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Maltese Currency

Maltese Currency

The currency of Malta was the Maltese Lira (MTL) until January 2008 when Malta adopted the Euro. The Euro () is available in note form as 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 with coins of 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country and ATMs are commonplace to make cash withdrawals using your bank card.

*Changing money - there is a 24h exchange at the airport and credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

*Banks and ATMS are found all over the islands - banks in Malta are generally open on weekdays from 8.30am until 2.00pm and some branches also open on Saturday mornings.

*Tipping - usually 10-15% in restaurants depending on service. Taxis do not "expect" tips although 10% is common