Liberia can be very expensive or very inexpensive for a tourist depending on what amenities you want. There are now several ATMs in central Monrovia that issue US dollars for VISA card holders.

money & banking

There are limited ways to use credit cards. Bring US dollars in cash with you most transactions at Western businesses are done in USD or transfer money through Moneygram or Western Union. Ecobank on Randall Street is used by many foreigners. You can cash travellers cheques, although you need proof of purchase-paper. If someone gives you Liberian Dollars in change, accept it because it will be useful to have some on hand for very small purchases, but once you have a little, be sure to get dollars back except when your change is less than a dollar, they use local currency in lieu of coins.

There are a few ATM's being installed in the city.