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Where can I use US Dollar?

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 much spending money will I need for US?

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:




Three-course meal for 2:  



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 much spending money will I need for US?

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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What denominations does the US Dollar come in?

The US Dollar comes in the following denominations:


$1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100


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. 

Buy Back

Leftover US Dollars?

We'll buy back leftover US Dollars at excellent USD exchange rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

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