Questions tagged [money]

Questions about withdrawing, exchanging, and handling money, encompassing any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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TD or CIBC to exchange CAD for Pesos [closed]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Mexico soon, and I was wondering which bank to exchange our Canadian Money for Mexican Pesos. I bank with CIBC and she banks with TD. We're thinking about ...
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Foreign bank card fee in Denmark

My travel guide says that the use of foreign bank cards in shops in Denmark (restaurants, etc.) is frequently subject to a +2% or +3% “extra charge” for use of foreign card. But the guide is not ...
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Expected tax (GST) when eating out in India?

So I have eaten out several times in India and every time the amount of tax on the final bill seems to be different. Sometimes it is 9.5% other times two lots of 2.5% (cGST & sGST?) Also on a ...
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In Waterloo, Ontario/Canada, what method to use to pay living expenses? [closed]

I am travelling three months from France to Waterloo. What is the optimum way to pay for: small amounts (groceries, Telecom, etc), large amounts (house rental, local trips, etc). Should I use a ...
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Money in checked luggage

I accidentaly left money in my checked baggage flying from Germany to Brazil. It is something like 400 Euro. I realized this only as I was already flying. How often is the baggage X ray scanned? Is ...
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Booking via wotif.com using US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

I'm going to Hong Kong next month and planned to visit Macau and Shenzhen (maybe Guangzhou). So are HKD accepted in Macau and Shenzhen or I must pay with local currencies (MOP/RMB) ? And vice-versa, ...
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My credit card has no magnetic stripe. Is this a problem in the USA?

My new credit card (Mastercard) has no magnetic stripe. It has a chip, Near Field Communication (NFC), and the 16-digit number along with validity date and CVV code. Will I encounter any limitations ...
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Any Maestro ATM in the US?

I just got some compensation for missed flight from the airline in Europe, and they gave it as Easy Cash maestro card. I live in the states and will not be back to Europe any time soon, so I wonder if ...
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Does one need cash in Australia?

As far as I understand, most (if not all) places in Australia accept credit cards. But are there scenarios when one would still need cash or when using cash is more advantageous? To be specific, I'm ...
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How do I spend money in Sweden and Denmark? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark for holidays in a couple weeks. I live in the US and have a Bank of America bank account and debit card. I will be spending money in ...
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UK Visa application money

I'm applying for an UK visa, and there is a question, I don't know what to write: What is the total amount of money you spend each month? Include living costs, money given to dependants, rent or ...
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Currency used in Switzerland and France [closed]

I will be travelling to Métabief, France in the coming weekends. Currently I am in a dilemma. As I will be landing in Geneva Airport in Switzerland, I need to take public transport in Switzerland so ...
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Traveling to Cortona, Italy. Credit card, debit card, or euro?

I'm attending a summer school in Cortona for two weeks this summer. Major expenses are paid already. My question is if it's possible to pay all the dinning and grocery with credit card or debit card ...
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What is the rationale for requiring payment “in cash in euros” when applying for a UK visa at the Pyongyang embassy?

The UK government has a specific page on applying for a UK visa from North Korea on which they state the following: the correct visa application fee, in cash in euros [...] You must pay ...
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What if you don't bring your credit card or debit for incidentals?

Usually I never bring my card out, that's what I ask. Will not bringing my credit or debit card be a problem to a hotel such as The Park Ave North?
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How do I spend money in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a Canadian traveling to the US next month. I haven't traveled internationally before and I'm not sure how money works. Am I able to use my credit card in the US? I have a $2000 limit, will USD ...
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Is my work considered legal in Russia? [closed]

This is my first question in this place. Apologies, if I break any posting rules, I'll read the comments and edit the question as required to make it more proper. Currently I work in country A as a ...
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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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How to pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip to France from the US, and need to make multiple payments in € on-line, including but not limited to train tickets on https://www.oui.sncf/. Of course, the easiest way to pay ...
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Do I need to take cash on my holiday to Sardinia?

