50 Best Money Riddles

Last Updated on April 28, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Calling all money lovers, it’s time to put your thinking caps on to see if you solve these money riddles on the first try. So put down your calculators, stash away your piggy banks, and prepare your mind to solve these challenging money riddles.

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Riddles are such a great way to grow your brain to a whole new level, and these money riddles are no exception. So strap on your thinking cap, grab your sense of humor, and get ready to trade stocks for laughter.

These brain teasers about money may leave you scratching your head and a little confused but there is only one way to find out. So get ready to uncover the hidden treasures with these money riddles.

For even more ways to use your thinking cap try to solve our Detective Riddles and our Candy Riddles.

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Q: Three guests check into a hotel. The receptionist asks for $30 total, so each guest pays $10. Later the receptionist realises it should have only been $25 so gives the bellhop $5 to return to the guests. Realising $5 can’t be split between three, he gives each guest $1 and keeps $2. $9 X 3 = $27, plus $2 for the bellhop = $29.

Where did the extra dollar go? 

A: The $2 for the bellhop is already counted in the $27 the men paid, so they only ever spent $25, which is what the hotel bill was.

Q: How can you remove a coin from a cork-sealed bottled without breaking it? 

A: Push the cork in and shake the coin out.

Q: A mom agreed to pay her son 5c for every maths problem solved and fine him 8c for each incorrect answer. After 26 problems neither owes anything to the other.

How many problems did the boy get correct?

 A: 16 (the amount they owed each other (80c) cancelled each other out).

Q: I give away half my money and spend half of what I have left. I lose $5. I’m left with $5.

How much did I start with? 

A: $40

Q: Would you have more money if you had a million dollars today, or a penny today that doubled in value every day for 30 days? 

A: A penny (after 30 days it would be worth $5,368,709.12).
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Q: What kind of bank has nothing but water in it?

 A: A snow bank.

Q: When did money start to grow on trees? 

A: Once countries started to use paper currency (paper is made from trees).

Q: What kind of money does a vampire use? 

A: Blood money.

Q: A duck was given $7, an ant was given $21 and a spider was given $28.

What sum was the cat given?

 A: $14 ($3.50 per leg).

Q: An orange costs 18c, a pineapple costs 27c and a grape costs 15c.

What does a mango cost? 

A: 15c (3c for each letter of its name).
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Q: How can you give someone $63 using six bills but no dollar bills?

 A: $50, $5 and four $2.

Q: I had $2. My mom gives me a loan of $10. I asked my dad for $40. On my birthday my uncle will send me $50. I put $1 in my purse. Then today I find $8.

How much did I have? 

Answer: $2 (what you originally had, not what you have now or will have).

Q: A rich man agreed to pay a pauper $100 if he could sing a song that included his daughter’s name.

What did the pauper sing? 

A: Happy Birthday.

Q: Tuesday, Kelly and Tess went to the cafe. They split the $6 bill equally. What did they each pay? 

A: $2 (Tuesday is the name of their friend).

Q: Eggs cost $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can I get for $1?

A: 100 (a dozen eggs is 12, so it’s 1c per egg).
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Q: Jana went to the store for ice cream. She had two quarters, eight dimes, three nickels and one penny. She bought an ice cream for $0.95 and paid using all but three of her coins.

What coins did she use to pay? 

A: Eight dimes and three nickels.

Q: What has two banks but no money? 

A: A river bank.

Q: What kind of food is crazy about money? 

A: A cash-ew.

Q: What do the dollar and the moon have in common? 

A: They both have quarters.

Q: What kind of book can make money? 

A: A checkbook.
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Q: What animal always has a buck? 

A: A deer (a buck is a male deer).

Q: What is the richest part of the river? 

A: The river bank.

Q: I have a tail and a head. But no arms or legs. 

What am I?

A: A coin.

Q: Where are you guaranteed to always find money? 

A: The dictionary.

Q: When does it rain money? 

A: When there’s change in the weather.
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Q: If money grew on trees what would be everyone’s favorite season? 

A: Fall.

Q: A man takes his car to a hotel and is immediately bankrupt.


A: He was playing Monopoly.

Q: I have every color. But no gold. 

A: A rainbow.

Q: My rings are not worth money but they tell my age.  

A: A tree.

Q: People need me but they’re always giving me away. 

A: Money.
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Q: I can be found on a busy street and if you don’t pay rent I’ll tell you.  

A: A parking meter.

Q: Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. 

A: Counterfeit money.

Q: What’s the easiest way to double your money? 

A: Use a mirror.

Q: What bank has no money?

 A: A blood bank.

Q: What has 100 heads and 100 tails? 

A: 100 coins.
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Q: What goes further the slower it goes? 

A: Money.

Q: One bat and a ball cost $1.10 together. The bat costs $1 more than the ball.

How much money does the ball cost? 

A: Five cents (the bat costs $1 more, so the remaining 10c needs to be split equally between the bat and ball).

Q: What five-letter word has only one left when two letters are removed? 

A: Money (take away the ‘m’ and the ‘y’).

Q: What animal has a cent? 

A: A skunk (a scent/cent).

Q: I have branches but no trunk or leaves.

 A: A bank.
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Q: People fear me, yet pay me to fill holes with silver and make gold caps. 

A: A dentist.

Q: Sometimes I stink. Sometimes I’m dirty. Yet everyone wants me.

What am I?

A: Money.

Q: I am shoved, folded, opened and sat on. 

A: A wallet.

Q: I can be harder than rock, as light as air and everyone wants me. 

What am I?

A: Money.

Q: A wise lady left her fortune to the person who kissed her on the forehead half as many times as days she had left to live.

Who did she leave her fortune to? 

A: The girl who kissed her every other day.
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Q: A man walks into a shop and steals a $100 bill. He then buys $70 worth of stuff and the shop owner gives him $30 change.

What total does the shop owner lose? 

A: $100 (he sold the $70 worth of items).

Q: Simon had $200k. Fiona has $10k. Mark will have $35k.

Who has the most money? 

A: Fiona (she currently has her money).

Q: My first is found at the front door. My second is cereal. My third is what most people want.

My whole is one from the united states. 

A: Matrimony (mat-rye-money, and marriage being a united state).

Q: Why is a river rich? 

A: Because it has two banks.

Q: How many coins can I fit in my empty money box? 

A: One (once a coin goes in it won’t be empty anymore).
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Do you have some other money riddle that you love? Share them in the comments so we can try to solve them!

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