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Costa Rica Currency

Money

The Costa Rican Colón (CRC) is divided into 100 céntimos and is the official currency, although US Dollars are also widely accepted. US Dollars can be exchanged in banks and many hotels, but currency other than US Dollars is difficult to exchange. Using black market exchange options is risky as these unofficial outlets have been known to pass on counterfeit bills printed in Colombia. Banks close anywhere from 3pm to 6pm. Major credit cards are widely accepted, although American Express and Diners Club might be more limited. ATMs are available in major towns throughout the country, but it is advisable to always have some local cash handy.


Currency Exchange Rates


Costa Rica CRC 100 CRC 1,000 CRC 10,000 CRC 100,000 CRC 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.23 AUD 2.30 AUD 22.96 AUD 229.56 AUD 2,295.64
Canada CAD 0.24 CAD 2.36 CAD 23.62 CAD 236.17 CAD 2,361.72
Ireland EUR 0.16 EUR 1.59 EUR 15.93 EUR 159.34 EUR 1,593.45
New Zealand NZD 0.24 NZD 2.41 NZD 24.06 NZD 240.58 NZD 2,405.77
South Africa ZAR 2.38 ZAR 23.77 ZAR 237.66 ZAR 2,376.57 ZAR 23,765.71
United Kingdom GBP 0.14 GBP 1.42 GBP 14.18 GBP 141.83 GBP 1,418.30
United States of America USD 0.18 USD 1.76 USD 17.62 USD 176.21 USD 1,762.08

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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