Slovenia has the euro EUR, € as its currency. Therewith, Slovenia belongs to the 23 European countries that use the common European money. These 23 countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain official euro members which are all European Union member states as well as Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino and Vatican which use it without having a say in eurozone affairs and without being European Union members. These countries together have a population of 327 million.
One euro is divided into 100 cents. While each official euro member as well as Monaco, San Marino and Vatican issues its own coins with a unique obverse, the reverse as well as all bills look the same throughout the eurozone. Nonetheless, every coin is legal tender in any of the eurozone countries.
The euro replaced the Slovenian tolar SIT.
Prices are high compared to most of Eastern Europe except Croatia, but lower compared to Italy or Austria. Although prices do vary quite a bit, it really depends on the location. For example, a beer 0,5 litre in a pub in "Stara Ljubljana" literally "Old (Town Ljubljana") would cost you around â¬3.00, while a beer outside Ljubljana would cost around â¬1.80. A budget minded traveller can hold his own, if they are smart. For example buying your groceries in a large store supermarket, such are Mercator, TuÅ¡, Spar, Lidl, Hofer, E.Leclerc etc., will be likely cheaper than buying on the market, or in a small store, etc.
A value-added tax VAT of 20% with a reduced rate of 8.5% usually applied to food, including some soft drinks is charged on most purchasesâthis is always included in the price displayed. Note that if you are not an EU citizen, you are entitled to VAT tax return for purchases over a certain value. Ask the cashier to write down your name on your bill raÄun, pronounced rah-CHOON and show this bill when you leave Slovenia through JoÅ¾e PuÄnik formerly Brnik airport, or any of the main border crossings with Croatia.