Whether you are heading to the Big Apple to catch a show, LA to spot a movie star or Hang Ten in Hawaii, you better get your head around how to finance your trip and pay for stuff in USD.
Have you been watching the USD exchange rates against the AUD, we can help you understand how much it will cost for your trip to North America before you board the flight.
Use our currency calculator for AUD to USD in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market.
Who else uses the US Dollar?
The US dollar is the official currency of the United States of America, although you will find its also widely used the areas below.
Parts of Africa use USD notes, we recommend to take Brand New Mint Notes in small denominations
South East Asia used to be common practice to take USD with you such as places like Vietnam. However over recent years the local currency is better to take with you if available as this is more accepted.
There are certain parts of South and Central America such as Peru where the USD is also heavily accepted and trusted over the local currency. Make sure to only take smaller denominations that are in very good condition as we have seen old notes refused in the past.
On a whole USD is the most traded currency in the world and should also be in your Plan B due to the ability to change in most destinations.
Notes and Coins
US Dollar (USD; symbol $) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.
Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home