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    Spain - euro - Currency Guide

     

    Foreign exchange guide to Spain and the euro (EUR)

         

    USD/EUR Trend (90-day)

    USD to EUR at 0.8618 has risen 1.0% above its 90-day average, range 0.8412-0.8672.
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    14-DAYHIGH
     

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/EUR trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

     
    USD to EUR Currency Trend Chart

    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 Forecasts and Trends

    Dollar strength and German political uncertainty sees the Eurozone single currency on the decline and at 1 YEAR LOWS versus the greenback touching the 1.15 level vs the greenback.

    There will be a close eye kept on Eurozone inflation data on October 29, any upside surprise could support the euro.

    EUR Outlook

    US dollar to euro - Historical Rates

    USD/EUR wasChangePeriod
    0.8623
    13 Oct 2021
    0.1% 2 Weeks
    0.8409
    29 Jul 2021
    2.5% 90 Days
    0.8487
    27 Oct 2020
    1.5% 1 Year
    0.9101
    28 Oct 2016
    5.3% 5 Years
    0.7065
    30 Oct 2011
    22% 10 Years
    1.1052
    01 Nov 2001
    22% 20 Years
    USD/EUR change over periods to 27-Oct-2021
     

    $10,000 USD
    =
    €8,614 EUR

    Converted at USD/EUR interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to EUR - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy EUR
    USD EUR
    $ 1 0.8614
    $ 5 4.3070
    $ 10 8.6140
    $ 20 17.23
    $ 50 43.07
    $ 100 86.14
    $ 250 215.35
    $ 500 430.70
    $ 1,000 861.40
    $ 2,000 1,723
    $ 5,000 4,307
    $ 10,000 8,614
    $ 20,000 17,228
    $ 50,000 43,070
    $ 100,000 86,140
    USD EUR
    $ 1.1609 € 1
    $ 5.8045 € 5
    $ 11.61 € 10
    $ 23.22 € 20
    $ 58.05 € 50
    $ 116.09 € 100
    $ 290.23 € 250
    $ 580.45 € 500
    $ 1,161 € 1,000
    $ 2,322 € 2,000
    $ 5,805 € 5,000
    $ 11,609 € 10,000
    $ 23,218 € 20,000
    $ 58,045 € 50,000
    $ 116,090 € 100,000

    More amounts

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What currency should I use in Spain?

    The domestic currency in Spain 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 Spain

    There’s always an excuse to visit Spain… whether it’s for the glorious sunshine, lazy-day siestas or soaking up those beautiful sights – the whole country is a open book of experiences that are definitely too beautiful to resist. The Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa are as beautiful as any mountain range on the continent, while the snowcapped Sierra Nevada rises up improbably from the sun-baked plains of Andalucía; these are hiking destinations of the highest order. The wildly beautiful cliffs of Spain’s Atlantic northwest are offset by the charming coves of the Mediterranean. And everywhere you go, villages of timeless beauty perch on hilltops, huddle in valleys and cling to coastal outcrops as tiny but resilient outposts of Old Spain. That's where the country's charms are most likely to take hold.

    Windswept Roman ruins, cathedrals of rare power and incomparable jewels of Islamic architecture speak of a country where the great civilisations of history have risen, fallen and left behind their indelible mark. One of the best aspects about visiting Spain though is the sheer diversity you can find all across the country – the cultures, food and even languages can change quite dramatically depending on where you find yourself in Spain. This of course only adds to the excitement of visiting and re-visiting Spain as each time afford you the possibility of having a fantastic new experience in a familiar place.

    The Spaniards love visitors, hosting strangers, drinking good wine, laughing at a good meal, and enjoying life. A fiery, passionate place, this country will stay withy you forever and, unlike other Western European countries, will be a lot kinder to your wallet.

    What currency to use in Spain?

    The euro is the only currency accepted in Spain, and it is unlikely you'll be able to use anything else, even in the airport. It may be possible to exchange old Spanish peseta notes in a bank, but the easiest way to get Euros is to use an ATM. ATMs are available  everywhere in the larger cities, in the smaller towns you may have to walk a bit to the nearest one. Pickpocketing is something to watch out for in Spain, so instead of carrying your main credit card on you purchasing a Prepaid Travel Card before leaving home may save unnecessary hassles.

    How to get around in Spain?

    Most of the major cities have excellent local transport. Madrid and Barcelona have extensive bus and metro systems. Other cities and provincial capitals all have reasonable bus networks. You can buy single tickets on the buses or at estancos (tobacconists), but in cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, you are better off buying combined 10-trip tickets that allow the use of a combination of bus and metro, and which work out cheaper per ride. These can be purchased in any metro station and from some tobacconists and newspaper kiosks.

    Most travellers in Spain don’t get city passes, but if you plan to do a lot of city sightseeing, they are a good investment. All the major cities have multiple museums, attractions, and activities. Getting a city pass can save you up to 20% on these activities and get you free transport. If you are going on a sightseeing binge, get the pass!

    Madrid has the countries most extensive metro train network, the other cities have reasonable but useful metro trains. The bigger cities have plenty of Taxis, but not so in the smaller towns.

    Travel tips for Spain.

    There are some pretty beautiful cities in Spain, including but not limited to the amazing; Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona and Granada, but don’t think the cities are all there is to see! The beautiful Mediterranean coast, mountainous Basque region and the plains around Madrid all provide ample stomping ground for us travellers to see and explore a different aspect of this stunning country.

    Most people understand at least a little English in Spain, most of the younger generation are fluent.

    A siesta is a pretty big deal in Spain… and rightly so! Usually, around 1-4pm, many shops, offices and restaurants will shut their doors for a little afternoon kip. Take advantage of this time to chill-out and relax… or even enjoy a cheeky siesta yourself, after all it’s your holiday!

    One thing to note (especially if you’re not from Southern Europe) is that dinner is usually much later than its Northern European neighbours. Dinner will usually start around 10pm for locals and can last a good few hours. Food is not rushed and is an amazing opportunity to socialise until the wee hours in your new local haunt.

     

    Travel money for Spain

    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.

     

    Send Money to Spain - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Spain you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.


    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Spain

    When sending money to Spain 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 Spain.

    Use the above 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!

    Buying Property in Spain

    Overseas buyers investing more than 500,000Euros in Spanish property are automatically eligible for a residency visa.

    For non-EU citizen purchasers, permission for permanent residence can be obtained by opening a spanish bank account with more than US$150,000 and owning a business.

    Look to spend 8-14% of the property value on buying costs, with legal fee around an additional 2%.


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