Currency in United States

The currency in the USA is the called the Dollar. American paper currency is issued in several denominations: 1 dollar, 2 dollars, 5 dollars, 10 dollars, 20 dollars, 50 dollars, and 100 dollars. The coins are also of several denominations, with the most common being: 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, and 1dollar.

Although the USA is a country where debit and credit cards are widely accepted, you will certainly need cash here – you are expected to tip everyone from taxi drivers and hotel porters to waiting and bar staff. Before your USA holiday, get some US dollars and ask for small denominations so that you’re ready to tip as soon as you arrive. Be sure to continue breaking larger denomination notes into smaller denominations so you always have one dollar notes for those small tips.

You can use your credit cards as debit card almost everywhere and keep your cash reserves for emergencies. SOTC can help you with your currency exchange before you head out for your trip and also help you get a better exchange rate.

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