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Money and Tipping in Los Angeles

CURRENCY

Official currency of USA is the American Dollar (USD) $

There are 100 cents in an American Dollar.

Dollar Coins: $1
Cent Coins: 1, 5 (nickel), 10 (dime), 25 (quarter), 50
Dollar Notes: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100


CREDIT CARDS

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are all widely accepted in Los Angeles for Shopping, restaurants, Hotel bills, etc.

MONEY EXCHANGE

You can change cash at Banks or various money changing shops in Los Angeles.

There are many ATM machines in Los Angeles, which may be cheaper to withdraw money using your debit or credit card, but this depends on your individual bank charges!!

BANKS OPENING TIMES

Generally 09:00 – 17:00 (Mon – Fri)
(The majority of banks are closed at weekends, but some open until around 13:00 on Saturdays)

TIPPING

Restaurants: 15% – 20%

Taxis: 10% – 15%

Bars: $1 a drink

Chambermaid: $3 a day

Room service waiter 10%

Porter at hotel: $2

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