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1.5968
1,197.60
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Griffin Financial Logo
1.5940
1,195.50
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Moneycorp Logo
1.5939
1,195.43
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The Daily Telegraph Logo
1.5938
1,195.35
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ICE Logo
1.5927
1,194.53
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Debenhams Logo
1.5926
1,194.45
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ICICI Bank Logo
1.5924
1,194.30
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Ace FX Logo
1.5900
1,192.50
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Travel:Premier Logo
1.6024
1,192.27
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£5.95
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Marks & Spencer Logo
1.5873
1,190.48
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Free
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Travelex Logo
1.5845
1,188.38
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The Currency Club Logo
1.5841
1,188.08
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Free
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American Express Logo
1.5820
1,186.50
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Covent Garden FX Logo
1.5916
1,184.15
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£6.00
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Virgin Atlantic Logo
1.5733
1,179.98
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Post Office Logo
1.5660
1,174.50
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Natwest Logo
1.5512
1,163.40
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RBS Logo
1.5500
1,162.50
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Comparing US Dollars from 18 suppliers with exchange rates ranging from 1.5500 to 1.6024.

Best US Dollar Exchange Rates

Compare today's best US Dollar exchange rates here at Compare Holiday Money. We round up and compare the UK's biggest currency suppliers to help you identify who could save you the most money on your holiday to the States. Trust us to find you the best deals!

We found 18 suppliers offering US Dollars in the UK. Compare them all using our free comparison service and let us show you who could save you the most money.

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US Dollars

Travel Alerts

The FCO issue regularly updated travel alerts to try and keep travelers safe. We monitor all alerts for America and update this page as soon as the advice changes.

  • There are no current travel alerts for the United States.

United States Dollar Currency Guide

The US Dollar (or American Dollar) is the official standard unit of currency in the United States of America, and the unofficial currency of more than 10 other countries around the world including: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lebanon, and Zimbabwe. The US Dollar is often used when the local official currency is unstable and this can be a warning sign to travellers. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) publish traveller advice under the banner of ‘Know Before You Go’ for the following countries: Afghanistan External link opens in a new window, Cambodia External link opens in a new window, Lebanon External link opens in a new window and Zimbabwe External link opens in a new window

US Dollars are the most traded currency in the world, the most federally reserved currency in the world, and with more than $800bn in circulation; have the second-highest combined value of banknotes and coins in the world after the Euro. Over 20 additional smaller currencies are pegged to the USD by means of a fixed exchange rate. The US Dollar uses the International Standard Currency Code: USD.

…take about about £1300 with them…

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is contracted to print US Dollar banknotes and the United States Mint is liable for producing coins. Ultimate responsibility for maintaining the US Dollar lies with the US government; with the Federal Open Market Committee tasked with determining monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve System in control of cash flow.

If you are travelling to the United States then you should make sure you have checked the latest travel advice External link opens in a new window especially regarding credit cards. Based upon our site visitors between 1st of August and 31st of October 2013 the average US visitor takes about £1,300 ($2093) with them on holiday in cash. You should budget about $100 to $200 a day.

Whilst in the United States you must carry your passport showing that you have leave to enter the country at all times. In some states you may be arrested and detained if you do have this with you.

What do US Dollar bank notes look like?

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US Dollar Official and Unofficial Users


The US Dollar is the offical currency in the United States, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

It is unoffically, but frequently, accepted in Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cambodia, East Timor, Lebanon, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Caribbean Netherlands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and British Indian Ocean Territory.

Last updated 18/11/2013

18/11 Editorial Change: Updated average order values.
19/08 Editorial Change: Added Currency Images.
22/07 Editorial Change: Updated the FCO link to the new Gov.uk site.
08/07 Editorial Change: Updated passport and leave to enter rules.

References

FCO. (2013). USA travel advice – GOV.UK. Available: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa. Last accessed 25th November 2013.

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We found 18 currency suppliers in the UK offering US Dollars.

USD Rate

This is the exchange rate that each supplier is currently offering if you order online now.

£750 Buys

This is the amount of currency you will receive if you spend £750, and includes any applicable delivery costs.

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Collection

Indicates whether or not you can collect your currency in person from the supplier.

A special case applies to the Post Office. You can order your currency online from the Post Office at their advertised rate and have it delivered to your local branch for collection, but if you walk in "off the street" to your local branch you will usually get a lower rate than if you ordered online.

Delivery Cost

The delivery costs associated with ordering from each supplier.

These costs have been automatically accounted for under the '£750 Buys' column, with the amount of currency you would receive being adjusted accordingly.

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