I'm from the UK. I recently went on holiday to Copenhagen and didn't have to use cash at all because I could use my debit card wherever I went. Will it be the same in Sardinia? Do all restaurants and ...
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Significant amount of foreign coins from 6 different countries [duplicate]

Collected coins from ship mates to change into dollars for a donation. Have anywhere from 3-6 pounds of coins from each country. Need a US company/ financial institution that will exchange the coins ...
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How much cash can I safely carry into the USA and avoid civil forfeiture?

I'm planning a trip to the USA soon (from Germany). I'd like to know how much cash I can bring in without problems. Just to clarify, I am not talking about the $10000-or-file-a-form limit. I'm ...
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Is it OK if I do not take the receipt in Germany?

During a business trip in Düsseldorf I have bought some chocolate from a rather fancy store. After paying for it I was asked if I want the receipt (I am almost certain that this happened after it was ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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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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Strange merchant names in Colombia on credit card statement [closed]

After a few days in Medellin, I've noticed that my credit card statement has merchant/business names that apparently have nothing to do with the name of the actual place. This isn't for mom&pop ...
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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?

About to go to Malaysia and Singapore. I have a credit card for foreign transactions and a debit card for taking out money from foreign ATMs (this setup is just the best way to avoid foreign ...
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While on vacation my taxi took a longer route, possibly to scam me out of money. How can I deal with this?

I am on vacation and I have realized that some people here in Turkey are trying their best to get the money out of my pocket. I have already had a situation where after a folklore show I decided to ...
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What Documents to use for Financial Documentation for Canada [duplicate]

I have this Documents For Canada Visa Application and Please I do need genuine and up to date responses. Asides the normal documents for the visa Application which I would be uploading all online, ...
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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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Validity of TransferWise Borderless account statements for visa applications?

I'm a British citizen, living in Mexico, working remotely for a US company. I get paid in USD, and I like to save money in both USD and GBP while also having local Mexican currency to spend. For ...
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Bank statement evaluation [closed]

Bank statement on request withdrawn from the bank the 11/02/2019 for a balance between 08/2018 to 22/01/2019 as shown on the pictures. My question: will they suspect that this bank statement ...
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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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Bringing US currency back from Colombia

I am going to visit Colombia. If I gamble at the casino, how much US currency can I bring back without a problem? $9,500?
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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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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I would like to inquire as to what kind of assistance is available for voluntary repatriation to my country, Nigeria? I’ve spent 14 years in the UK, worked-studied and even started a family here. ...
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Breaking $100 banknotes into smaller denominations while in the US

I will be travelling to the US and have some (clarification: 7 or 8) 100 USD banknotes. When I arrive there, I would like to change them into 5/10/20 USD banknotes, to use when credit cards are ...
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How to avoid credit card fee gouging in foreign countries?

I'm leaving (the US) for the Dominican Republic tomorrow and I only just discovered that credit cards charge a 3% fee on every transaction. I haven't been out of the country lately, but this isn't how ...
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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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Are there any drawbacks to “travel money cards”?

The cards I'm asking about are sometimes called "travel cards" or "prepaid cards" or "forex cards". I don't know if there is one universally accepted name. I have never used one because I believe ...
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How do I open a bank account in Japan without a residence card? [closed]

I will be flying to Japan next month for work. I have obtained the Certificate of Eligibility which is valid for 3 months from my employer in Japan. I have a short term visa which is valid for 3 month ...
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Taking cash to the UK and France

I’m travelling January 2 to London and going to Paris January 10 by Train, going back to my country by plane on January 20. How much money do I need to bring with me to London so my entry won’t be ...
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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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Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of physical cash (worthless banknotes) from Venezuela?

I want to buy some cash. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45246409 These banknotes are so cool, they are worth much more as collectibles. Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of ...
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What is the best alternative for cash payments in Thailand?

Is there any payment system in Thailand that can be used instead of cash payments? There is AliPay in China, Sberbank in Russia; Visa and Mastercard are accepted almost worldwide, but I couldn't find ...