Poland's official currency is the złoty (zł. or PLN), divided into 100 groszy. Banknotes come in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN denominations. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, and 5 złotys.
Approximate exchange rates of the PLN are: 3.2 PLN for 1 USD, and 4.1 PLN for 1 EUR. The safest places to exchange currencies are banks and post offices, although they offer lower prices than others, and some of them collect manipulative charges (about 2-3% per transaction). Better courses are offered in currency exchange offices ("Kantor wymiany walut"). It is discouraged to exchange the currencies with outside people (risk of cheat) and in hotels and airports (low courses and high manipulative charges).
Most hotels accept payment in EUR or USD. There are already a considerable number of businesses accepting credit cards (few of them may decline American Express). Traveller's cheques are not popular in Poland, though it can take time to find a place where they will be accepted, but they may be exchanged to cash in most of banks. At last, there are a lot of cash machines in Poland, especially in popular places, such as stations, airports, shopping and tourist centers etc.
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Gdańsk University of Technology
Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics
Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland