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Currency in Cambodia

Currency in Cambodia

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Cambodia Whilst in Cambodia, most tourists visit the stunning archaeological sites of Angkor Wat or go on breathtaking adventures on bikes, in kayaks or on foot. To get the most out of your trip, it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. Want to learn more about the currency in Cambodia and how to get your hands on it for the best value: What currency is used in Cambodia How to buy Riel before you go AUD to KHR exchange rates Currency […]

Mexican Curreny

Currency in Mexico

The Travel Money Guide to Mexican Currency Whether relaxing in a beachside resort in Cancun, admiring the archaeological sites of Teotihuacan or participating in the Day of the Dead festival, Mexico has a wide range of attractions for many tourists. Therefore it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. Want to learn more about the Mexican Peso and how to get your hands on it for the best value: What currency is used in Mexico How to buy Mexican Peso before you go AUD to MXN exchange rates The […]

Chile currency

Currency in Chile

The Travel Money Guide to Chile’s currency for Australians Chile is one of our favourite jewels in South America. With so much to do like trekking the Patagonian glaciers or Cajon del Maipo, stargazing in Atacama desert, skiing down volcanos, seeing the mystical giant statues on Easter Island and visiting the old town of Santiago. But it isn’t a budget destination and to get the most out of your trip, it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. Want to learn more about the Chile currency and how to […]

Brazil Currency

Currency in Brazil

The Travel Money Guide to Brazil’s currency for Australians Visiting Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo or the Amazon are all great reasons to travel to Brazil. Whether you are going the beaches of Copacabana or to the extravagant Carnaval, a soccer game in Neo Quimica Arena or taking a boat cruise up the mighty Amazon river, Brazil will have you wanting to return. Part of going to Brazil is getting up to speed on the currency used in Brazil. In this guide learn more about the Brazilian Real and how to get  it for the best value. What currency is […]

Currency in Germany

Currency in Germany

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Germany Germany is a popular choice for travellers with Berlin, Munich and the Black Forest toping most lists. Berlin’s has become very cool with its lively nightlife, enthusiasm for arts and fashion. In addition it’s also home to the Brandenburg Gate. Munich is long associated with the international beer festival Oktoberfest. Finally the outstanding beauty of the Black Forest attracts many nature lovers. Make your savings go even further with a few clever choices, including how to exchange currency and pay for things in Germany. This guide helps you get a little more […]

Currency in Austria

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Austria Austria is a great country to visit with jaw dropping castles and architectural buildings, like the Schönbrunn palace and the Hofburg palace. Walking the picturesque streets in Vienna, classical music concerts in Salzburg and delicious wine in Wachau. Make your savings go even further with a few clever choices, including how to exchange currency and pay for things in Austria. This guide helps you get a little more savvy in your decision-making by giving you an overview on: The official currency of Austria The pros and cons of using a bank card […]

Currency in Sri Lanka

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, the land of ancient misty hills, rolling tea plantations, jungles, safari plains and a vibrant cultural heritage, is an easy travel destination. Especially in terms of currency – it’s easy to get money if you know everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. The official currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR). Buying Rupees outside of Sri Lanka before your trip isn’t advisable because it isn’t a major currency you’re probably not going to get a good rate outside Sri […]

Currency in Tahiti

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Tahiti Tahiti, the Queen of the South Pacific, is the largest in the French Polynesian chain of islands. But it isn’t a budget destination and to get the most out of your trip, it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. The official currency of Tahiti is the CFP Franc (XPF). It’s best to exchange money or use your credit card in Tahiti. If you can’t buy some before your trip, the next best options are Australian Dollars (AUD), US Dollars (USD) […]

Currency in Argentina

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Argentina Argentina, home to the tango and smokey grills, fútbol (soccer), and the vast Andes ranges, it’s a favourite location in South America. You mostly pay cash, so it’s a good idea to learn everything you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS). It’s best to have small denominations of Argentine Peso to spend in Argentina. If you can’t buy some before your trip, the next best options are US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR) or Brazilian Reals (BRL). You […]

Currency in Sweden

The Travel Money Guide to Currency in Sweden Sweden, the land of the Nobel Prize and northern lights, is often said to be expensive, but actually not everything in Sweden is expensive if you learn all you can about the local currency and payment options before you go. The official currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). In English krona literally means “crown.” It’s best to take Swedish Krona to Sweden. If you can’t buy some before your trip, the next best option is to bring US dollars (USD), Euros (EUR) or Pounds (GBP). Want to learn more about […]

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5 Australian Banks That Still Have Foreign Currency Exchange Services

If you are heading overseas and want to buy your foreign currency from a bank, the good news is, nearly every bank in Australia offers it as a service. The bad news? Well it’s a pretty bad service. Regardless of the bank, amount you need or currency you are buying, it can be very expensive and incredibly slow. If you are still keen to use a bank despite all this, here is a run down on what each bank will offer you. Of all the banks in Australia that we monitor, ANZ consistently has the best bank exchange rates for […]

Which Cities Have the Bluest Sky?

When sunlight hits the Earth’s atmosphere, it scatters into all the colours of the rainbow. Bam! Blue scatters the most because it has the smallest* electromagnetic waves, giving the atmosphere a blue glow. And so, there it is: blue is the colour of our bare sky. The colour you hope to see every morning when you wake up. But all blues are not made equal. Every city has its own range of hues. The level of ‘blueness’ depends on factors, including the angle of the sun, cloud cover, and air pollution – perhaps that’s why many of us head for […]

AUDGBP Forecast

2021 AUDGBP Dollar Forecasts

The Australian dollar against the British Pound (AUDGBP) changes every second. This article shares bank forecasts to help you predict changes in the AUDGBP rate.

AUDJPY Bank Forecasts 2021

2021 AUDJPY Dollar Forecasts

The Australian dollar against the Japanese Yen exchange rate (AUDJPY) changes every second. This article shares bank forecasts to help you predict changes in the AUDJPY rate.

AUDEUR Bank Forecast Euro Cash

2021 AUDEUR Dollar Forecasts

The Australian dollar against the Euro dollar exchange rate (AUDEUR) changes every second. This article shares bank forecasts to help you predict changes in the AUDEUR rate.

AUDNZD Bank Forecasts New Zealand Dollar Banknotes

2021 AUDNZD Dollar Forecasts

The Australian dollar against the New Zealand dollar exchange rate (AUDNZD) changes every second. This article shares bank forecasts to help you predict changes in the AUDNZD rate.

The Most Valuable Song from Every Country

Every country has its natural resources. And every country on Earth can count its musicians among them. Science has proved that music exists in all cultures. Songwriters everywhere create music for the same fundamental reasons, including ‘infant care, healing, dance, and love.’ But are they making the same bucks? S Money calculated the Spotify earnings of the most-streamed song by artists of every country. Then we counted the takings of the most Spotified track in each country and put both sets of data into interactive tables with playable clips. Scroll on for a pan-cultural hit parade. The most valuable song […]

The Australian Dollar Sinks to It’s Lowest Point this Year

This week, the AUD/USD fell below 76 cents for the first time in 2021. The main driver of the exchange rate seems to be a US Dollar that is getting stronger. But is now a good time to buy Australian Dollars?   Here comes the greenback The recent move lower has been on the back of the US dollar (also known as the greenback). The US Dollar has gotten stronger against most other currencies including the Australian dollar. This has caused the AUD/USD to fall. So why is the US Dollar getting stronger? The US economy is flying. Thanks to […]