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The Swiss monetary system is based on Swiss francs (CHF), divided into 100 centimes (French) or Rappen (German).

Find the exchange rate against other currencies here.

Notes in Switzerland come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1,000 denominations, with coins minted in .05, .10, .20, .50, 1, 2, and 5 franc increments. 

The Swiss franc is used as a reserve currency around the world. Euros can be used in some places in Switzerland such as border regions, tourist areas and airports – although vendors are not obliged to take them. Some larger shops and restaurants may also accept euros. Change is typically given in francs.

Switzerland Tourism has some useful sites on money and shopping, including tips for tipping.

swissinfo.ch

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