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USA's currency

The currency in the United States is the dollar, if you are not from the USA the you can want to find the most up to date exchange rate, click here.

Sample Prices

It is always a good idea to budget for a trip so you don’t run out of money. Here are a few sample prices to help you plan your holiday in America:

Hamburger = $2
Ticket to a major league baseball game = from $5
Broadway show = $150-$250
Shot-gun Las Vegas wedding = $200
Average room prices = a cheap room will cost $15-60, something mid-range from $60-100, and a classy pad $100-180.
Average meal prices = a budget meal is $4-10, a nicer restaurant will charge $10-$15 for a meal, and something high-end you’re looking at $15-20

These prices are in American dollars, are correct as of 03/12/09 and are subject to change


Tipping is a big thing in the States and you’ll be expected to give 15% or more in cafes, restaurants, bars, and hotels.  Taxi drivers will expect the same.

Banking hours

In general the banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 5 pm.  As for credit cards – if you can’t use it in the USA then you probably can’t use it anywhere!  Travelers checks are accepted and you can exchange these for cash at any bank, provided you have your passport for ID.

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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