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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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Best way to pay in Poland when I have Euros?

I have both cash and credit card in Euros but Poland uses zloty. What's the best way to go around and buy things in Poland, exchanging Euro currency or paying with my debit card (Swedbank), or ...
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Foreign Exchange Bureaux in Major Cities in the United States

Are there bureau de change in major cities in the United States (such as New York, or San Francisco) offering competitive rates (say within 1-2% of the current mid-rate for major currencies?). Banks ...
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Where in Hyderabad can I exchange Azerbaijani manats? [closed]

I need to exchange Azerbaijani manats in Hyderabad, India. Where can I do it?
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Where to hide your money in high-risk areas?

I am dangerously curious to explore places with a lot of criminality. If I were to get robbed on my expeditions, I would lose everything I am carrying, so what would be the best bet for hiding your ...
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Do I have to declare less than $10,000 in cash to US customs when coming back from vacation?

I'm confused after reading this article: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/much-money-can-bring-united-states-100169.html In the first paragraph, it states: "You may bring up to $10,000 in currency, ...
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Currency restrictions on entry/exit to Norway

I am traveling from the US to France, but my flight has a short lay-over in Oslo; can someone explain the currency restriction for entry/exit and whether it applies to travelers passing through. Edit ...
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Pay cash hotels booked with Agoda?

I have booked through Agoda.com some hotels, guesthouses and ryokan for a trip in Japan. Normally you are supposed to settle the hotel bill at check out (or at check in) using the same credit card ...
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Strange currency on websites Argentina

I checked prices on some sites and have feeling of strong misunderstanding: according to Wikw the currency os peso, but prices are in '$'. Moreover, the price seems to be unreasonably high, please see ...
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Alternatives to credit cards for paying abroad

I didn't go abroad for about ten years, and I'm out of the loop regarding the impact of modern technology on travel practices. The last time I went anywhere it was de riguer to take some currency and ...
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Proof of funds for cash savings in Russia (for a Canadian visitor visa)

I'm helping someone with a Canadian visitor visa application. The person in question resides in Russia, unfortunately doesn't have a bank account (and for various reasons doesn't want one), and keeps ...
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Does Euro work in Hungary? [duplicate]

I am finding it hard to buy Hungarian Forint in Bangalore, India. Can I take euros to Hungary? Will those work ?
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Applying for a Schengen visa from Sri Lanka

I am planing to travel to Amsterdam on September 20th-25th. I would like to clarify some points regarding the visa process. First one is: can I show a hotel reservation from booking.com (free ...
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UK or Poland better for buying US dollars? [closed]

For buying US dollars with Sterling, are the rates likely to be better in UK (before departure) or in Poland (en route)?
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Can I ask for cash back in a grocery store in Dubai as it's done in the US?

I try to be more precise in the question. Can I walk in a grocery store in Dubai and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with card as it's done in the US supermarkets?
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Money limit in the airport

Is there a limit to the money I can carry with me (in my suitcase) at the San Francisco, California, United States of America airport? If so, which is that limit? I will depart from SF.
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Traveling to Croatia - what currency shall I bring?

We are planning to travel to fairly rural Croatia for 2 weeks staying in Plitvice lakes then Pula. We had to pay for the accommodation in Pula with Euros and as such was wondering weather it would be ...
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Documenting money taking out of UK

I will be soon traveling to Pakistan from UK. I would like to take £8000 with me, based on rules anything below 10,000 euros doesn't need to be declared. How can I keep documentation other then bank ...
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3-month trip to California - Do I give my bank my Social Security Number? [closed]

While I am here, I opened an account to a popular Bank of the United States, where some money are being deposited now and then. When I opened the account (I asked for the simplest and minimum one), I ...
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Money exchange best value for a new middle-aged traveller [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Thailand in September and would like to know if is it better for me to change money here in Australia before I go or when I get to the airport in Bangkok. If here where would be the ...
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Are post-2013 US $100 bills widely accepted in Mongolia and worldwide?

I've picked up my currency today, and the US 100 dollar note had a new look, including a hologram plus it no longer being green. (All of the notes are crisp and clean) In countries where it's not the ...
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How can I avoid the 60 RMB commission at Pudong Airport exchange?

I exchanged my JPY at Pudong Airport for RMB, but the exchange counter charged me an eye-whooping 60 RMB commission for one transaction. It is ridiculous by my standards, and it was not the case in ...
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Why do Japanese ATMs dispense money stacked differently to those in the west? [closed]

I recently went to Japan (specifically Osaka and a few other places around Kansai) for the first time in my life, and had an amazing time. One of the many cultural differences I noticed was that ...
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Can I use Hong Kong dollars in Guangzhou?

