Frommer's lists exact prices in the local currency. However, rates fluctuate, so before departing consult a currency exchange website such as www.oanda.com or www.xe.com/ucc/convert/classic to check up-to-the-minute rates.
ATMs (cashpoints) are everywhere in Hawaii -- at banks, supermarkets, Longs Drugs, and Honolulu International Airport, and in some resorts and shopping centers. The Cirrus (www.mastercard.com; tel. 800/424-7787) and PLUS (www.visa.com; tel. 800/843-7587) networks span the country; you can find them even in remote regions. Go to your bank card's website to find ATM locations at your destination. Be sure you know your daily withdrawal limit before you depart.
Note: Many banks impose a fee every time you use a card at another bank's ATM, and that fee is often higher for international transactions (up to $5 or more) than for domestic ones (where they're rarely more than $2.50). In addition, the bank from which you withdraw cash may charge its own fee. Visitors from outside the U.S. should also find out whether their bank assesses a 1% to 3% fee on charges incurred abroad.
Credit cards are accepted everywhere except TheBus (on Oahu), taxicabs (all islands), and some small restaurants and bed-and-breakfast accommodations.
What Things Cost in Hawaii US$
Movie ticket (adult/child) 11/7.50
Taxi from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki 40.00
Entry to Bishop Museum (adult/child) 18.00/15.00
Entry to Wet 'n' Wild (adult/child) 42.00/32.00
Entry to Honolulu Zoo (adult/child) 14.00/6.00
Entry to Maui Ocean Center (adult/child) 25.00/18.00
Tour of Maui Tropical Plantation (adult/child) 15.00/5.00
Entry to Haleakala National Park (person/car) 5.00/10.00
Old Lahaina Luau (adult/child) 95.00/65.00
20-ounce soft drink at convenience store 2.50
16-ounce apple juice 3.50
Cup of coffee 3.00
Moderately priced three-course dinner without alcohol 50.00
Moderately priced Waikiki hotel room (double) 145.00-195.00
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.