Currency in Portugal

Which is the official currency in Portugal?

Currency in Portugal

The official currency in Portugal is the Euro, with the symbol €, which is 100 Euro cents.

The Euro followed the former currency the escudo.

How are the portuguese coins and notes and which are their value?

There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents of Euro and 1 and 2 Euro coins.
Regarding the notes, there are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. It’s important to mention that in some establishments you might not be able to pay with 100€ notes or superior. Likewise you’ll also find constraints when paying taxis or other public services with 50€ or higher notes.

May I pay with credit and debit card in Portugal?

Yes. In Portugal, it’s possible to pay with credit cards as, for example, Mastercard, Visa or American Express.

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