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

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Currency exchange in Vancouver

Are there any places in Vancouver (preferably in the downtown) where I can exchange USD to CAD whose rates are no worse than the rate which one gets when withdrawing cash from ATMs (without additional ...
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Can someone explain Cuba's two-currency system and the consequences for foreigners?

I know there is the national peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUC) and that 1 CUC = 1 USD = 25 CUP. Why is there this difference? Is it to keep Cuban money from leaving the country? What are the ...
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Citibank Cash withdrawal in Barcelona

A friend has an American Citibank account and is visiting Barcelona. How does one determine which banks, will minimize the cost of withdrawing cash? Concrete examples with supporting links are ...
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Will connecting my wallet to my belt loop deter or attract pickpockets?

Coil Connector to Wallet A chain would be better, since it can't be surreptitiously cut or clipped, but it's too close to travel time to buy a chain or buy a money belt, so those are off the table ...
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Kazakhstan Tenge into Pounds in UK [duplicate]

Where in the UK can I change Kazakstan money, I recently travelled back and did not get time in Almaty airport, and the currency people at the airport would not change the money I have?
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Transiting through Switzerland by coach with lots of cash

Within a couple of weeks I will be going to Belgium from Italy with Flixbus, and in the travel I may transit Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen Area but not part of the EU, which means that ...
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How do I keep my cash safe in Japan?

I will soon be travelling to Japan. I have been told that Japan is a very cash-centric society and not every place will accept credit cards, therefore I should carry cash. My trip will be very mobile ...
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Where to offload dollars that have imperfections and slight rips in Cambodia?

I have a 100$ bill that has slight rip near the band, and no one wants it... Be it Pounds ripped in half I would just change them at the nearest bank in UK to new ones, but these are not Pounds and I ...
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How to get same-day emergency money in Thailand?

A Canadian guy at my hostel here in Bangkok lost his wallet last night so is without cash and cards. He flies back to Canada later today but needs some money to survive on and pay the hostel bill. He ...
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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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Exchanging older United States currency 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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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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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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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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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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Which major US bank chains have the lowest ATM fees for foreign cardholders?

I'm in the USA right now and would like to get some more cash with my non-US ATM card. However, a random sampling of ATMs at large banks (Wells Fargo, Citibank) has shown ATM fees in the $5-6 range, ...
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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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Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?

I am temporarily working in Germany, and am at a company where the onsite canteen only supports payment using an EC card. I am from the UK, where this concept doesn't exist (in fact, I think EC cards ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Efficient way of travelling with a lot of coins for coin machines

What would be the most efficient way to handle traveling to a touristy place such as Disney, San Francisco, Seaworld or Knott's Berry Farms where you know you will need many rolls of coins to go ...
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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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Carrying Bitcoin Internationally

I was reading this question and @Mikaveli's answer regarding a list of things not to bring, including money. So my question is, what if I bring my laptop across borders and its hard drive has a ...
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How much cash can I carry while travelling from India to Poland?

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of cash that I can carry?
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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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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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What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?

I am travelling to Rome, planning to carry 200 Euro cash, so I want to know coins/banknote they commonly use, so I know what to carry. Do they even use 1 Euro daily? In other countries I know there ...
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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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How can you quickly get accustomed to foreign coins?

On every trip I end up with piles of small coins. The reason, I find it quite difficult to identify foreign coins quickly. It is quite annoying to to read every value of a coin, especially in those ...
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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 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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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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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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Acceptance of payment cards and Euro in Bucharest

I shall shortly be spending 24 hours in Bucharest and would prefer not to change money for such a short visit. We have Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards. Our hotel is prepaid. Are cards ...
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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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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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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 ...