Member since 16 Dec 2011
Total posts 40
I don't think i've spent $100 in cash this year, but I have read that cash is still very much needed in the US for tips, and businesses that don't do paywave or credit cards. How true is this? We will be doing all the usual tourist things and will spend most of our time on the East and West coasts in the cities.
We are going on a one month trip so need to factor in how much to take and then how costly/difficult it will be to get more. I have a citi Global Currency account, but as Citi Australia was sold to NAB, i'm not sure if the fee free arrangements for Citi ATMs is still valid.
I also assume I need a lot of smaller bills. Do travelex, etc. let you specify the denominations?
Member since 07 Jan 2011
Total posts 202
I usually allocate US$50 per day in cash when I visit the 'States. Where are you based? In my experience the city centre currency exchangers have the best rates.
I am near Sydney so I can go in if need be.
City Forex had decent rates pre-Covid - https://goo.gl/maps/g2skebHiMZnSwoNJ9
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