Foreign Exchange Guide to Slovenia

This currency guide to Slovenia helps you choose the best way to save money on EUR transfers and travel money.    [USD/EUR=0.9016]

 
Slovenia
Country Code:
SI
Domestic Currency:
Euro
Symbol - Code:
€ EUR
Telephone Prefix:
+386

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


In this Slovenia 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 Slovenia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Euro cash online - travel money for Slovenia
  5. Sending money to Slovenia - save on Euro bank transfers to Slovenia
  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

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.

Euro sentiment dipped in mid-June after the ECB, like other major central banks of the world, ramped up its dovish rhetoric. It said that there was “considerable room” for further quantitative easing and that it would consider negative interest rates. Ordinarily, this would spark an extended euro decline but since other major currencies are also wrestling with easier central bank policies, euro depreciation may be contained.

In spite of Brexit, a slowdown in economic growth, Italian risks and persistently weak inflation — an important measure of inflation expectations fell in June to a record low — the euro did fantastically well against the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar.

For more details read the full article Euro Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to EUR exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 14-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/EUR at 0.9015 is trading near the 90-day average 0.9015 with a range 0.8912 to 0.9127. ALERT: USD/EUR has risen to 14-DAY HIGHS.
17-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Slovenia

 

Slovenia is a charming and comfortable place to travel, with architecturally grand, cultured cities, and lush pine-forested countryside, perfect for hiking and biking in summer and skiing in winter. The country managed to avoid much of the strife that plagued other nations during the messy disintegration of the Yugoslav Republic, and has integrated quickly with Western Europe, joining the eurozone at the start of 2007. Slovenia is a charming and comfortable place to travel, with architecturally grand, cultured cities, and lush pine-forested countryside, perfect for hiking and biking in summer and skiing in winter. The country managed to avoid much of the strife that plagued other nations during the messy disintegration of the Yugoslav Republic, and has integrated quickly with Western Europe, joining the eurozone at the start of 2007.

Slovenia's castles are today atmospheric repositories of Slovenia's lively historical past. The 11th century Bled Castle is a cliffside setting for a fine history museum, while Predjama is linked to underground caverns – and tales of witchcraft. Limestone geology has given Slovenia some of the world's finest cave systems. Standouts include the UNESCO-listed caverns at Skocjan, home to the world's largest subterranean canyon, plus the 20km of passages, galleries and chambers at Postojna, Europe's most visited cave system.

How to get around in Slovenia?

Just like anywhere else in Europe a car will give you a certain freedom and speed that you don't get by public transport, but the train and bus system is pretty good and will get you to most places you'd likely want to visit on a first trip to the country. Of course having a car makes your trip easier, but given the small size of Slovenia and reasonably good public transport(both bus and train) you can get everywhere you want without a car, only it takes a bit more time. The only place that's next to impossible to reach by public transport is the castle inside the cave-Predjamski grad which is really worth to see. Hitchhiking in Slovenia works and is generally safe, but be aware that by hitchhiking even in a country where it is usually safe you are adding some risk to your journey that you may get a driver that expects something in return.

The railway system has been relatively modernized. The railway station names are typically only visible on station building signs, so figuring out to which station the train is arriving means constantly looking outside the correct window (sometimes it's on the right side, other times it's on the left side). A few newer trains have a voice announcement system that announces to which station the train is arriving. Trains are punctual (except some of the international trains), so travellers should check the expected arrival time and previous station names to be sure where to get off.

 

Travel money for Slovenia

 

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 ProvidersAmount EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Banks - Average Rate Foreign Currency
781.11
Compare
0.789U$1013.37%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7890 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)781.11
Total Cost:13.37%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Snapshot 01/17/2020 - See full table
 

Slovenia Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare EUR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Slovenia
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Slovenia

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

When sending money to Slovenia 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 Slovenia.

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!

 
  

USD to EUR International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive EUR(€)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
8,945
Best Overall
0.89450^0.8%
XE logo
8,904
€41 less
0.890401.25%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
8,679.35
€266 less
0.8695183.74%
HSBC logo
8,672.97
€272 less
0.8686U$153.82%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
8,620
€325 less
0.8670154.4%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
8,563.5
€381 less
0.865U$1005.03%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
8,563.5
€381 less
0.865U$1005.03%
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.8945 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,945
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8904 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,904
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
€41 EUR less than using OFX
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.8695 (3.57% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,679.35
Total Cost:3.74%
Difference:
€266 EUR less than using OFX
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.8686 (3.67% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,672.97
Total Cost:3.82%
Difference:
€272 EUR less than using OFX
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.8632 (4.27% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,620
Total Cost:4.4%
Difference:
€325 EUR less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8650 (4.07% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,563.5
Total Cost:5.03%
Difference:
€381 EUR less than using OFX
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8650 (4.07% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,563.5
Total Cost:5.03%
Difference:
€381 EUR less than using OFX
Time:18:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 01/17/2020 - See full table
 

Euro to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*EUR/USDDate
1 Day-0.4%1.113716 Jan 2020
7 Day-0.3%1.112110 Jan 2020
30 Day-0.2%1.111618 Dec 2019
3 Month-0.7%1.117019 Oct 2019
1 Year-2.6%1.139217 Jan 2019
5 Year-4.1%1.156318 Jan 2015
10 Year-22.4%1.428619 Jan 2010

*For period to 17-Jan 21UTC when EUR/USD was 1.1093

Euro to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*EUR/GBPDate
1 Day+0.1%0.851616 Jan 2020
7 Day+0.1%0.851210 Jan 2020
30 Day+0.3%0.849518 Dec 2019
3 Month-1%0.860519 Oct 2019
1 Year-2.9%0.877417 Jan 2019
5 Year+11.5%0.764318 Jan 2015
10 Year-2.4%0.873519 Jan 2010

*For period to 17-Jan 21UTC when EUR/GBP was 0.8523

Euro to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*EUR/AUDDate
1 Day-0.1%1.614416 Jan 2020
7 Day+0.1%1.611410 Jan 2020
30 Day-0.5%1.621518 Dec 2019
3 Month-1%1.629619 Oct 2019
1 Year+1.8%1.584517 Jan 2019
5 Year+14.8%1.405218 Jan 2015
10 Year+4.1%1.549219 Jan 2010

*For period to 17-Jan 21UTC when EUR/AUD was 1.6134

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