What to spend your kuna on
Cup of coffee
Soft drink in a restaurant
Ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula
Adult round-trip ticket on a cable car in Dubrovnik
Night-time scuba dive experience
Must-sees in Croatia
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The kuna’s coming of age
The kuna as we know it was introduced in Croatia in 1994, but variations of it have been around since Roman times. The current kuna replaced the dinar, but speculation is rife that, within a few years, Croatia will move over to the euro.
There are 100 lipa to a kuna, and you can usually find coins to the value of 10, 20 and 50 lipa. There are coins for under 10 lipa, but these are rarely used since they equate to very little. Many retailers in the bigger cities also accept payment in euros.
Tipping is not expected in Croatian restaurants – it is more a bonus than an unspoken obligation. If you feel your service has been exceptional, and you really want to leave a gesture of thanks, 10% of your bill will do fine.
Frequently used banknotes
The banknotes used in Croatia are for the value of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 HRK. Because of the small value of lipa, it is worth having plenty of 5 and 10 kuna notes to hand so you can settle small bills easily. All of them, except for the 5 kuna note, are intaglio printed for use by the visually-impaired.
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