Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who want to be financially literate. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it better to go abroad with euros? What is the best kind of place to exchange currency?

share|improve this question
There's a travel stack, why don't you ask there? (and I believe its been asked there, in fact) – littleadv Feb 24 '13 at 10:30
@littleadv Russian currency hasn't been discussed at the travel SE (yet), though Euros have been. Still, Travel might yield the better answer, even though this is on-topic subject matter here too. – Chris W. Rea Feb 24 '13 at 13:41
Related questions at Travel include: When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?, Should I change most of my money in my home country or in the destination country? Also, I suggest you mention in your question where you are coming from and/or what your home currency is. – Chris W. Rea Feb 24 '13 at 13:46

Avoid exchanging in airports, hotels and other typical tourist locations as you get much worse rates (this is true not only in Russia).

Only banks can run currency exchange operations in Russia. Find any regular bank outlet and exchange there. Euros are as common as USD, thus there won't be any problems. Be prepared that no one will speak English or any other foreign language in a bank (even if it's an international brand).

share|improve this answer
I had actually experienced the best USD-GBP exchange rate at the Heathrow airport.... – littleadv Feb 24 '13 at 22:09

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.