How to get your Dollars


Where could your Dollars take you?

The United States is home to an incredible variety of travel destinations, from the hustle and bustle of cities like New York (check out our ultimate NYC travel guide here), LA and San Francisco, to the beautiful landscapes of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. 

How far will your Dollars go?

Prices in the US vary hugely depending on where you are. These are the cheapest and most expensive US destinations:


The most expensive cities in the US are:




The cheapest cities in the US are:



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Three-course meal for 2

1. New York, NY



1. San Antonio, TV


2. San Francisco, CA



2. Knoxville, TV


3. Berkeley, CA



3. Cincinnati, OH


4. Brooklyn, NY



4. Tulsa, OK


5. Miami, FL



5. Detroit, MI


6. Washington, DC 



6. Tucson, AZ


7. Los Angeles, CA



7. Columbus, OH


8. Bellingham, WA



8. Little Rock, AR


9. Boston, MA



9. Colorado Springs, CO


10. Albany, NY



10. Boise, ID



*According to data collected by Numbeo 


How many Dollars will I need?

Since banks will charge you a fee for overseas transactions, it's best to bring a good amount of cash away with you. If you have Dollars leftover, you can always exchange them back into Pounds when you get home with our buy back service. 

Here's how much you can expect to pay for things in New York: 

  • A classic New York slice of pizza: $1-4 (£0.80-3.50)
  • Lunch at a food truck: $5-7 (£4-6)
  • Dinner with service at a mid-range restaurant: $40-50 (£30-40) 
  • Bottle of domestic beer: $7 (£5)
  • Bottle of wine in a supermarket: $15 (£12) 
  • Metro single ticket: $3 (£2.50)
  • Citi Bike day pass: $12 (£10)


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Dollar Cheat Sheet

The US Dollar is the most traded currency in the world and is considered as one of the world's most dominant reserve currencies. It is the sole currency of the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.


Notes: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100
Coins: 1 cent (penny), 5 cent (nickel), 10 cent (dime), 25 cent (quarter), 50 cent (half-dollar) and $1 (silver dollar).

Did you know?
The dollar is one of the only currencies where all banknotes are the same shape, weight, size and colour, regardless of their value. 

How much should I tip?




$1 per drink




$2-5 for porters / 5-10 for housekeeping

Buy Back

Leftover Dollars?

No problem. We'll buy back any notes you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to GBP300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buy back, email [email protected] with your order number. 

Don't just take our word for it

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