Can you use other currencies in East Timor?
You will need USD when visiting East Timor as this is the official currency. Despite other currencies previously being used for business in East Timor, you may not want to you on them when visiting.
Are credit cards widely accepted in East Timor?
Credit cards are usually only accepted at hotels in East Timor. You can use credit cards to withdraw cash from ATMs, however this may not always be the case.
How much money will I spend daily in East Timor**?
This depends on your holiday/travel type, but should be around $50 USD to $150 USD.
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The Low Down on East Timorese Currency
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greenback, buck, dough, green
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1
The official currency used in East Timor is the US dollar. The decision to adopt the USD was made by the National Consultative Council (NCC) because it was seen as a strong and stable currency, widely accepted around the world.
Before adopting the US dollar as its official currency, several currencies were formerly circulated in East Timor including the Australian dollar, Indonesian rupiah, Portuguese escudo and Thai baht.
The most commonly used notes for USD in East Timor are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100.
What to spend your US dollars on
Street food meal
Local bottle of beer
Monthly transport pass
Resistance Museum entry fee
Must-sees in East Timor
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