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Travel Advice  How much does this cost in dollars?Converting the value of a foreign currency into US dollars is easy if you are carrying a calculator, but most of us travel without one.
ExamplesA vase in a country shop in England is priced at ₤15 (English Pound Sterling). If the exchange rate was $1.475 dollars to buy £1 Pound Sterling, use of a calculator would help you to compute the cost of the vase in dollars as $22.12 [15 x $1.475].
Another way of calculating cost conversion is to consider (using the same details provided in the example above) that one dollar is the equivalent of a fraction of a Pound Sterling (1/1.475 = 0.678 of a Pound Sterling). If the vase was priced at £15, then the cost in dollars would be calculated as 15 divided by 0.678 or $22.12. If you are traveling to Europe in countries participating in the Economic Union, the changeover to the Euro made currency conversion much easier, since you only need to know the relationship between the Dollar and the Euro (see our article on the Euro). If you need to find information about Destinations or other Things Travelers Need To Know, try Googling ThereArePlaces.
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