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 6.70||AUD 13.40||AUD 133.95||AUD 1,339.54|
|Canada||CAD 1.30||CAD 6.52||CAD 13.03||CAD 130.35||CAD 1,303.46|
|Ireland||EUR 0.93||EUR 4.66||EUR 9.31||EUR 93.14||EUR 931.38|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.41||NZD 7.04||NZD 14.08||NZD 140.76||NZD 1,407.57|
|South Africa||ZAR 13.49||ZAR 67.43||ZAR 134.86||ZAR 1,348.58||ZAR 13,485.75|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.81||GBP 4.06||GBP 8.11||GBP 81.11||GBP 811.10|
|United States of America||USD 0.99||USD 4.93||USD 9.86||USD 98.59||USD 985.90|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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