At the moment of arrival, which will most likely be at Ivato Airport just outside Antananarivo, be prepared for the immediate adventure of passport checks (on the part of the airport police), claiming luggage, and of course overzealous porters. The most cost effective and convenient method of exploring the city is acquiring a taxi. While taking the public bus is far cheaper, it is often crowded, slow, confusing and indirect to the visitor. A taxi into the city should not exceed $15 (USD). Today the exchange rate is about $1 (USD) to about 9,000Fmg and the cost of visiting and moving around the city really is not that expensive.