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What currency to bring

Ottawa, Canada
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What currency to bring

Hi,

I am traveling to Gothenburg for work and I am wondering which currency is best to bring. SEK or EUR?

Thanks :)

Mjolby, Sweden
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1. Re: What currency to bring

Hi!

how about none? :-)

Credit/debit cards are widely accepted.

ATM's are easy to find so you can withdraw cash here but I would not do so if I were you unless it was absolutely necessary.

Best regards

Jörgen

Lund, Sweden
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2. Re: What currency to bring

Bring SEK if you're bringing cash. Some stores might accept EUR, but with a bad exchange rate.

But you'll get along great using a Mastercard or VISA, cards are accepted almost everywhere. ATMs ("Bankomat") are common and you could get the cash you need there, just make sure your card doesn't have a hefty foreign withdrawal fee.

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3. Re: What currency to bring

I can pay the taxi, bus, coffee all with a credit card? That is fantastic!!

Lund, Sweden
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4. Re: What currency to bring

Yes, you can pay basically everything. Some small stores or cafés might be annoyed if you're trying to pay really small purchases (sub 50 SEK) with a card. A few SEK 100 notes will solve those purchases. (But honestly, even at a café, two coffees and two treats will definitely get you above 50 SEK)

Personally, I rarely carry cash. Most of my friends do likewise.

Edited: 21 August 2012, 14:39
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5. Re: What currency to bring

Thank you so much for the info!!! Much appreciated!

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