Continuing on the theme of Common Questions About Traveling (to Mexico): There are a group of questions that come up on expat forums whose answers don’t change, but it can take a ½ hour of typing to really answer the question well. This article describes the ins-and-outs of changing money in Mexico and the USA, how to get reliable exchange rates, and how the credit card, bank debit cards, and ATM systems work.
Some “expat experts” proclaim:
~~ Using a credit card will always give you the worst exchange rates anywhere in the world. ~~
~~ Credit cards always give the best exchange rates. ~~
~~ ATMs are the only way to go! ~~
~~ Where did you find exchange rates? ~~
~~ None of us have enough money to ever get the published rate. ~~
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