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Travel advise: payments in Sweden
Jet off well-informed to Sweden. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Sweden.
Yes. Sweden is becoming a cashless society. Nearly all payments are made by card or a local payment app called Swish. Visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere. American Express cards may not be accepted in all stores.
Some British banks may charge for international card payments. In addition your bank’s SEK to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Sweden, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Not really. Although Swedish banknotes are beautiful, they are not being used much for payments in Sweden anymore. Sweden wants to be cashless by 2023. Locals almost entirely pay by card and using a local payment app called Swish.
More and more shops have opted out of accepting cash entirely. This is especially the case in urban areas, including in Stockholm and Malmö.
If you decide to bring Swedish Krona cash on your trip to Sweden, you will still be able to spend it. Many restaurants, cafes, taxi drivers and street vendors continue to accept cash. All shops on the airport accept cash payments.
Prices in tourist-heavy areas in Stockholm and Malmö will be higher than elsewhere in Sweden. A coffee will usually cost around 25 kronor. And when you finish your coffee, ask for a ‘påtår’, which is a second cup of coffee (a refill), either for free or for a heavily reduced price.
A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant in Sweden costs around 600 kronor.
Overall, the cost of living in Sweden is around 7% higher than the cost of living in the UK.
Tipping is not common practice in Sweden. You can simply pay the amount on the bill.
Banknotes in Sweden
Banknotes in Sweden have recently been updated. The new set of banknotes is colourful and beautiful. Each note has a famous Swede on the front side and a nature scene from a region of Sweden on the back side. The Swedisn banknotes in circulation are 20 SEK, 50 SEK, 100 SEK, 200 SEK, 500 SEK and 1000 SEK.
Coins in Sweden
Swedish coins range from 1kr to 10kr. Did you get back from Sweden with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Swedish Krona coins back to cash.
Sweden’s currency import and export regulations
If you are arriving in Sweden from a destination outside the EU, you need to make a cash declaration if you bring currency with a value of €10,000 EUR or more. This is also the case if you are exiting Sweden to a destination outside the EU.
There are no currency import or export restrictions in Sweden for amounts smaller than the equivalent of €10,000 EUR.
Ordering Swedish Kronor online
Order Swedish Kronor online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Swedish Kronor online.
Selling back Swedish Kronor
If you have Swedish Kronor to sell, follow this link to exchange Swedish Kronor to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘SEK Swedish Krona’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Swedish Kronor.