The official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), divided into 100 rappen (German) or centimes (French). Although not part of the EU, many prices are nonetheless indicated in Euros and some merchants may accept Euros. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are widespread; many are equipped with the Cirrus or Maestro system. Banks offer the best exchange rates, but it is also possible to exchange money at major hotels, main train stations and airports. Banks are open Monday to Friday.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Switzerland||CHF 1||CHF 5||CHF 10||CHF 100||CHF 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.34||AUD 6.72||AUD 13.44||AUD 134.39||AUD 1,343.87|
|Canada||CAD 1.33||CAD 6.63||CAD 13.26||CAD 132.59||CAD 1,325.88|
|Ireland||EUR 0.92||EUR 4.60||EUR 9.20||EUR 92.02||EUR 920.21|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.39||NZD 6.96||NZD 13.93||NZD 139.30||NZD 1,392.97|
|South Africa||ZAR 14.81||ZAR 74.05||ZAR 148.11||ZAR 1,481.05||ZAR 14,810.53|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.79||GBP 3.93||GBP 7.85||GBP 78.51||GBP 785.12|
|United States of America||USD 1.02||USD 5.08||USD 10.16||USD 101.65||USD 1,016.47|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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