U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
9,033 posts, read 8,377,115 times
Reputation: 5652

Advertisements

or cash machine, cash point, etc., how much cash do you usually withdraw, and in what denominations?

I usually get $100, always in $20 bills. It seems that ATMs in the US don't dispense any other denomination, at least not that I've seen at any time during the past ~25 years. I do remember that when I was in college, the ATM would dispense a minimum of $5, but that was a LONG time ago.

When I lived in Europe (NL and Belgium), it was usually two €50 notes. I always found it strange that $50 bills are so rare in the US while €50 notes are so ubiquitous in Europe, even though they're worth more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:50 AM
 
1,561 posts, read 1,367,897 times
Reputation: 1952
lol ATM in Italy is Agenzia Trasporti Milano (the society which runs public transports in Milan).
Back in topic, I usually get 50 € in banknotes of 5 or 10€, rarely 20€ and even more seldom an entire one by 50€.
Obviously, I retire much more when I have higher expenses to do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: A bleak and gloomy place
5,043 posts, read 5,521,790 times
Reputation: 3806
I rarely withdraw cash. Maybe 2-3 times per year here in Norway. Debit and credit cards are accepted almost anywhere. It is a different story when I am abroad, though.

200 NOK (33 USD / 24 EUR / 20 GBP) is usually the smallest denomination available here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,668 posts, read 71,574,557 times
Reputation: 35869
In the USA, $500 is usually the withdrawal limit, a few are higher, and some in bank lobbies are lower, to discourage non-accountholders from using them.

I never take less than $500, because the fee is the same no matter how much I take. It is always 20s, but a few machines in ghettos also give tens. Then I have to go to the teller anyway, to change the wad of 20s into 100s, and they often don't even have any 100s at the teller windows.

In America, a $100 bill is a rare and suspicious piece of paper, that many stores (such as gas stations) refuse to accept, even a few years ago when it cost nearly $100 to fill up a SUV, you still had to pay in 20s. A $50 bill is even rarer, most people have never seen one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,212,743 times
Reputation: 16464
I take out 200,000pesos which is 400 USD. It comes in denominations of 10,000 pesos. Very rarely do I have to do this. Only if I accidentally forget my cash at home.

Here, the bills do not go above 20,000 pesos.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
4,557 posts, read 4,820,696 times
Reputation: 3895
ATMs are ubiquitous, there is no withdrawal fee and I don't really need much money for a day. So I usually get ~20€ in 10€ notes per withdrawal. I sometimes get 20€ notes, 50€ notes are also pretty standard.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: A bleak and gloomy place
5,043 posts, read 5,521,790 times
Reputation: 3806
The withdrawal limit seems to be 9,999 NOK (1,666 USD) per day here i Norway. Maximum (includes card usage): 100,000 NOK (16,666 USD) over a 4-day period.

OT: This must be the perfect ATM receipt. Balance: $99,864,731.94 . It belonged to a hedge fund manager.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
11,382 posts, read 7,840,044 times
Reputation: 6452
Quote:
Originally Posted by pch1013 View Post
or cash machine, cash point, etc., how much cash do you usually withdraw, and in what denominations?

I usually get $100, always in $20 bills. It seems that ATMs in the US don't dispense any other denomination, at least not that I've seen at any time during the past ~25 years. I do remember that when I was in college, the ATM would dispense a minimum of $5, but that was a LONG time ago.

When I lived in Europe (NL and Belgium), it was usually two €50 notes. I always found it strange that $50 bills are so rare in the US while €50 notes are so ubiquitous in Europe, even though they're worth more.
In Canada ( Bank Machine was the original term, but ATM is taking over ) if I take out $100 it gives me 5 20's. If I take out $200, I get 2 50's and 5 20's, although sometimes it's 2 50's, 4 20's and 2 10's.
This may depend on which banking institution I'm using.

I have been using bank machines since they first came out. I don't remember a minimum, although there had to be one, but I do remember the receipt wasn't the flimsy paper it is now, but a print out, typed, on fairly substantial paper.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
9,033 posts, read 8,377,115 times
Reputation: 5652
Quote:
Originally Posted by xander.XVII View Post
lol ATM in Italy is Agenzia Trasporti Milano (the society which runs public transports in Milan).
We have one of your old trams here in San Francisco. It has "USCITA" signs and everything.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IXFjAyGcLK...+tram+SF+2.jpg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
11,829 posts, read 9,835,607 times
Reputation: 7981
Some ATM machines in bodegas and chinese corner take-outs dispense $10s. The ATMs at Casinos dispense only $100s haha.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
In America, a $100 bill is a rare and suspicious piece of paper, that many stores (such as gas stations) refuse to accept, even a few years ago when it cost nearly $100 to fill up a SUV, you still had to pay in 20s. A $50 bill is even rarer, most people have never seen one.
I'm not so sure that's true, especially the bolded.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top