Going on holiday? Hot sun, sandy beaches,
exotic food and foreign currency.
Although going on holiday is great, sometimes
the foreign money is a bit confusing:
- How much does that bikini cost?
- Is it cheaper to buy the kids' flip-flops
here or back home?
- Am I
paying more or less for petrol?
Luckily most of Europe now uses
the euro which makes it less confusing than it used to be.
This is an example of what euro notes and
coins look like;
countries which have currently adopted
the Euro are shown below;
a Euro worth?
Before you plan your spending
money don't forget to check out the
latest exchange rate. At the time of
writing the euro is worth about 66p.
So the rate is about:
£1 = Є1.5 (euro)
To change pounds to euros you multiply by
To multiply by 1.5, you multiply by 1, then halve
it and add the two together.
not try the 2 quizzes below to see how you
cope with euro conversions.
To change euros to pounds, you
have to multiply by .66. To do this, you can divide by 3 then
multiply by 2.