Réunion is an overseas département of France and therefore since 2002, the unit of currency is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. There are plenty of banks and ATMs on the island, and most shops and hotels accept major credit cards (though most require a minimum amount for payments). Travellers cheques are widely accepted, with Euros the preferred currency. Banks are open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm. Most businesses are required to display their prices in their windows and restaurants and hotels must have their rates visible from the exterior.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Reunion||€ 1||€ 5||€ 10||€ 100||€ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.23||A$ 6.14||A$ 12.29||A$ 122.90||A$ 1,228.96|
|Canada||C$ 1.29||C$ 6.46||C$ 12.93||C$ 129.26||C$ 1,292.62|
|Ireland||€ 1.00||€ 5.00||€ 10.00||€ 100.00||€ 1,000.00|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.60||NZ$ 7.98||NZ$ 15.95||NZ$ 159.54||NZ$ 1,595.37|
|South Africa||R 10.70||R 53.52||R 107.04||R 1,070.37||R 10,703.71|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.83||£ 4.13||£ 8.27||£ 82.69||£ 826.86|
|United States of America||US$ 1.27||US$ 6.33||US$ 12.66||US$ 126.57||US$ 1,265.66|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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