Money, prices and costs
Currency: Euro = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of EUR 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Note: Slovenia joined the eurozone on 1 January 2007. As of 15 January, the Tolar is no longer accepted as legal tender. Banks will continue to exchange Tolar notes and coins free of charge until 1 March 2007. After that, it will only be possible to exchange the Tolar at the Bank of Slovenia, which will exchange old notes and coins until 31 December 2016.
Currency Exchange: Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, supermarkets, petrol stations, tourist agencies and exchange bureaux.
Credit / Debit Cards and ATMs: American Express, Diners, EuroCard, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at upmarket establishments; elsewhere cash is preferred. Credit cards can be used to get cash advances from banks.
Travellers Cheque Advice: Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros, US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.
Banking Hours: Mon-Fri 0830-1230 and 1400-1700; Sat 0830-1100/1200.