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Changing Iranian currency into Euros - cheaper in Europe or in Iran?

Let's assume I have 100 million Iranian rials in cash. This is very roughly equivalent to something like 1000 Euros. I am in Iran and am traveling to Europe soon. Am I likely to get a better deal if I ...
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Getting USD cash in Munich on UK cards

This question relates to foreign exchange from GBP (on suitable international UK debit card eg Monzo) to USD whilst being in Munich. I believe I can withdraw EUR from an ATM and then go to a foreign ...
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losing money due to currencies equivalence drop [closed]

So, my sister lives in Canada and she travelled to US and change some of her currencies to US currencies(about $100 US). A week later, she went back to Canada and tried to change her US currencies ...
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Where can I exchange Canadian loonies and toonies for USD in the US? [duplicate]

I recently returned to the USA from an extended trip in Canada with around CAD$25 in loonies and toonies (CAD$1 and CAD$2 coins). As I won't be returning to Canada for a while, and don't live near ...
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How do airport currency exchange windows stay in business?

It is well known that the exchange rates offered by airport currency exchange windows are poor - see these stories from the BBC for example: Holidaymakers hit as pound falls (20 July 2018) and Tourist ...
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex doesn't have Zloty

I have an HDFC Forex Plus Multi currency card. It has Euro and GBP but no Zloty (Polish currency). How would I use it in Poland? I have not found a suitable answer yet so asking again. I am not sure ...
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Exchanging TWD to USD in Taiwan

Where can I exchange TWD to USD before leaving Taiwan? Is doing this at TPE airport a good option (I've heard the exhchange rates there are good, unlike other airports), or is it better to go to a ...
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How much currency in cash for trip to Turkey? [closed]

How much Turkish lira should I take for two of us? We will have four nights in Istanbul. We are planning to visit 2-3 museums and will use public transport. We will a book hotel with breakfast and ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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Why do flight prices differ greatly across currencies?

I am a Canadian with a Chinese background (so I am bilingual English/Chinese), and some of my family members are planning on a vacation to Tokyo, Japan, and the flight is a direct flight originating ...
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Changing peso to baht, in Thailand or the Philippines?

I'm changing Philippine pesos to Thai baht. Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general? In Thailand, or the Philippines?
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Where can I exchange Swiss Franc coins outside of Switzerland

My niece traveled to Switzerland this summer and returned with Coins‎: ‎​1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 francs. exchange centers in the US only take back Notes, where is the best place to trade these in?
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US Dollars abroad [duplicate]

On my next trip to India I was thinking of exchanging some US dollars I have left from travelling into rupees. I have now realised that they are 2006, 2009 and even one 1998 100 USD notes; do you ...
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Better to bring US dollars, Sterling, Euros or South African Rand into Namibia?

I will need to bring around US$7000 worth of currency into Namibia for a short stay. (Note that the Namibian dollar is pegged to the South African Rand, and Rand are accepted in place of Namibian ...
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Cheapest way to exchange US Dollars for Japanese Yen in the UK

I'm planning a trip to Japan and will need a fairly large amount of Yen banknotes to pay things like hotel bills, since Japan is a cash-heavy economy. I have some US dollars sitting in an American ...
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Calculating the best exchange rate for a given currency based on direct conversion vs multiple currency conversion

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question. Anyways, here it goes. I live in Mauritius and i am travelling to Tokyo soon. So i would like to exchange some currencies before leaving ...
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Netherlands SIM card texting the US

I'm studying abroad this semester in Amsterdam, and I recently got a Lebara international bundle sim-only plan. This plan allows me to have unlimited texts and calls, and 5G of data. My question is ...
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Where can or who can help me change my old dollar bill? [duplicate]

Hey everyone? I've been having some difficulties exchange my old dollar bill. Can anyone please help me? They said it was old. But it is still im a good shape though.
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When traveling to Venezuela, what currency should I carry with me

I am planning a trip to Venezuela, but I don't know what kind of currency I should carry with me. Can I take US Dollars? Do I have to exchange my money to Venezuelan bolivars? I see a lot of posts ...
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USA - Going on exchange on a J-1 Visa, how to stay more than 30 days after end [closed]

I am an Australian applying for a J-1 visa to go on exchange at a Uni in the US for the spring semester of 2019. This visa allows me to stay for 30 days after the program ends on the 10th of May, but ...
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Where can I exchange Mongolian currency in Sydney?

I was given Mongolian money and I would like to exchange it within Australia. Where in Sydney can I exchange it?
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Reisebank currency exchange [closed]

I'm gonig to travel to Berlin in a week and I want to know the fees charges to convert from foreign currency to Euro currency? I tried google and browse around their web but I unable to retrieve ...
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General rule for where to exchange cash: country of departure or destination? [duplicate]

As a general rule, can one say that it is better to exchange cash for a foreign trip in the country of departure or of arrival? My main concern here is a favorable exchange rate. As a concrete case, ...
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Can I change euro coins for euro notes at UK airports?

