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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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US citizen traveling to Russia. What is the best way to carry money for expenses? [closed]

My husband and I have been invited to Ekaterinburg, Russia, by a friend for two weeks. What is the best way to take money for expenses and to pay for our hotel?
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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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Are there benefits in travel insurance for travelers with deep pockets?

In my understanding (and I may be wrong), on average insurance costs you more than amount of claims insurer expects to pay you. So if you can afford the losses, you can expect to pay less when you don'...
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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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Can I take CUC/CUP notes out of Cuba?

I'm visiting Cuba soon and have just read an excellent answer about the Cuban CUC and CUP bank notes. I have a retired friend who collects bank notes and I usually bring him back some low-value bills ...
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Proof of earnings - what to do if I am a full time student?

I am from Costa Rica and I wish to go to Scotland for tourism & to visit my UK citizen boyfriend in December. I'll be staying there with him in his flat for 5 weeks, and he also will support me ...
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Can I search flights by price and not by destination?

I might be taking part in a challenge where you have to get as far away from the starting location as you can in 36 hours. The challenge is that you have to raise all the money on the day. This has ...
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UK Tour - Cash or Credit Card

I will be soon travelling to London and I wanted to get a bit of advise from those who have been there already. Would you guys prefer using credit / debit card in café and shopping malls or should we ...
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What happens if my wallet is lost or stolen while abroad?

I am planning a trip to eastern/northern Europe - this will be my first time traveling outside of the United States. My plan was to have a set amount of USD converted to foreign currency, then put ...
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Paid for tickets, but didn't receive the tickets. What should I do?

I tried to buy a flight ticket on trip.ru. I went through all the steps, I filled all the forms correctly, my bank account was charged, and then instead of showing the page with the confirmation text,...
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How can I exchange a set of coins with different currencies into USD or gift cards in the US? [duplicate]

I have a stack of coins that have different currencies. Where can I conveniently convert them into USD or (less preferable) gift cards? Ideally, I would like 1) not to have to sort them 2) avoid fees ...
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Japan: current ATM vs bank exchange situation?

I travelled to Japan 7 years ago and only brought euros in cash back then and exchanged everything to yen in a bank. What is the situation now? Are European-issued cards more accessible in Japan? Is ...
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Is it safe to carry $10000? [closed]

I am immigrating to Canada and need to carry $12500 with me. Is it safe to carry such amount in cash with me?. What is the limit for amount of cash we can carry in a single flight? (Government of ...
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The procedure of tipping in the US [duplicate]

I recently went to the US and was a little bit confused about the tipping procedure sometimes. I found many resources on how much to tip, but now how exactly it goes down. To my understanding, tipping ...
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Travel to Hawaii for first time from Kansas, USA [closed]

I am living in Kansas city. I have only heard about Hawaii, never actually went there. Planning a vacation for 3-4 weeks. I want to experience all the best things about Hawaii. I don't care what other ...
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How do you use ATM machines abroad? [closed]

I will be traveling abroad and plan on bring no more than €400 in cash (I don't like carrying lots of cash in general). My bank charges no fees in Europe and I was wondering how I withdraw money out ...
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Exchanging Costa Rican Colones in Nicaragua

We arrived on the bus to Nicaragua recently and read that the best way to exchange Costa Rican Colones to Nicaraguan Cordobas was at the border. We have about 89,000 Colones (approx. $154) in cash ...
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Where to Change BOBs in Montreal?

Going through leftover foreign currency, I found several where I had enough to make the amount non-trivial. I managed to change every currency except for the Bolivian Boliviano. Even went to TD ...
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1-week holiday in Fiji. How to carry my cash?

This is my first time travelling overseas by myself. I will be travelling from New Zealand to Fiji for one week. I thought about bringing credit cards but it seems like many places charge an extra ...
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How to buy a bus ticket to Reykjavik when arriving to Keflavik airport late at night?

I will arrive in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport at 23:10, and would like to take a Stræto bus within Reykjavík the following morning at around 07:30. How might I get hold of the ticket ...
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US passenger declaration currency requirement

My mother came from Korea to visit me in the US, and I am travelling back to Korea with her. Do I need to make a joint passenger declaration when we leave together? She already had her money with ...
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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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Canada Visitor Visa Proof Of Funds

Im trying to apply for a Canada Tourist Visa to go and visit a friend for a period of 12-days. Amongst a dozen other things I must show proof of funds. Proof of funds, according to Canada Imigration ...
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Record low exchange rate for a country I'll be visiting next year - how can I take advantage?

I will be travelling to another country in one year. While trip planning, I noticed that the exchange rate is more favorable right now than it has been in the last 10 years. In fact, the dollar will ...
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Is there a “best” area in Queensland's Sunshine Coast for currency exchanges?

