Foreign Exchange Guide to Vatican City

This currency guide to Vatican City helps you choose the best way to save money on EUR transfers and travel money.    [USD/EUR=0.9007]

 
Vatican City
Country Code:
VA
Domestic Currency:
Euro
Symbol - Code:
€ EUR
Telephone Prefix:
+3906

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


In this Vatican City 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 Vatican City - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Euro cash online - travel money for Vatican City
  5. Sending money to Vatican City - save on Euro bank transfers to Vatican City
  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 0.9014 is trading near the 90-day average 0.9013 with a range 0.8912 to 0.9115. ALERT: USD/EUR has risen to 14-DAY HIGHS.
19-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Vatican City

 

It might only cover about half a square kilometre, but the Vatican looks every inch a religious superpower. Its holy buildings are monumental in scale and its lavishly-decorated halls house some of the world’s most celebrated artworks.

The Vatican.

The actual Vatican is very small, a few buildings, but its meaning is global. Whatever it means to you, it is worth seeing. You don't need a tour, you can walk in and see it all, stunning architecture, and the awe of centuries of faith. Just, if you aren't up for a very hard climb and you want to see the view of Rome from the top, it can be a claustrophobic climb. Take the lift when you if you plan to see Rome from the top the Vatican. The climb to the lovely view at the top can be hard, and not very pleasant. The lift, however, can take you you up to one of the most amazing views of the city. Expect it to be crowded. Always expect a very long queue (30 mins minimum) as the queues are long every day. Rome is an expensive place to stay, but if you look around the internet you can can find good bargains. It is well worth looking around, you can find amazing places cheaper than most with a bit of effort.

Start early at the Vatican Museums. This colossal museum complex occupies the 5.5-hectare Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano and contains one of the world’s greatest art collections, culminating in the Michelangelo-decorated Sistine Chapel. There are kilometres of galleries to explore, with everything from Egyptian mummies and Etruscan bronzes to classical sculptures, cartographic tapestries and Renaissance canvases. The Stanze di Rafaello (Raphael Rooms) will stop you in your tracks as you pause to marvel at the Renaissance maestro’s amazingly detailed frescoes.

The Vatican Museums’ star attraction, the Sistine Chapel boasts two of the world’s greatest masterpieces: Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes (1508-1512) and his Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment; 1535–1541). For the best views of the ceiling design, which covers 800 square metres and depicts episodes from the Old Testament, cross to the chapel’s main entrance in the east wall (opposite the visitor entrance).

Entering St Peter’s Basilica for the first time is an unforgettable experience. The size and opulence of the cavernous 187m-long interior are breathtaking to behold, and wherever you look your gaze falls on yet another priceless masterpiece. One of the basilica’s most celebrated works is Michelangelo’s Pietà, a moving sculpture of the Madonna cradling her lost son near the main entrance.

 

Travel money for Vatican City

 

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
780.52
Compare
0.7884U$1013.37%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7884 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)780.52
Total Cost:13.37%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Snapshot 01/20/2020 - See full table
 

Vatican City Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare EUR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Vatican City

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

When sending money to Vatican City 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 Vatican City.

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
XE logo
8,897
Best Overall
0.889701.25%
OFX logo
8,938
€41 more
0.89380^0.8%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
8,673.36
€224 less
0.8689183.74%
HSBC logo
8,666.98
€230 less
0.868U$153.81%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
8,614
€283 less
0.8664154.4%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
8,557.56
€339 less
0.8644U$1005.02%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
8,557.56
€339 less
0.8644U$1005.02%
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.8897 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,897
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
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:0.8938 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,938
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
€41 EUR more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→EUR
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.8689 (3.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,673.36
Total Cost:3.74%
Difference:
€224 EUR less than using XE
Time:6:03 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:0.8680 (3.66% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,666.98
Total Cost:3.81%
Difference:
€230 EUR less than using XE
Time:6:03 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:0.8627 (4.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,614
Total Cost:4.4%
Difference:
€283 EUR less than using XE
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:0.8644 (4.06% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,557.56
Total Cost:5.02%
Difference:
€339 EUR less than using XE
Time:6:03 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:0.8644 (4.06% from mid-rate)
To Amount (EUR)8,557.56
Total Cost:5.02%
Difference:
€339 EUR less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 01/20/2020 - 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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