Money, prices and costs
Currency: Slovak Crown (SKK), Subunit 1 SKK=100 halier(h)
Coins: 50 h, 1 Sk, 2 Sk, 5 Sk, 10 Sk
Banknotes: 20 Sk, 50 Sk, 100 Sk, 200 Sk, 500 Sk, 1000 Sk, 5000 Sk
NBS exchange rate ( www.nbs.sk)
Tipping in Slovak restaurants means rounding up the bill to the nearest multiple of 10. For good service 10% is considered an appropriate gratuity.
You can pay in cash or with credit cards in the department stores. Credit cards are generally accepted in most of the shops. Thomas Cook, American Express and Visa traveller's checks are accepted at all larger banks (VÚB, Tatrabanka, Slovenská Sporitežňa) and exchange offices. The exchange fee is in the range of at least 1% of the face value of the check.