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Foreign exchange guide to Finland and the Euro (EUR)

   

General Currency Info - Euro

The euro (ISO: EUR) is involved in slightly more than 30% of all foreign exchange deals, and as such, is the world’s second most traded currency, behind the US dollar.

The euro is the currency of the eurozone (officially called the ‘euro area’), which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union, and is used by almost 350 million Europeans. It was introduced in January 1999.

Of all the thousands of exchange rates that exist in the world, the euro-to-US dollar exchange rate is the most actively traded, or most ‘liquid’.

Since its introduction, the euro’s lowest value against the dollar came in October 2000 when EUR/USD hit lows of 0.8231. The currency was strongest in July 2008, shortly before the worst stage of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, when EUR/USD reached 1.6038.

There are currently more than twenty nations and territories which peg their currencies to the euro, the largest of which is Denmark.

   

EUR News, Forecasts and Trends

EUR will fall to 0.80 against the British pound according to Standard Bank. The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines and means that the deadline for a trade deal with the Eurozone this year could either be pushed back, delaying a risk for the currency, or see more favorable terms given to the U.K.

Rabobank told Bloomberg TV in early April that they see the Euro holding its value in an otherwise difficult virus affected year for most currencies.

The Euro spent 2019 on a downwards trajectory, starting the year with highs at US1.1550 but then slid all year until October where it bottomed out at US$1.09 on Oct 1, close to long-term lows. Since then it has climbed back up towards the average rate for the year of US1.12, perhaps due to the less uncertainty around Brexit.

For more EUR currency market forecasts you can read the full article Euro Forecasts. The below interactive chart shows the USD to EUR exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

   
Recent USD to EUR 90-day trend
 
ALERTS:4-DAY1.9% | 30-DAY LOWS |
USD/EUR at 0.9005 was trading 1.5% below AVG:0.9142 with LO:0.8739 and HI:0.9381 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/EUR was DOWN 1.9% this 4-DAY period and also dropped to 30-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

USD/EURPeriod to 29-MayDateRate
1.8% ▼1 Week22 May 20200.9174
2% ▼30 Days29 Apr 20200.9193
0.7% ▼90 Days29 Feb 20200.9068
0.2% ▲1 Year30 May 20190.8985
1.2% ▼5 Years31 May 20150.9113
10.1% ▲10 Years01 Jun 20100.8179
USD/EUR 10 year rates & changes to 29-May-2020 (0.9005)

US Dollar to Euro - Quick Conversions

USD EUR
U$ 1 0.9005
U$ 5 4.5025
U$ 10 9.0050
U$ 20 18.01
U$ 50 45.03
U$ 100 90.05
U$ 250 225.13
U$ 500 450.25
U$ 1,000 900.50
U$ 2,000 1,801
U$ 5,000 4,503
U$ 10,000 9,005
U$ 50,000 45,025
U$ 100,000 90,050
More amounts
USD EUR
U$ 1.1105 € 1
U$ 5.5525 € 5
U$ 11.11 € 10
U$ 22.21 € 20
U$ 55.53 € 50
U$ 111.05 € 100
U$ 277.63 € 250
U$ 555.25 € 500
U$ 1,111 € 1,000
U$ 2,221 € 2,000
U$ 5,553 € 5,000
U$ 11,105 € 10,000
U$ 55,525 € 50,000
U$ 111,050 € 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What currency should I use in Finland?

The domestic currency in Finland is the Euro.

What is the Euro currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Euro is EUR — symbol is .

Which countries use the Euro?

It is the domestic currency in    Eurozone,   Aaland Islands,   Andorra,   Austria,   Belgium,   Cyprus,   Estonia,   Finland,   France,   French Guinea,   French Southern Territories,   Germany,   Greece,   Guadeloupe,   Vatican City,   Ireland,   Italy,   Luxembourg,   Malta,   Martinique,   Mayotte,   Monaco,   Montenegro,   Netherlands,   Portugal,   Reunion,   Saint Barthélemy,   Saint Martin,   Saint Pierre and Miquelon,   San Marino,   Slovakia,   Slovenia and Spain.

Is the Euro a closed currency?

No, the Euro is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

 

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Finland

According to the annual World Happiness Report 2018, Finland is the happiest country in the world. What better reason to visit a place than to meet its happy inhabitants in hope that some of it rubs off. Perhaps the happiness is due to the fabled merry inhabitant of Finnish Lapland, Santa, who shares the land which is also famed to be the best place to view the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis.

Helsinki, Finland's capital is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with the authorities targeting 2025 as the year that motor vehicle ownership will become obsolete boasting 2,400 miles of cycle lanes to show their commitment. With so few cars on the road, it's no wonder that Finland is also considered to be one of the safest countries in the world.

