How to get your Dollars

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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, LA and San Francisco, to the beautiful landscapes of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. 

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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.

Denominations

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 bring with me?

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. 

Prices in the US vary hugely depending on where you are. For a rough estimate of how much you'll need, take a look at our interactive budget calculator. 

 

The most expensive cities in the US* are:

 

 

 

The cheapest cities in the US are:

 

City

Three-course
meal for 2                        

 

City

Three-course meal for 2

1. New York, NY

£63.88

 

1. San Antonio, TV

£27.49

2. San Francisco, CA

£61.94

 

2. Knoxville, TV

£30.97

3. Berkeley, CA

£61.94

 

3. Cincinnati, OH

£30.97

4. Brooklyn, NY

£57.53

 

4. Tulsa, OK

£30.97

5. Miami, FL

£54.20

 

5. Detroit, MI

£30.97

6. Washington, DC 

£54.20

 

6. Tucson, AZ

£34.84

7. Los Angeles, CA

£54.20

 

7. Columbus, OH

£34.84

8. Bellingham, WA

£54.20

 

8. Little Rock, AR

£34.84

9. Boston, MA

£53.42

 

9. Colorado Springs, CO

£36.78

10. Albany, NY

£50.33

 

10. Boise, ID

£36.78

 

*According to data collected by Numbeo 

How much should i tip?

Restaurants

10-20%

Bars

$1 per drink

Taxis

10-20%

Hotels

$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