New York City: General Information

The following rates give you an idea of the currency conversion between the U.S. dollar and major currencies. (February 2017)

1.00 U.S. DOLLAR  = £0.80
1.00 U.S. DOLLAR  = €0.95

Please check online before traveling for the latest rates:

All major credit cards are accepted at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel and at most retail outlets in the city.

New York City operates on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), which is GMT -4.


September is generally a warm month in New York City, with average highs of around 76 F (24 C), and nighttime lows of around 61 F (16 C). Rainfall is not usually significant in September, although an umbrella and light jacket are sensible choices to pack.


The United States uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles), compared to 220 to 240 volts AC (50 cycles) in most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. If your small appliances use 220 to 240 volts, you’ll need a 110-volt transformer as well as a plug adapter with two flat parallel pins to operate your appliances in the United States.

As transformers that change 220–240 volts to 110–120 volts are difficult to find in the United States, we strongly suggest you bring one with you.

Visit’s adaptor guide for further information and photos of the correct plugs.