Although known for advancements in technology and progressive urban solutions, most Finns spend their free time in touch with Mother Nature. With almost 200 000 lakes and half a million summer cottages in the country, there’s a lot of room to retreat to the countryside and get away from it all. Hiking, trekking, Nordic walking and cross-country skiing are considered fun.

What currency is used in Finland?

The currency here is the Euro, Finns use less physical cash in their transactions than any other nation, but ATMs for cash withdrawal are fairly widespread and marked by the sign OTTO. Most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and EuroCard can be used for payment in most shops and restaurants. Thanks to EU rules, withdrawing euro from a cash machine costs you the same anywhere in the EU as it does in your own country from a cash machine that does not belong to your bank.

Getting around in Finland.

Finland is as bicycle-friendly as any country you’ll find, with plenty of paths and few hills. Bikes can be taken on most trains, buses and ferries. Åland is particularly good for cycling. Helmets are recommended but no longer required by law. You can hire a bike in nearly every Finnish town. Most campgrounds and many urban hotels offer bikes for a small fee or for free, but these are made for cycling around town, not for ambitious road trips.

Finish public transport is generally efficient, reliable and safe. There are many options for getting around including bus, tram, train, city bikes and ferries. Bus is the main form of long-distance transport in Finland, with a far more comprehensive network than the train system. Buses run on time and are rarely full.

Lake boats were once important summer transport. These services are now largely kept on as cruises, and make a great, leisurely way to journey between towns. The most popular routes are Tampere–Hämeenlinna, Tampere–Virrat, Savonlinna–Kuopio and Lahti–Jyväskylä. Finland’s road network is excellent, although there are few motorways. When approaching a town or city, keskusta on signs indicates the town centre. There are no road tolls but lots of speed cameras.

Travellers planning a trip across the border to Russia must have a visa. It is advisable to get it at the Embassy of Russia in the traveller’s country of origin, because it takes at least eight weekdays to obtain a visa in Helsinki. Eighty percent of the water in Finland is classed as being exceptionally clean.

 

Travel money for Finland

Save money and time by Ordering your Euro online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the EUR cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Euro otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
 

USD to EUR - Travel Money & Cards

Provider Amount EUR(€) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
891.52
1%
Best Overall
0.896U$5.00
U.S. Bank Foreign Cash
U.S. Bank logo
842.90
6.4%
€49 less
0.84290
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
834.47
7.33%
€57 less
0.842915
Wells Fargo Bank logo
826.04
8.27%
€65 less
0.8429U$20
Travelex Online logo
816.50
9.33%
€75 less
0.81650^
 
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TransferWise: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$5.00 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:0.8960 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)891.52
Total Cost:1%
Time:21:29 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8429 (-6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)842.90
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:21:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7879 (-12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)834.47
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8429 (-6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)826.04
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:21:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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Travelex Online: Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8165 (-9.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)816.50
Total Cost:9.33%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat May 30 2020 21:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
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Snapshot 05/30/2020 - View live rates

Sending money to Finland

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Finland you need to start with finding out the latest Euro foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Finland

When sending money to Finland it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Euro amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted EUR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Finland.

Use our Send to Euro calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Euro deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 

USD to EUR International Money Transfers

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive EUR(€) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
OFX logo
893.30
0.8%
Best Overall
0.89330^
XE logo
887.00
1.5%
€6.3 less
0.8870
HSBC logo
861.91
4.29%
€31 less
0.8632U$1.50
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
859.70
4.53%
€34 less
0.85970
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
846.80
5.96%
€46 less
0.8597U$15
Wells Fargo Bank logo
846.82
5.96%
€46 less
0.8641U$20
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Bank of America logo HSBC logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
853.81
5.19%
€39 less
0.861715
 
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OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8933 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)893.30
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
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XE: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8870 (1.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)887.00
Total Cost:1.5%
Difference:
€6.3 EUR less than using OFX
Time:21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
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HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$1.50 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.8632 (4.14% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)861.91
Total Cost:4.29%
Difference:
€31 EUR less than using OFX
Time:21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8597 (4.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)859.70
Total Cost:4.53%
Difference:
€34 EUR less than using OFX
Time:21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of America logo
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Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$15 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8597 (4.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)846.80
Total Cost:5.96%
Difference:
€46 EUR less than using OFX
Time:21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8641 (4.04% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)846.82
Total Cost:5.96%
Difference:
€46 EUR less than using OFX
Time:21:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.8579 (4.73% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)853.81
Total Cost:5.19%
Difference:
€39 EUR less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:
Services:
 
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Snapshot 05/30/2020 - View live rates

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