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best exchange rate USD/BOB

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best exchange rate USD/BOB

What is the best place to change money both in the airport and downtown La Paz?

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Edmonton, Canada
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1. Re: best exchange rate USD/BOB

Don't remember seeing a place at the airport but cambios are the place to go in town. Their rates are all about the same.

Cochabamba, Bolivia
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2. Re: best exchange rate USD/BOB

Avoid the airport exchange.

Casas de cambio are often not much better.

Street corner libre cambistas are usually the best.

Another option for a good rate of exchange is to buy something in a supermarket and pay in US $$.

At the moment the rates are :

Banks 6.86B´s per US$.

Libre cambistas 6.90.

Supermarket 6.93.

Shop around !

Edited: 03 July 2011, 23:30
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3. Re: best exchange rate USD/BOB

For people coming from Puno. Rates were better at exhange offices around central market in Puno (40 sols for 100 Bols, or 2.75 sols for 1 USD) than at either side of the border or in copa. We also read that there wasn't a working ATM for foreign cards in Copa,, but that's not true now. we easily got money out on July 3, 2011!

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After Bolivia we will proceed to Chile (Antofagasta) and Argentina (Salta). Does anybody know if remaining Bolivianos can be exchanged in pesos in these countries or it is better to convert them back to USD in Bolivia?

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