CURRENCY IN BUCHAREST
HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN BUCHAREST
For payments in Bucharest you need the local currency which is RON or LEI. Anyway, all great shopping centers, restaurants and pubs accept debit and credit cards. Yet, you still need cash for there are boutiques where only cash is accepted. So, once you arrived in Bucharest find a bank and change your money intro RON. The most important banks in Romania are to be found in Bucharest: Erste-BCR, BRD, Transilvania Bank, Raiffeisen Bank or CEC Bank.
Credit cards – Visa and Mastercard – are widely accepted in Bucharest. There are many cash-points or ATMs, accepting not only Visa or Mastercard but also Cirrus, Plus or Maestro. You should better contact your bank before coming to Bucharest in order to know all the details about your account and about taxes you might pay when withdraw cash. You can ask us too about money in Bucharest. It’s free talking about money. You may use change houses which are to be found everywhere although it is highly recommended to go to banks. SEE MORE ABOUT TAXIS IN BUCHAREST
MONEY CASH IN BUCHAREST
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Description: What money to use in Bucharest and travel tips for tourists
CASH AND CURRENCY IN BUCHAREST
RON is the official name for the Romanian currency, also known as LEU with the plural LEI. Now, let’s see why you need money in Bucharest. One hundred lei is the new name for one million, after denomination. A journey by bus for example is 1,3 lei. One bottle of beer in a pub in the Old City is about 10 lei and bottle of water is 5 lei. One euro is about 4,45 lei, so 100 euro will be 445 lei, which might be enough for one day of visiting Bucharest. A visit to two museums let’s say, is about 15 lei( visiting the MUSEUM OF THE ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK is free, but you need a reservation), a lunch for two persons is about 150 lei and dinner about 100, while travel costs are about 20 lei. SEE SHOPPING TIPS IN BUCHAREST
MONEY AND TIPS IN BUCHAREST
When eating out, people leave 10% of the bill. This is the tip in Bucharest but you can leave less if you want to save some money. Only a few restaurants include tip on the bill but you should better check before paying. It is not customary to leave tip for fast-food or takeaway meals. In pubs, it is up to you but people do not generally leave any tip. In hotels( SEE BUCHAREST HOTELS), for cleaning staff for example, you can leave some tips on departure. It is also polite to tip 10% of your taxi fare but people usually round up the fare or ask the driver to keep the change. Watch your pocket in any circumstances.