Czech Republic Currency
The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Czech Republic||CZK 1||CZK 5||CZK 10||CZK 100||CZK 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.05||A$ 0.24||A$ 0.48||A$ 4.79||A$ 47.94|
|Canada||C$ 0.05||C$ 0.25||C$ 0.50||C$ 5.04||C$ 50.42|
|Ireland||€ 0.04||€ 0.20||€ 0.39||€ 3.90||€ 39.01|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.06||NZ$ 0.31||NZ$ 0.62||NZ$ 6.22||NZ$ 62.23|
|South Africa||R 0.42||R 2.09||R 4.18||R 41.75||R 417.52|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.03||£ 0.16||£ 0.32||£ 3.23||£ 32.25|
|United States of America||US$ 0.05||US$ 0.25||US$ 0.49||US$ 4.94||US$ 49.37|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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