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Foreign Exchange Guide to Montenegro

Read this currency guide to Montenegro with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/EUR=0.8816]

 
Montenegro
Country Code:
ME
Domestic Currency:
Euro
Symbol - Code:
€ EUR
Telephone Prefix:
+382

This is a foreign exchange guide to Montenegro, the Euro currency plus EUR transfers and travel tips.


In this Montenegro currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Euro info - general info about the Euro
  2. Euro in the markets - recent EUR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Montenegro - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Euro cash online - travel money for Montenegro
  5. Sending money to Montenegro - save on Euro bank transfers to Montenegro
  6. Euro exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. EUR News - the latest Euro related articles from our blog.

Euro (EUR) general currency information


What is the Euro currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Euro is EUR and the 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.

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.


Euro (EUR) in the markets

13-February-19: 2018 was a mixed year for the euro. A 5 percent loss versus the US dollar was offset by a 6 percent gain versus the Australian dollar and small gains against other majors.

Since November, the euro has been remarkably stable against the US dollar, against which it has traded for the most part between $1.125 and $1.15. The euro was quoted towards the low of this range at $1.128 at the time of writing, down 1.5 percent year-to-date.

At the time of writing, euro-pound was 2.5 percent lower on the year at £0.876. Most price action since September has been between £0.865 and £0.91.

The euro is understandably under pressure in early 2019 ahead of Brexit, which more than ever is a source of uncertainty, and on increasing recession risks — Italy slid into recession in February and Germany barely escaped one in the October-December period.

The main euro-supporting factor this year would be an interest rate hike by the ECB, although this is up in the air considering the aforementioned risks.

Forecasts: In February, the head of strategy at BMO Capital Markets predicted a decline in EUR/USD to 1.11 by the end of April. Experts at Natwest predicted a slide in EUR/GBP to £0.85 by mid-year.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to EUR exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


USD-EUR 3 Month chart
USD-EUR 3 Month chart
USDEUR currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Montenegro

 

Recently it's almost impossible to come across a travel section without someone trumpeting Montenegro as the new 'it' destination. With its rugged mountain views and glistening seaside ports, it’s surprising that the charm and allure of Montenegro has been reserved for locals or those visiting from other Balkan states. Thanks to new cruise ship routes, high-end hotel openings, and a flood of interest from off-the-beaten-path travel enthusiasts, Montenegro is quickly becoming the place to go on the Adriatic. From sweeping views to a fresh focus on food—and ample outdoor activities to keep your heart pumping—this often-overlooked country might be the most surprising place you visit in recent years.

What currency should I take to Montenegro?

The official currency of Montenegro is the Euro. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country. There are ATM machines in almost every city. MasterCard, Maestro and Visa cards can be used for payment in many shops and gas stations. Other cards are accepted in some of the Banks in Montenegro.

The prices in Montenegro are not equal all year round. They are often changing according to demand, season, place etc. The prices are significantly higher during the main season at the coast than the prices in inland or during the off-season time. They are adjusted in compliance with measures and purposes of the Montenegrin authorities.

Getting around in Montenegro.

The local bus network is extensive and reliable. Buses are usually comfortable and air-conditioned; they’re rarely full. It’s usually not difficult to find information on services and prices from the bus station. Most have timetables prominently displayed, although they’re not always up to date.It’s a bit cheaper to buy your ticket on the bus rather than at the station, but a station-bought ticket theoretically guarantees you a seat. Reservations are only worthwhile for international buses, at holiday times, or where long-distance journeys are infrequent.

Most Montenegrin towns, even Podgorica, are small enough to be travelled by foot. Podgorica is the only city to have a useful local bus network, costing 80c per trip. Taxis are easily found in most towns. If they’re not metered, be sure to agree on a fare in advance. Some Budva taxis have their meters set at extortionate rates, so ask to be let out if you suspect something's amiss.

Independent travel by car or motorcycle is an ideal way to gad about and discover the country; some of the drives are breathtakingly beautiful. Traffic police are everywhere, so stick to speed limits and carry an International Driving Permit. Allow more time than you’d expect for the distances involved as the terrain will slow you down. You’ll rarely get up to 60km/h on the Bay of Kotor road, for instance. As long as you have registration/ownership papers with you and valid insurance cover, there should be no problem driving your car into Montenegro.

The trains are old and can be hot in summer, but they’re priced accordingly and the route through the mountains is spectacular.

There are no regular ferry services within Montenegro, but taxi boats are a common sight during summer. They can be hailed from the shore for a short trip along the coast or to one of the islands. They’re harder to find outside the high season; look for them at the marinas. Some boats advertise set cruises, but normally they operate on an ad hoc basis.

Travel tips for Montenegro.

It's not even 300km from tip to toe, but Montenegro's coastline crams in some of Europe’s most spectacular seaside scenery. Mountains jut sharply from crystal-clear waters in such a way that the word 'looming' is unavoidable. Ancient walled towns cling to the rocks and dip their feet in the water like they're the ones on holiday.

