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 134.38||AUD 1,343.78|
|Canada||CAD 1.32||CAD 6.61||CAD 13.22||CAD 132.16||CAD 1,321.63|
|Ireland||EUR 0.94||EUR 4.70||EUR 9.40||EUR 93.96||EUR 939.57|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.39||NZD 6.96||NZD 13.91||NZD 139.14||NZD 1,391.36|
|South Africa||ZAR 12.92||ZAR 64.58||ZAR 129.16||ZAR 1,291.64||ZAR 12,916.43|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.81||GBP 4.03||GBP 8.06||GBP 80.56||GBP 805.56|
|United States of America||USD 0.99||USD 4.95||USD 9.89||USD 98.90||USD 989.02|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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