In other countries I find tourist areas have more money changers and thus greater competition and more competitive rates. The Sunshine Coast generally is a tourist area but is also very suburban, ...
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No credit card, but debit with vpay in Sweden

I'm doing a round-trip right now and would like to visit Sweden, but I'm wondering how far I would get with just a normal debit card with v-pay. Are there ATMs in smaller towns? (Along Inlandsbanan) ...
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In Vietnam, which is the best bank for withdrawing from Mastercard?

I visit Vietnam occasionally. Something that strikes me is how very restrictive and imposing the ATM's are. Many of them seem to have a withdrawal limit of 3000000 VND which is only about 110 USD. ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

Whenever I shop at airports abroad, I always get asked to choose between the currency options while paying via my credit card. One is the local currency and another one is the currency of the country ...
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What is the process for withdrawing money at the counter of a Thai bank with a foreign ATM/debit/credit card?

It turns out that Thailand now has some of the highest international ATM fees in the world! ฿220 baht ($6.50 USD, €5.70 EUR, $8.30 AUD) In searching the internet for info on how to avoid or minimize ...
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Do businesses in St. Petersburg and Moscow typically charge extra fees when you pay by card?

I intend to use Norwegian VISA cards (both debit and credit) in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Due to my bank's fee structure, it is generally preferable for me to use these cards directly in ...
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London flea market

Some years ago, early 2000s, I shopped in a flea market in London that had Roman coins, spoons, and other old artifacts. It was in an unused tube station entrance. I'm headed to London and would love ...
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How can I get a postal order or cheque in British Pounds from outside of the UK?

Is there an online service where you can order valid cheques in pounds or a Royal Mail postal order from outside of the UK (more precisely in Belgium)? I need a cheque or a postal order in pounds ...
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I'm bringing money from Kuwait to Australia via the Philippines

I will be staying one night in the Philippines then return to Australia. Will I have any trouble bringing $10,000.00 dollars Australian back through these countries
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Are there ATMs at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts?

Heading to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts fairly soon, I've just discovered I don't have as much USD cash as I thought I had left from my last trip west... We've been told we'll ...
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Exchange old US dollar bills in Australia [duplicate]

I am in Brisbane and have two $100 US dollar bills from the 1985 series. I went to money exchanges and banks, but no one is accepting it. Any idea where I can change them in Australia and, in ...
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Where can I exchange foreign coins and bills for American cash? [closed]

So i have all you see in the picture.
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Drawing cash as UK citizens while visiting US

We’re off to the States, East to West, and I have lots of credit cards etc. but have a problem. We used to have a Citibank account based in the UK but accessible in the States so that we could draw ...
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Using Bitcoin as a cash withdrawal method in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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Can I pay for stuff in Euros in the UK?

I will be travelling around Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Ireland) in July. Of all the countries that we are visiting, the UK is the only one not to use the euro ...
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Having pesos before arriving in Argentina

Do I need to obtain pesos before I arrive in Argentina? I am going to fly into Buenos Aires and then to Mendoza to meet my friend and only anticipate maybe purchasing food/water in the airport. Can I ...
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Large cash requirement (2700 USD) for Russian citizens to fly to the US? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is Russian. Last night we tried to fly her to the US on a valid tourist visa. She was stopped at DME and told she would be required to have $2700 USD to get back home immediately even ...
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Currency restrictions travelling outside of United States

I'm planning a trip to UK from United States, I have a question, How much cash I can keep with me, is there any legal maximum limit ? I'm a US resident Really appreciate your help,
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Will a British bank allow a British citizen an account denominated in U.S. dollars?

I am planning a trip to the USA, for which I will need spending money. I have a brokerage account that is denominated in U.S. dollars and I would like, if possible, to use the proceeds from this so ...
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Is it allowed to take Som out of Uzbekistan?

I always take some money home as a souvenir. Uzbekistan seems to have very strict laws regarding cash export. Am I allowed to take some of their local currency out of the country?
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limitations of cash while traveling

I want to plan a vacation to Phillipines from India. How much cash am I allowed​ to carry? Also, should I carry the cash in Indian rupee (INR) or I should carry it in USD?
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Is opening an account in the USA still a viable option for a foreign traveler?

I am from the UK and will be traveling and working in the US for four months. Since I will be traveling about, I really don't want to have a lot of cash on me from getting paid. I also want to ...
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Europe -> Mainland CN -> Taiwan max Cash?

According to here / here you need not declare up to $5'000 cash entering China / up to $10'000 entering Taiwan. What if I am transiting Beijing on my way to Taipei?
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Is this a legit ESTA application? [duplicate]

I filled an ESTA application. Two days later I received the following email from info@estausa.org Dear John Doe, We kindly ask you to reconfirm your Gender – Male or Female? Before we ...
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Is there a foreign exchange/currency limit when leaving India?

I am an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI); I'm leaving India and have some spare cash in Rupees. I would like to covert Rupees to USD for travel expenses. Is there a limit on USD cash or travellers ...