The unit of currency is the cedi (C). There are C1000, C2000, C5000, C10, 000 and C20, 000 notes, as well as C100, C200, C250 and C500 coins.
The best currencies to bring are US dollars, UK pounds or euros. Barclays and Standard Chartered Banks exchange cash and well-recognized brands of travellers checks without a commission.
Foreign-exchange (forex) bureaus are dotted around most major towns, though there are fewer in the north. They usually offer a slightly better rate than the banks and stay open later. However, they don’t generally change travellers checks.
Most Barclays and Standard Chartered Banks throughout the country have ATMs where you can get a cash advance in cedis (up to about C800, 000 or US$80) with Visa or MasterCard.
Credit cards, generally only Visa and MasterCard, are accepted by major hotels and travel agencies.
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