Should I exchange money before I travel to Europe?
Avoid (or at least minimize) cash exchange.In general, I avoid exchanging money in Europe; it’s a big rip-off. On average, at a bank you lose about 8 percent when you change dollars to euros or another foreign currency. A good rule of thumb: The difference between the buy and sell rates should be less than 10 percent.
Should I exchange money before I travel to Mexico?
Exchange Money Before Your TripIt’s a good idea to get some Mexican pesos before your arrival in Mexico, if possible (your bank, travel agency, or exchange bureau should be able to arrange this for you). Although you won’t receive the best rate of exchange, it may save you worries upon your arrival.
Should I exchange money before I travel to Thailand?
Don’t change money over Thai baht before you get to Thailand. You can change your currency to Thai baht 24 hours a day at the airport. There is NO reason to bring any Thai baht with you to Thailand! Stores and hotels usually have a lower exchange rate than the many bank money changers.