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My daughter is traveling to Japan for a month. How much cash should I send with her? She has housing and 2 meals per day, but likely will be paying for a couple of meals per day. So her main costs will be food, transportation, small souvenirs, and visiting cultural/tourist sites.

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    I agree that this is opinion based, depends on the spending profile, etc. but maybe some help can be given. The average price meal in an average restaurant or even at known international chains. The cost of some reference products at the supermarket or the price of transport. These are objective values that may help the OP. – nsn Jul 14 '15 at 12:56
  • @nsn even if the OP understands we're not making the decision for her and are only providing a reference to make the decision herself, the provided answer would still be just a reference not an answer – blackbird Jul 14 '15 at 13:44
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    Sending your daughter with a large pile of cash may not be the best option. A low-FX card might be a better bet, from which she could withdraw money + spend as needed – Gagravarr Jul 14 '15 at 14:10
  • A little bit of cash and a couple credit cards. – n00b Jul 14 '15 at 14:34
  • Carrying a month's worth of cash seems foolhardy, even in Japan. – Spehro Pefhany Jul 14 '15 at 19:18

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