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Posted by MalcolmBaird on 14/12/2011 at 22:33

Is it better to take US $ from Australia or to buy them in Phnom Penh using Aus $ or card?

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Posted by eastwest on 15/12/2011 at 01:22

The latter. Not because of exchange rate but more because of safety and security.

I don't think you'd feel very safe if you walk around with a big load of cash. Whether it's US or AUS dollars. Use your card and withdraw bigger amounts ($300-$500) because at the best bank, ANZ Royal, there is a fee per withdrawal ($5) and not a percentage.

Even if the exchange rate would be better in Australia you'd probably only gain $20 or so if you changed $2000. Ask yourself if it's worth $20 if that money got stolen or robbed...

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