I've amassed a large amount of euro coins over the course of a few holidays, but it's annoying to take them on holiday. Will a bureau de change or bank at the airport change them for notes?
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Buying CAD with USD [duplicate]

We'll be driving from the US via Vermont into Quebec, headed to Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. What's our best strategy for buying Canadian dollars?
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Traveling from Peru to Argentina - where should I buy Pesos?

Recently, the value of the Argentinian Peso relative to other currencies has been somewhat erratic and overall dropped by 25-30% (see chart vs US Dollars and set the range to August - September 2018). ...
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Should I change some money into PEN before going to Peru? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Lima soon. Which way should I get Peruvian Sols (PEN)? Buy some before flying over Withdraw Sols using ATMs in Peru Use a local currency exchange in Peru (and come with USD or ...
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Exchanging older United States Dollar bills in Japan

I am traveling to Japan and I want to know if these old 100 USD bills are accepted there for currency exchange.
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Converting EUR to PHP and WON [duplicate]

In December/January I'm going to the Philippines and South Korea. What is the best way to get these countries' currencies? INFO: I'm from Belgium (currency EUR) I do NOT have a credit card. I have ...
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My dog chewed my money

I hope this is the place to ask this question. A few minutes ago my dog chewed my dollars, the thing is: this money is going to be used in a trip I'm doing to USA. I bought this dollars because my ...
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Exchange program in Italy with French “D” visa [closed]

I am an international student in France with a long-stay visa type D. I will be doing an exchange program in Italy for 4 months. Can I study there with my French visa or do I need any other documents?
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How to get cash in Europe (ATM cards and taking cash) coming from United States [duplicate]

Can someone recommend a good ATM card to obtain for an American going to Europe. Specifically, I'm going to England/Wales if that makes a difference. To give back, I mention that I have a Amazon ...
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Converting euros to czk vs converting rands (zar) to czk

I am traveling to Prague and Berlin at the end of the year. In South Africa we are unable to access the czk currency. I have been told a way is to convert euros to czk upon arrival. The issue I am ...
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Do Europe's ATMs offer good US$ → € exchange rates? [closed]

Do Europe's ATMs offer good US$ → € exchange rates, or would I get a better rate buying € in the U.S. at a bank?
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Handling cash conversions for a short trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt from India

My parents are traveling to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt for a short trip [2 weeks] from India. The travel agency they travel with wants them to convert Indian Rupees(INR) to US Dollars(USD) for their ...
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

I have GBPs left with me from my last travel to UK. Can I use it directly in Austria or is it advisable to convert all these GBPs to Euro before I travel to Austria? Or can GBPs be easily converted to ...
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Old paper Canadian currency

I live in England and have just found an envelope with old paper Canadian money in it for value $405 (in various denominations). Is there any way I can change it to new notes whilst in the UK? If ...
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How is currency converted at a foreign ATM from US Dollars?

Credit cards are not widely accepted at smaller vendors in Taiwan that I often go to, so I'm forced to use local cash. Upon calling my bank (Chase), I learned that they charge $5 plus 3% for ...
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Can I exchange damaged Euro notes in India?

I have two 500-euro notes. Today I went to a forex shop in India to exchange them. They showed me that the notes have 1 small hole each and so they can't exchange them. In this case, where can I go ...
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Is there an ATM in the international transit area in the Auckland (AKL) airport?

I will be traveling from the US to Sydney soon. I'm flying Air New Zealand, and my flight requires me to change planes in Auckland. Both the arriving and the departing flights are at Terminal I. There ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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App/service that suggests which payment card is most convenient?

I was a happy user of WhatCard (http://www.whatcardapp.com). It was an app for European people, where the user saved their credit/debit cards data, then typed the amount to pay in a foreign currency ...
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Are 2008 100USD paper notes too old to be exchanged in the UK?

I have five 100 US$ notes, 2008 series. Can I change them to UK currency in the UK? They are in perfect condition.
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Can we hold more than 1 multi-currency travel card in India?

I generally buy multi-currency travel cards from Forex agents. This time I approached a bank and they are saying it is illegal to hold 2 multi-currency travel cards in India. I doubt this. Can ...
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Am I OK with Euros in Cape Verde?

Am I OK with Euros during my stay in Cape verde or must I have local currency to start my sta? I am on a charter (all inclusive), so I would not expect to need much, but I am curious about the use of ...
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Using Revolut card in Thailand

The most ATMs in Thailand charge 200 Baht for getting cash - What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand? Also a lot of shops require at least 500 Baht bill to pay by credit card or charge additional ...
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Forex card for Australia

I am traveling to Australia for vacation in end of December. I currently live in the United States on F1 visa(International Student). I am planning to buy a forex card for Australia currency. What is ...
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How can I avoid unfavorable currency exchange rates when paying with my card abroad?

I have an ordinary credit card. Whenever I pay with this card in foreign currency (other than PLN, Polish złoty) I loose a lot of money due to unfavorable rates specified by my bank. I need to buy ...
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exchange GBP in Iran

Do you know if I'll have any problems exchanging GBP in Iran? Do they mind 50 GBP notes? I don't want to bring over only 20ies.. that'll be too much paper!