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 1.42||AUD 7.12||AUD 14.23||AUD 142.33||AUD 1,423.26|
|Canada||CAD 1.41||CAD 7.04||CAD 14.07||CAD 140.71||CAD 1,407.07|
|Ireland||EUR 0.91||EUR 4.57||EUR 9.15||EUR 91.48||EUR 914.77|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.52||NZD 7.59||NZD 15.18||NZD 151.82||NZD 1,518.23|
|South Africa||ZAR 16.66||ZAR 83.31||ZAR 166.62||ZAR 1,666.17||ZAR 16,661.67|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.69||GBP 3.43||GBP 6.86||GBP 68.59||GBP 685.90|
|United States of America||USD 0.99||USD 4.97||USD 9.93||USD 99.33||USD 993.34|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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