Banks, money and cost of living

Currency:
The current currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF or Sfr.) but the Euro (EUR or €) is accepted in the biggest stores (Migros, Coop, Manor...) and service providers (SBB, CGN, La Poste, some restaurants, the tourist office of Morges, ...); however, any change due to you will be in CHF.

Cost of living:
Here are some typical prices practised in the Region of Morges:

1 dish of the day in a café-restaurant: CHF 18.-
1 Big Mac: CHF 6.90.-
3 dl of Coca-Cola in a café-restaurant: CHF 4.-
1 coffee in a café-restaurant: CHF 3.50.-
1.5l mineral water in a shop: CHF 1.80.-
1 litre of milk in a shop: CHF 1.80.-
0.5 kg of bread in a shop: CHF 2.50.-
6 eggs in a shop: CHF 3.-
1 cinema ticket: CHF16.-
1 city bus ticket: CHF 3.-

(Approximate prices as of 1 January 2013)

Exchange:
You can exchange your money against the main currencies (€, $, £, ¥, CAD, AUD ...) from the banks (Mon to Fri), as well as from the SBB stations (7 days a week). The most important stations and bank branches offer automatic exchange machines available 24/7. It is possible to withdraw € in most ATMs from banks (bancomat) or La Poste (postomat).

Morges Banks:
There are many banks in the district of Morges, we listed below the main ones located in the town of Morges:

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV)
Pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 2
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon and 2pm-5pm

UBS
Grand-Rue 102
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon and 1.30pm-5pm

Crédit Suisse
Grand-Rue 52
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon and 1.30pm-4.30pm

Raiffeisen Morges Venoge
Rue de la Gare 27
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-12 noon and 1.30pm-4.30pm

SBB station
Place de la Gare
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6.40am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm and Sun 8am-11.50am and 1.10pm-5pm
Exchange: more than 90 currencies (including traveller's checks)
Tax: CHF 4.-

La Poste
Rue des Charpentiers 19
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm and Sat 8am-11.30am
Exchange only Euro - CHF

ATMs are available at every point 24/7.


Credit card:
Major credit cards (Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard) are accepted as payment in the majority of shops, restaurants, hotels, public telephones, ticket machines for inter-urban transport, etc. However, retailers (Migros, Coop, Denner...) and the smaller shops accept most debit cards. Credit cards also provide a cash advance from ATMs. As for debit cards (EC, Postcard, Maestro, Cirrus, Electron, Plus, Eufiserv), they can be used to remove cash from ATMs. EC and Postcard are also commonly accepted as a means of payment. In addition, the Cash e-wallet is accepted in most kiosks, taxis, collective time machines and urban automatons.


Taxes:
The main consumption tax is the value added tax (VAT). It accounts for 8% of the selling price which includes it obligatorily and 3.8% for service in the accommodation sector. The provision of the accommodation sector means accommodation with breakfast, even if it is invoiced separately.

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