The unit of currency is the Tala (ST$), made of 100 Sene. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, shops, rental car agencies and travel agents. The best currencies to carry are Australian, New Zealand or US dollars, which can be exchanged at all banks. Most ATMs accept the full range of international credit cards and travellers cheques and cash can be exchanged in banks and currency exchange bureaux in Apia and at the airport.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Samoa||ST 1||ST 5||ST 10||ST 100||ST 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.52||A$ 2.62||A$ 5.23||A$ 52.33||A$ 523.30|
|Canada||C$ 0.51||C$ 2.54||C$ 5.08||C$ 50.80||C$ 507.97|
|Ireland||€ 0.36||€ 1.79||€ 3.59||€ 35.89||€ 358.87|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.55||NZ$ 2.73||NZ$ 5.46||NZ$ 54.64||NZ$ 546.39|
|South Africa||R 4.88||R 24.40||R 48.79||R 487.92||R 4,879.21|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.28||£ 1.40||£ 2.79||£ 27.90||£ 279.04|
|United States of America||US$ 0.42||US$ 2.12||US$ 4.24||US$ 42.37||US$ 423.69|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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