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Money and Costs

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Currency
Local currency is Estonian kroon (EEK), 1 EEK = 15.65 EUR.
Euro (€) is also accepted in some places, but they don't have to accept it.

Exchanging Money
Money can be exchanged in all banks free of charge.

Credit Cards
Debit and credit cards are widely used and are accepted almost everywhere. There are lots of ATMs in Estonia.

Tipping
Tipping is not common in Estonia, but you can always tip for extra good service.

Bargaining
Bargaining is OK at the markets. No bargaining in stores.

Costs
As a good comparison article the McDonald's hamburger (the smallest one) costs here 11 kr (€ 0.70).
Normal lunch begins from 40 kr (€ 2.50).
A cup of coffee begins from 10 kr (€ 0.60).
A bottle of mineral water (Evian 0.50 L) costs 10 kr (€ 0.60).
Public transportation. Bus tickets (single journey) vary from 8 - 15 kr (€ 0.50 - € 1.00) depending on the town. One hour and one day tickets can only be purchased by mobile phone in some towns.
In most stores the prices are displayed also in Euros, so it would be easier to compare them.


Edited bylaura83 on 11.03.2008 rauno on 17.07.2005

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