I've read that you usually can't use Renminbi in Hong Kong. Is it possible to use Hong Kong dollars in Guangzhou (Canton)?
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Moving to Budapest - advice on bank account and carrier [closed]

I am moving to Budapest for work and I seek advice on choosing a bank account and mobile carrier. I am looking for a bank with English speakers as I don't speak Hungarian. I would like to minimize the ...
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Edward Elgar £20 notes in UK

So I got a few £20 notes which were intended to be given as pocket money on a child's trip to UK. As the notes looked differently and some were older than other I realized that: Elgar £20 note no ...
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Best place to convert Euros to US dollars in San Francisco [closed]

Is there any place (easily accessible by someone without a car) to exchange Euros to US dollars in San Francisco other than in the airport? For example, when I was in Lugano, Switzerland, it was far ...
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Traveling from NZ to USA, how much money do I need for CBP to let me in?

I'm traveling from New Zealand to North Carolina to stay with my partner for a number of weeks. My ESTA has been approved. While I'm staying with him, he will be covering my daily costs and ...
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How much cash can we carry to UK and Schengen area from India? [duplicate]

Will be traveling with my family of 4 to UK and Spain, although we have set up foreign currency cards in GBP and Euro, can we carry cash with us? If yes, how much and does it require some sort of ...
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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London

How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London. Is there a regulation by the Indian government or Uk Govt.
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How to tell if a travel location is “affordable”?

Disclaimer: The locations are just examples to set up the question and all prices are made up for the sake of the example and question. Background: Let's say I want to visit London or Busan, and my ...
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Is it okay to have less than 10,000 EUR when in Europe?

I want to travel to Europe but someone told me you must have 10000 euros. I don't really have that much money available. I wish to visit many places in Europe by the next year, but there is no ...
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Using USD dollars in taxi in Canada

Is a taxi in a major city in Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver, and such) likely to accept United States dollars (USD) in cash as payment?
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

When traveling abroad I have noticed that usually the exchange rate is more favourable if I withdraw the cash from ATM at the destination. But getting money this way has always caused me some trouble ...
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Least expensive way for a tourist to get cash in Israel? [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Forgot to get gas [closed]

I prepaid for gas and forgot to pump it but immediately returned to tell the cashier. But he would not return my money or let me get the gas. what should I do? This happened in Berwick Pennsylvania ...
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Amount of money needed to apply for a B1/B2 US visa in Russia? [duplicate]

I have a friend that wants to come and spend some time with me in the U.S. from Russia. She has told me that in order to get her visa approved she has to show that she financial means while here with ...
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Getting cash in Israel (least expensive way) [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Exchanging US dollars for Australian Dollars [duplicate]

Traveling to Australia, where is best place to exchange money? US Bank? Airport in LAX? SLC airport or in Australia
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If I bring travellers cheques will it work and if so how much money will I need for 7 days in Italy? [closed]

I want to go on holiday to Italy for my university summer vacation for seven days from Pakistan but I don't have a bank account. If I bring travellers cheques will it work and if so how much money ...
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Taxes refund for French citizen in Canada

I'm currently in internship in Canada. For every purchase I pay TPS and TVQ (Quebec) taxes. Is it possible to recover the taxes I paid at the end of my travel? How I should do?
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Where in Beyneu (Kazakhstan) can I get local money?

Does anyone know where to get tenge around the Kazakh Train Station of Beyneu? I'll be arriving there from Russia and need tenge to pay for Transport to Aktau
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Bringing coins back home from abroad; Is that unethical to do?

I have a bad habit of not properly utilizing foreign currency coins when I tour any country. When I pay in bills and get back coins I don't know why my brain is programmed to think of them as change ...
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Should I convert all of my remaining Yen in Japan or at my next destination?

I am Canadian and have been working in Japan for the past year. I am leaving Japan next week and travelling to New Zealand. I have wired most of my money home to my Canadian bank account, but will ...
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How to buy a ticket from France to the United States if the person flying won't have any proof of payment?

My friend lost his cash and bank cards while traveling in France. Now he wants to come home, and I am going to buy him a plane ticket. I have seen questions like this one, that say that he might ...
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Requirements for American citizen to enter Botswana for three months

I am an American citizen and will soon be traveling to Botswana, where I'll be staying for three months with a church. What are the entry requirements? Will I need proof of sufficient funds for my ...
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How much currency/cash can be carried in while travelling to India in flight?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary. How much euro's can I carry with me in flight when I travel back to India?
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USA, travelling with more than USD 10,000

I will be leaving for USA in a little while, and I plan to carry around USD 12,500. I will be visiting my son there, and I will hand over that cash to him then. As I understand, if the amount is more ...
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Do NY Metrocards with money ever expire?

Are there any instances when the yellow metrocard with money loaded on it ever expire? Or can I use it 10 years later?
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What tasks is it reasonable to get done while in layover, rather than in advance? [closed]

I am travelling overseas. It is going probably involve 2 layovers, first transferring between international flights, then transferring from international to domestic. I am really busy just before I ...

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