The official currency is Zloty (PLN), divided into 100 groszy. Poland is essentially a 'cash country', and it is sometimes difficult to use credit cards in the cities, and well nigh impossible in rural areas. American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are, however, accepted in places frequented by tourists. ATMs are also beginning to proliferate in Polish cities, where the sign 'Bankomat' indicates them. Money (preferably US$ or Euros) can be exchanged in the cities and larger towns at banks, hotels or bureaux called 'kantors', which offer the best rates. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and some are open on Saturday till 1pm.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Poland||PLN 1||PLN 5||PLN 10||PLN 100||PLN 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.28||A$ 1.39||A$ 2.78||A$ 27.82||A$ 278.25|
|Canada||C$ 0.29||C$ 1.46||C$ 2.93||C$ 29.27||C$ 292.66|
|Ireland||€ 0.23||€ 1.13||€ 2.26||€ 22.64||€ 226.41|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.36||NZ$ 1.81||NZ$ 3.61||NZ$ 36.12||NZ$ 361.21|
|South Africa||R 2.42||R 12.12||R 24.23||R 242.34||R 2,423.42|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.19||£ 0.94||£ 1.87||£ 18.72||£ 187.21|
|United States of America||US$ 0.29||US$ 1.43||US$ 2.87||US$ 28.66||US$ 286.56|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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