American, and I have an American Visa debit card with "PLUS", "NYCE", and "AFFN" written on the back. Several months ago, I traveled out of state to California and was surprised to have my ...
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If all I have are US dollars when I first arrive in the Philippines, is it okay to tip with that?

I assume that people would prefer to have foreign currency to no tip. But should I absolutely make it a point to covert some currency first thing so that I can tip in Pesos?
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Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic flights

Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of ...
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What would be considered “evidence of adequate funds” for entering Hong Kong?

I'll be visiting Hong Kong for a few days next week. I noticed this statement on the Hong Kong Visa Requirements page: must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months and evidence of ...
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Do Ireland and Scotland still accept magnetic strip Visa or Mastercard credit cards?

I'm traveling to Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks. Do both countries still accept Visa or Mastercards with a magnetic strip or do they require the chip and pin system?
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How much cash can you carry in a European Union domestic flight?

Is there any specific limit of money you can carry on cash while flying from one European Union country to another?
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Withdrawing money in an ATM in Poland, is there a best network?

For some reason I had the idea that getting money from an ATM in Poland would be the best way to PLN. Actually the exchange rate that I got in ATMs is very very bad compared to the Kantoors. ...
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Converting US Dollars to Euros in the UK without getting screwed with two transaction fees?

I was in the US for work last week and I'm going to Ireland next week. I've got about $400 that I want to convert to Euros. I am in the UK just now, what is the most sensible way to do this? I know ...
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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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Paying with Euro in Czech Republic

I'm traveling to Prague and I want to know where I can pay with euros (EUR) and where I have to pay with Czech korunas (CZK). I'm going to Prague's stadium to watch a football match and I know I can ...
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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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How much money can you take into Canada?

I'll be travelling to Canada from the UK in the near future. Is there a limit to how much money I can carry with me? Ideally I'd like to take 5,000 CAD in order to sort out some legitimate family ...
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Accidentally travelling with a large amount of cash - epic fail!

With just under a week to go until I head for Europe I made an epic faux pas. Instead of ordering a Visa debit card with 1500 Euro added to it, I have ended up with 1500 Euro in cash. I cannot take ...
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Money and Cards in the US [closed]

I'll be visiting the US. I have several questions about money and card use in the US, the grand scheme is somewhat: What is my best strategy for paying stuff there? I suppose that I can pay larger ...
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Macau: Using Hong Kong dollars (HKD) instead of Macanese Patacas (MOP)

The Macanese Pataca is pegged such that 1 HKD = 1.032 MOP (Wikipedia). I understand that HKD are widely accepted in Macau. However, if an item is listed as say 100 MOP and I try to pay using HKD, ...
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Prepaid bank card in the UK

I would like to get a prepaid debit card while in the UK. I know Mastercard offers such a cards (even gift cards which, as I understand, can be used by other person than myself), however I cannot find ...
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Double entry tourist visa Thailand in Laos - flight ticket /20,000B required?

I'm in Thailand now with a single entry tourist visa from Penang. I'm planning to obtain a double entry tourist visa for Thailand in Laos. I'll be traveling by land in and out. First question: Do I ...
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Prepaid credit cards for use in Russia

I'm traveling to Russia soon and want to take a prepaid credit card along with me (on top of some cash, of course). Does this count as like a visa gift card? I know Visa and Mastercard are accepted ...
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Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to USD?

Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to dollars? My parents are travelling to Pakistan and they've been told that it can be used by the people who are making ...
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Do I need to show amount of money at airport in France?

I want to travel to France for 2 weeks vacation as a tourist. But since my trip is a sudden one, I am planning to stay in a hotel for a few days then will be meeting a few friends there. Will they ...
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What's the best money option for US travelling?

My friends and I are going on a road trip in the US. We're wondering what kind of money we should take, be it a credit card, debit card, pre-paid card or just cash. We're going for two weeks. Does ...
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What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?

What happens if you cannot pay for your hotel stay because you accidentally run out of money (can happen) or your credit card was blocked (much more likely)? I assume you cannot arrange the money on ...
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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Are euros well accepted in Liechtenstein?

I am considering a multi-day hiking trip in Liechtenstein. Do I need to bring franks, or can I rely on euros?