So, according to the help desk (on Google), it says the following:

Note: You'll always see the currency you'll be charged in before you complete the transaction.

The only problem... Is, that I'm not seeing any currency changes. No prefixes (ie. A$##.##, S$##.## or U$##.##; for Australian Dollar, Singaporean Dollar or US Dollar) or anything.

I've found instances where people are seeing two different currencies; one before purchase and another after the purchase (in their current country's currency).

For example (Before purchase screen): enter image description here

(Confirm purchase screen) enter image description here

For me, it however... It does not change, so - I have no clue which currency it is actually showing prices in.

(Before purchase screen) enter image description here

(Confirm purchase screen) enter image description here

As for through an actual Android device, it only displays the amount and not the currency. enter image description here

tl;dr - The question is:

Looking at all these pictures, will I be charged:

  • $2.33AUD? (Currency of credit card)
  • $2.33USD? (Assumption that Google is using its own currency)
  • $2.33SGD? (Currency of location; where I am)

Also, as usual - The above costs does not include processing/conversion fees and charges, and other stuffs and whatnot that goes behind the scenes that ends up getting lumped onto your bill.

  • Probably depends on the region settings of the device. This needs some research (or it might just be a Google error) Nov 21, 2015 at 15:46

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Okay now I just checked the same app here as you can see:

So it shows the price in my local currency.

I also checked that 4.78 TL is equal to 2.33 AUD, so that price you see there is in AUD.

  • What did you mean by "here" in your answer? I'll have a similar problem since I'm in Brazil and I have an American (USD) card. Jan 15, 2017 at 18:34
  • @VitorCanova I don't understand what you need to figure out. When you check the app, it shows it in your local currency.
    – SarpSTA
    Jan 15, 2017 at 19:36
  • Right. I need the opposite. I need see and pay in USD. Jan 16, 2017 at 20:26
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    @VitorCanova To see the opposite, you can use any currency converter. Even Google itself has one. Just search BRL to USD on Google. You can pay with your credit card regardless of its currency. For example: If it says app is 30 BRL, it means it is 9,25 USD. When you pay with your credit card, it should charge you 9,25 USD.
    – SarpSTA
    Jan 17, 2017 at 7:06

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