Currency in Bangladesh

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I made a conscious effort that, whatever I went somewhere, to have currency that the average Bangladeshi would spend, not a westerner or an expat. The taka is the Bangladesh currency and I don't remember what the largest bill is, but if you kind of equate their largest bill to, say, our hundred dollar bill, their largest bill is about $8, I believe. So it was best to really have, I think it was 100 taka, which was $0.80 or something like that, or even down to 50 taka, 20 taka, which is cents, but it's best to have that on hand, especially when you're down at the local area and you want to be a friendly person and and buy you know a mango. The larger bills are useless because they won't have change for it. So you won't be able to use it.

A service member discusses the use of currency in Bangladesh.