Currency Conversion Tool

Getting money in Austria is easy: ATMs are all over the place. Spending money is even easier. Especially international visitors often lack a feeling for a foreign currency. In this article, I included a currency conversion tool that allows you to calculate all sorts of currencies into Euro or the other way round.

The Austrian 1-Euro-coin depicts - surprise - Mozart

A few numbers to give you a feel for typical costs in Austria: An average meal in a mid-range "Gasthaus" (pub) is about 6 to 9 Euros; half a litre of beer in a pub or bar about 2.50 to 4 Euros; a ticket in for a local bus ride (city busses) about 2 Euros; adult entrance fees to museums and alike are mostly around 5 Euros; a night in a B&B ranges between 30 and 50 Euros per person.

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Getting Euros: Foreign Currency Exchange

It is not necessary to change large amounts of money (or any at all) before you go to Austria. Foreign currency exchange is commonly done in all banks and credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs or cash points are available even in small villages (and of course at Airports).

They are called "Bankomat" in Austria and will generally accept all cards with Maestro function. For other cards you might have to go inside a bank and provide an identification document. Exchange rates are moderate at banks and post offices.

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Common Opening Hours of Banks

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m and
1:30 p.m to 3 p.m
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m and
1:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m

Practicalities & Useful Bits

Practical Advice on Saving Money in Austria

Money: Where to Get & How to Save it in Austria

The Austrian School of Economics

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