When the beaches fill up with Eastern European sunseekers, intrepid travellers can easily sidestep the hordes by getting off the beaten track in the rugged mountains of Durmitor and Prokletije, the primeval forest of Biogradska Gora, or in the many towns and villages where ordinary Montenegrins go about their daily lives. Hike, horse ride, mountain bike or kayak yourself to somewhere obscure and chances are you'll have it all to yourself. This is, after all, a country where wolves and bears still lurk in forgotten corners.

Montenegro’s ski season lasts from roughly January to March, with the peak time being around New Year. The best-equipped ski resort is near Kolašin, but the most reliable skiing is in Durmitor National Park, where there are slopes close to Žabljak with options for beginners or serious skiers. There are also small ski centres near Nikšić and Rožaje in the east. Cross-country skiing can be undertaken in Lovćen and Durmitor National Parks.

 

Travel money for Montenegro

 

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.

 
Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank Foreign Currency
Wells Fargo Bank logo
825.85 EUR
Compare
0.8427$206.38%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
825.70 EUR
€0.15 less
0.825706.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
825.78 EUR
€0.07 less
0.8342$106.39%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
819.90 EUR
€5.95 less
0.81990^7.05%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.8427 (4.47% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:825.85 EUR
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:21:41 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→EUR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.8257 (6.39% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:825.70 EUR
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:21:41 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→EUR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7718 (12.5% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:825.78 EUR
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→EUR
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8199 (7.05% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:819.90 EUR
Total Cost:7.05%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Feb 20 2019 20:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/20/2019
 

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Sending money to Montenegro

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Montenegro 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 Montenegro

When sending money to Montenegro 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 Montenegro.

Use our Send to EUR 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!

 
Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
8,719 EUR
Best Overall
0.87190^1.16%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
8,732.24 EUR
€13 more
0.8777$511.01%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank International Money Transfers
Wells Fargo Bank logo
8,537.6 EUR
€181 less
0.8553183.21%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC International Money Transfers
HSBC logo
8,532.18 EUR
€187 less
0.8545$153.27%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
8,480 EUR
€239 less
0.8529153.87%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
8,424.9 EUR
€294 less
0.851$1004.49%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
8,424.9 EUR
€294 less
0.851$1004.49%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8719 (1.16% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,719 EUR
Total Cost:1.16%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Feb 20 2019 20:02:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.8777 (0.5% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,732.24 EUR
Total Cost:1.01%
Difference:
€13 more than using OFX
Time:21:41 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.8553 (3.04% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,537.6 EUR
Total Cost:3.21%
Difference:
€181 less than using OFX
Time:21:41 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.8545 (3.13% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,532.18 EUR
Total Cost:3.27%
Difference:
€187 less than using OFX
Time:21:41 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.8492 (3.73% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,480 EUR
Total Cost:3.87%
Difference:
€239 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8510 (3.53% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,424.9 EUR
Total Cost:4.49%
Difference:
€294 less than using OFX
Time:21:41 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8510 (3.53% from mid-rate)
EUR amount:8,424.9 EUR
Total Cost:4.49%
Difference:
€294 less than using OFX
Time:21:41 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/20/2019
 

Popular EUR cross rates


EUR/USD - Euro to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Feb 20191.1350Latest
13 Feb 20191.12661 Week+0.75%
21 Jan 20191.13691 Month-0.17%
24 Aug 20181.16286 Months-2.39%
20 Feb 20181.23361 Year-7.99%
20 Feb 20171.06092 Years+6.98%
21 Feb 20141.37405 Years-17.39%
22 Feb 20091.271410 Years-10.73%

EUR/GBP - Euro to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Feb 20190.8685Latest
13 Feb 20190.87631 Week-0.89%
21 Jan 20190.88191 Month-1.52%
24 Aug 20180.90526 Months-4.05%
20 Feb 20180.88111 Year-1.43%
20 Feb 20170.85062 Years+2.1%
21 Feb 20140.82695 Years+5.03%
22 Feb 20090.885010 Years-1.86%

EUR/JPY - Euro to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Feb 2019125.6895Latest
13 Feb 2019124.97101 Week+0.57%
21 Jan 2019124.69561 Month+0.8%
24 Aug 2018129.34306 Months-2.82%
20 Feb 2018132.47311 Year-5.12%
20 Feb 2017120.17382 Years+4.59%
21 Feb 2014140.72415 Years-10.68%
22 Feb 2009119.077710 Years+5.55%

EUR/AUD - Euro to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Feb 20191.5830Latest
13 Feb 20191.58861 Week-0.35%
21 Jan 20191.58801 Month-0.31%
24 Aug 20181.58706 Months-0.25%
20 Feb 20181.56531 Year+1.13%
20 Feb 20171.38002 Years+14.71%
21 Feb 20141.53065 Years+3.42%
22 Feb 20091.979410 Years-20.03%

EUR/CAD - Euro to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Feb 20191.4940Latest
13 Feb 20191.49381 Week+0.01%
21 Jan 20191.51181 Month-1.18%
24 Aug 20181.51566 Months-1.43%
20 Feb 20181.56031 Year-4.25%
20 Feb 20171.39052 Years+7.44%
21 Feb 20141.52585 Years-2.08%
22 Feb 20091.597010 Years-6.45%

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