Erantis

Money in Denmark
Use of Kroner, Euro and foreign currencies
 







5 Kroner coin (top) and 20 Kroner coin (bottom)

Although Denmark is member of the EU the country is not part of "Euro Land". Visitors therefore need the Danish currency "Kroner" for shopping and other expenses. Also if you want to transfer money to or from Denmark to other countries you need money exchange.

Some shops in tourist areas and and larger cities like Copenhagen and Ã…rhus might accept Euro or even Dollars, but you can't count on it. In any case you will get a better exchange rate in a bank than in the shops and most often you will need Danish money if you want to shop in Denmark.

The Danish Currency "Kroner" is closely connected to the European Monetary system and the exchange rate is very stable towards Euro. Towards Dollar the Danish Kroner varies much more.

For daily use you can estimate that Euro and other currencies are equal to Danish Kroner DKK according to the following table:

EUR 1 Euro equal to 7,45 kr.
USD 1 US Dollars equal to 6,00 kr.
GBP 1 Pound Sterling equal to 9,50 kr.
JPY 1 Japanese Yen equal to 0,05 kr.
CHF 1 Swiss Franc equal to 6,20 kr.
SEK 1 Swedish Kronor equal to 0,80 kr.
NOK 1 Norwegian Kroner equal to 0,90 kr.
CNY 1 Chinese Yuan Renminbi equal to 1,00 kr.
RUB 1 Russian Rubel equal to 0,15 kr.
PLN 1 Polish Zloty equal to 1,75 kr.

More exact exchange rates are updated every day on the homepage of the Danish National Bank in Copenhagen.

Note that banks in Denmark are closed Saturday and Sunday. In larger cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus you will find exchange officies with more flexible working hours.

Most credit cards can be used to get cash in Denmark but in general international credit cards are less used in Denmark compared with many other countries. The reason is that a national card "DanKort" is widely spread and far more used than any other card in Denmark.

The most commonly used credit card in Denmark is VISA. Among other common cards is MasterCard. Less used are cards like American Express.