Currency

Czech currency and Exchange

The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown, abbreviated as , with the international abbreviation CZK. 1 crown consists of 100 hellers, abbreviated as hal. Heller coins have not been in use as of September 1, 2008, but hellers are still incorporated into merchandise prices. The final price is always rounded off to the nearest crown value.


Coins: 1 CZK, 2 CZK, 5 CZK, 10 CZK, 20 CZK, 50 CZK   

Banknotes: 100 CZK, 200 CZK, 500 CZK, 1000 CZK, 2000 CZK, 5000 CZK  


As the official currency, the Czech crown is the best and often the only possible currency to use when paying. Although the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, the euro is not widely accepted here. Some stores, restaurants and hotels accept payments in euros but the exchange rate may not be very good.