Pay in Local Currency While You Are Travelling. It Is Cheaper

Should you pay in local or home currency while travelling?

Short answer. Pay in local currency. For example, I have a credit card from the US and I’m going to be in Hong Kong for my vacation. I should pay in Hong Kong dollar.

Long answer. There’s something about DCC that you have to pay a small fee for the customer to see the amount in home currency in the receipt. Here’s an example.

If I had paid in US dollar, I would have paid \$0.81 more. It doesn’t seem like a lot but it definitely adds up. I checked my credit card transaction and it showed \$19.33. It’s also good if you can get the card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fee.

Feb 25th, 2017