Frommer’s lists exact prices in the local currency. The currency conversions quoted below were correct at press time. However, rates fluctuate, so before departing, consult a currency exchange website such as www.oanda.com or www.xe.com/currencyconverter to check up-to-the-minute rates.
What Things Cost in Hawaii US$
Movie ticket (adult/child)12.00/9.00
Taxi from Honolulu airport to Waikiki 40.00–45.00
Entry to Bishop Museum (adult/child) 23.00/15.00
Entry to Wet ’n’ Wild (adult/child) 50.00/38.00
Entry to Honolulu Zoo (adult/child) 14.00/6.00
Entry to Maui Ocean Center (adult/child) 30.00/20.00
Old Lahaina Luau (adult/child) 115.00/78.00
Entry to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (car) 25.00
Moderately priced three-course dinner without alcohol 70.00 per person
20-ounce soft drink at convenience store 2.50
16-ounce apple juice 3.50
Cup of coffee 3.00
Moderately priced Waikiki hotel room (double) 165.00–225.00
ATMs (cashpoints) are everywhere in Hawaii—at banks, supermarkets, Long’s Drugs, and Honolulu International Airport, as well as in some resorts and shopping centers.
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 (rarely more than $2.50). In addition, the bank from which you withdraw cash is likely to 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 on the public buses, most taxicabs (all islands), and some small restaurants and B&B accommodations.
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.