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The Low Down on the Euro Currency

Currency:

euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

€ (euro)

Currency sub unit:

c (cent)

Countries using euros:

19

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The Euro is commonly represented by its currency code (EUR) and in its symbol form (€). You will need to have Euros on hand if you are traveling to one of the many countries in Europe which use the Euro as legal tender.



In total, there are 19 EU member countries who have adopted the Euro as their official currency.



The most commonly used notes in Euros are the €5, €10, €20, €50, and €100 bills. There are also €200 and €500 notes but these are not as often because of their high value.

What to spend your euros on

  • Entry to Eiffel Tower

    25 Euros

  • 3-mile taxi ride

    15 Euros

  • Tourist t-shirt

    10 Euros

  • Postcard and a stamp

    1.5 Euros

  • French beret (but don't)

    20 Euros

How many euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Europe

  • Berlin
  • This capital city is rich in culture and history and your visit this amazing city that features great architecture, art and museums and is still one of the cheapest capitals in Europe.
  • Prague
  • Prague, or as it's more fondly know “the City of a Hundred Spires" is one of the quintessential cities in Europe featuring beautiful cathedrals and classic cobblestone streets. It's also the home of Pilsner Urquell so be sure to pick up a pint.

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.