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Hungary's official currency is the FORINT (HUF). Coins used are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200. Notes 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000.

You can change money either in banks or in private exchange bureaux. Most banks charge no commission for changing traveller's cheques. You can also find several Bankomat machines throughout the country. Their service fees can be up to 3 %. Credit cards are accepted in an increasing number of places (American Express, MasterCard, EuroCard, Visa, etc.) Look for their stickers in shop windows.