The 2021 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 […]
The Travel Money Guide to Sri Lanka’s Currency 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 Lanka. […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you are heading overseas and want to buy your foreign currency from a bank, there are only few left in Australia that offer foreign exchange as a 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. At the start of 2020, 10 Australian banks offered foreign currency exchange services. Since then, a number of them have suspended or removed the service. Here are […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Australian dollar against the US dollar exchange rate (AUDUSD) changes every second. This article shares bank forecasts to help you predict changes in the AUDUSD rate.
New Zealand dollar exchange rates and forecasts change all the time. This article looks at bank predictions and is updated regularly.
Australian dollar exchange rates and forecasts change all the time. This article looks at bank predictions and is updated regularly.
Since March 2020, the Australian dollar has been on a march towards 80 cents agains the US dollar. In the first week of 2020, it reached 0.7816 before easing off. Despite the recent drop, many economists are predicting the Australian dollar (AUD) to reach and move above 80 US cents this year. Here’s why: Massive Chinese demand for Australian commodities like iron ore A stronger than expected recovery in the Aussie economy A falling US dollar Let’s have a look at each of them in a little more detail. China is on the move The coronavirus hit every economy hard […]
Two of Australia’s big banks have upgraded their forecast as the AUD/USD exchange rate hit a fresh 2 and a half year high above 76 cents. The National Australia Bank now expects the Australian dollar to move up to between 80 and 85 cents in the back half of next year. Westpac also increase their prediction for the AUD with a forecast of 82 cents by the end of 2021. Why the Australian dollar is rising There are a dozens of reasons why the Aussie dollar has been getting stronger. These include: Rising commodity prices like iron ore The […]