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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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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Can I exchange Euro notes to DKK in Copenhagen (airport)?

As im traveling to Copenhagen this Friday (11-3) and I will be bringing some Euro notes and some DKK with me. As it's not that much DKK and its too late now to order more from the bank is it possible ...
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Currency needed for stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport

We have a short stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport and would like to know what currency can be used in shops there please.
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Booked a room 5 months ago, now hotel lowers the price, what can I do?

About 5 months ago, I booked a room in a hotel for my honeymoon (via the hotel website). During the booking process, I was notified that there were only 3 rooms left and that the price provided was ...
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How to withdraw Euros from an ATM in Warsaw?

I am a tourist in Warsaw, Poland. I want to withdraw some Euros. Could anybody suggest how I do that, as I have a Euro card and want to avoid conversion charges.
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Which denomination banknotes should I take to Philippines?

I'm travelling to the Philippines and ordered/received my pesos in advance as I'm not sure if there will be many cash machines in the areas I'll be going to, that and I also don't trust my bank to ...
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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 ...
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In Morocco, do you get better prices for paying in Euros?

On a previous trip to Tunisia, I was slightly surprised to discover that many tourist-focused vendors (though not all) offered two prices, one in Euros and one in Dinar, with the Euro price quite a ...
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Where should I exchange euros to rubles? [duplicate]

Where should I exchange euros to rubles once I arrive in Russia (Example: Moscow (at any of the three airports))? Is there a special place directly at/near the airport that takes care of this? Or ...
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Still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

As a visitor to the US from Canada, is it possible to use Canadian money, especially coins, at businesses in the US? What about vending machines?
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Negotiating cultures: tips on bargaining [duplicate]

In Argentina I was once charged the "gringo" rate for a bus and was later told I could have negotiated the price because locals pay less. From an ex-colleague who spent 6 months in China I heard you ...
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Disclosure of funds at a Canadian airport

So I might be going to Canada if they approve my visa. They asked for the amount of money I'll be taking there (via the application form) during my visit and they asked proof for it (bank statements ...
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Buying local currency in Argentina

My wife will be in La Plata, Argentina for a few weeks. The nature of her visit makes it difficult to know in advance how much local currency she will need and we would like to avoid ATMs. Anyone have ...
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How to draw cash when ATM does not accept card?

I'm travelling in South America (In Argentina currently), and no ATM will accept my card. The card is a VISA and has a magnetic strip (and pin number), but no chip. It works at supermarkets and ...
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How to take my money on holiday - Prepaid card or creditcard? [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK and travelling to South Africa in two months. I'm slightly against carrying a lot of cash since I have a habit of losing things and we are going to be staying in a lot of different ...
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Traveling to Colombia - cash or card?

My first question about Colombia - definitely not last. I am going to Colombia at the beginning of April 2016 for (just) 16 days. I am just wondering what would be the best way of keeping my money ...
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How can I spend older Canadian money?

I'm going to Toronto later this year. I have some older Canadian currency on hand that I would like to spend. I understand Canada has recently transitioned to polymer banknotes, so I am wondering ...
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Maximum withdrawal from an ATM in the USA

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in the USA? I have a UK credit and debit card and can use either to withdraw cash. I know I will be charged a fee so I want to withdraw as much ...
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Visiting India - what amount of cash is recommended, and in which currency?

I am planning to travel to India, for about two weeks. I will mostly stay near or in Delhi, not in the countryside. I plan to pay whatever I can with (US) credit cards, and I don't expect any issues ...
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Euro or USD acceptance in Mauritius

I note a booking with Booking.com informs that the room charged is given in Euro. Does that imply that Euro (and perhaps USD) is generally accepted in Mauritius?
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Anywhere in the Philippines with fee-free ATMs?

I've spent quite a few hours of my vacation in the Philippines looking for fee-free ATMs. I've tried perhaps 20 different ATMs across the Philippines. Unfortunately, they all charged a 200 peso fee ...
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Use of US Dollar in Bahamas

The Bahamian dollar is exchanging 1 to 1 to the US Dollar. On top of this a lot of Cruise Ships originating in the US make a stop at Nassau. Does that mean that I can use US Dollars in Bahamas just ...
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First time travelling alone, and on a connecting flight, I have a few questions

I am taking my first solo trip from London to Sao Paulo in just over a month and I have a few questions. I have booked the hotel, the flights, and got all other things (apart from getting money ...
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Is there a fee-free ATM at Manila Airport (MNL) and what is the maximum withdrawal amount per transaction?

I have a US bank debit card (CapitalOne 360, formerly INGDirect) that lets me make withdrawals for free, in the local currency, and at the prevailing official MasterCard market exchange rates (which ...
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What is a safe way to carry money and passport at night?

I will be in Lisbon at night (4:00 am) soon, and there will be no buses or metros. I won't be in an hotel, but in a shared hostel. So I will be having my passport and my money (cash money) with me ...
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Better to buy HKD with USD than with other currencies?

In a lot of places, the exchange rate for buying their currency with USD, is significantly better than buying with any other currency. Relative to the "inter-bank exchange rate" you see on Google ...
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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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Which is the best way to bring money in USA [duplicate]

In a few weeks I'll travel from Europe to USA. I'll stay there for some months and in my fisrt period there I'll need a large ammount of money for living there (let's say 2000-3000$). So my question ...