Are ATMs available throughout Samoa?
There are some ATMs situated in Apia, however you will likely need a cash reserve when travelling to remote areas and lesser-frequented locations within Samoa.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Samoa?
Credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners and JCB are accepted at major hotels, restaurants and stores in Samoa, however you will need cash for some local businesses and markets.
What are the commonly-used coins in Samoa?
Commonly used coins in Samoa are 10, 20 and 50 sene coins along with 1 and 2 tala coins.
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The Low Down on Samoan Currency
WS$ (SAT, ST or T)
Central Bank of Samoa
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2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 WS$
10, 20, 50 sene, 1 and 2 tālā
The official currency in Samoa is the tala and 1 tala is divided into 100 sene.
The terms ‘tālā’ and ‘sene’ translate directly into dollar and cent in the Samoan language. Introduced in 1967, the tala marked another step in Samoa’s political independence from New Zealand.
Pounds, New Zealand coinage and Samoan banknotes were the confusing precursor to the introduction of the Samoan tala.
The most commonly used bills for Samoan tala are the 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.
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