|For the overview of all forms of currency, see currency.|
|This is an overview article, listing content appearing across multiple games.|
The United States dollar, commonly called pre-War money, was the official currency of the United States of America before the Great War. They appear as a bound stack of banknotes in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter.
United States dollars (USD) were the pre-War currency of the United States of America. Pre-War money appears as a bound stack of banknotes, and is used to represent undisclosed large sums of cash. Although the United States and its economy were eliminated in the Great War, automated pre-War vendors continued to recognize the validity of the dollar.[Fallout 2d20 1] Outside of this limited usage, pre-War money is seen as worthless (in terms of currency) by people of the wasteland, though it still has value as kindling.
Various coin denominations, such as pennies, dimes, and quarters, are mentioned throughout the games via dialogue and text, such as a 50-cent cost printed on the front of pay phones and 25-cent cost on the magazine vending machines. $20 bills appear most prominently in the games, while $100 bills are also referenced.
Prices throughout the series
Throughout the wastelands, pre-War costs of various products, including foodstuffs, vehicles, literature, and entertainment, are shown.
|Value of the dollar|
|Vault 13 construction costs||$400 billion (projected)
$645 billion (actual)
|Calculator's backup systems in Vault 0||$24 billion
$2.3 billion (after cuts)
|Vault 0 leisure amenities||$12.4 billion||Fallout Tactics|||
|Gasoline per gallon||$7450.99 (regular)
|Giddyup Buttercup||$16,000||Fallout 3|||
|Pulowski Preservation shelter||Approx. $1.50 per use ($0.25 in concept art)||Fallout 3|||
|Violation of the New Amended Espionage Act||$500.00||Fallout 3|||
|Capitol Post newspaper||$56.00||Fallout 3|||
|D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine||$48.00||Fallout 3|||
|Big Ranch Nevada State Lotto Jackpot||$11,000,000.00||Fallout: New Vegas|||
|Sierra Madre Casino & Resort chip||$100.00||Dead Money|||
|Astoundingly Awesome Tales||$29.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Boston Bugle||$56.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Boylston Club annual membership fee||$500,000||Fallout 4|||
|Vehicle coolant from a Red Rocket station||$103.99 (Class A coolant)
$113.99 (Class C coolant)
|General Atomics Galleria bowling||$5,000.00 per game||Fallout 4|||
|Grognak the Barbarian||$23.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Guns and Bullets||$33.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Hot Rodder||$35.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Joe's Spuckies Meatball Spuckie/Large Tonic special||$55.00||Fallout 4|||
|La Coiffe||$43.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Live & Love||$39.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Pay phone use||$0.50 per call, $0.25 for emergency calls||Fallout 4|||
|Picket Fences||$32.99 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|RobCo Fun||$40.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Slocum's Joe large coffee/jelly donut special||$30.00||Fallout 4|||
|Tesla Science Magazine||$35.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Unstoppables||$15.00 per issue||Fallout 4|||
|Bio med gel||Approx. $1,000.00 per pint||Automatron|||
|Harbor Grand Hotel||$118,764.32 per night (including tax/fees)||Far Harbor|||
|Vim! Pop factory attractions||Tours and Tasting, $70 (adult), $60 (child), $55 (group)
History of Vim, $40 (adult), $30 (child), $25 (group)
|Vim! Pop Incorporated quarterly gross income (Oct 1 to 23)||$72,047,501||Far Harbor|||
|Bulk seafood for Vim Captain's Blend||Approx. $10,000||Far Harbor|||
|Cappy ashtray||Small: $20.00, Large: $30.00||Nuka-World|||
|Cappy's Candy Cigarettes||$5.00 per pack||Nuka-World|||
|Nuka-World off-site parking||$15.00 an hour||Nuka-World|||
|Slocum's Joe donuts||$22.00 each, $200.00 per dozen||Creation Club|||
|Slocum's Joe coffee||Single espresso: $12.00, Large coffee: $15.00, Cappuccino: $17.00, Double espresso: $18.00||Creation Club|||
|Potential fine for improper Watoga Emergency Services report filing||$1,000.00||Fallout 76|||
|West Virginia "Lucky Hits!" Lottery Company Jackpot||$300,000.00||Fallout 76|||
|Great Appalachian Sweepstakes 2nd Prize||$100,000.00||Fallout 76|||
|Watoga Estates real estate||$134,000||Fallout 76|||
|Cranberry Heights office real estate||$220,000||Fallout 76|||
|Rockwell Clearing House cash prize||$100,000,000.00||Fallout 76|||
|Slocum's Joe coffee||$28.00||Fallout 76|||
|Newspaper||$1.00, Monday - Friday||Fallout 76|||
|Refueling for the Kovac-Muldoon orbital satellite||Est. trillions||Fallout 76|||
|Parking meter, per minute||$0.01||Fallout 76|||
|West Virginia "Lucky Hits!" Lottery Company lottery ticket||$5.00||Steel Dawn|||
A stack of pre-War bills, bound with a green band.
A stack of pre-War $20 bills, bound with a red band.
- An Antique Lincoln coin collection is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 3; in conversation with Hannibal Hamlin, the Lone Wanderer will refer to it is a "collection of pennies."
- In Fallout 3, pre-War money may be used as ammunition for the Rock-It launcher.
- In Fallout 4, pre-War money may be used as ammunition for the Junk jet.
- High-resolution textures for Fallout 4 identify the banknotes as $20 bills. The strap is placed over the portrait, but the design of the bill is a combination of the 1928 $20 small-size Federal Reserve Note (general design) and 1914 $20 Federal Reserve Note (red seal).
- In games prior to Fallout 76, pre-War money had trade value and 0 weight, and could be utilized as an alternative currency.
Fallout: The Roleplaying Game
- Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.84: "Pre-War money can still be found, but it’s more of a novelty or collector’s item these days. Those stacks and bundles of green banknotes can be traded for a tidy little stack of caps if you know who to sell them to, and there are a few places— often with still-functioning vending machines— which still accept these old notes as money."