I get paid on the 25th of each month; unless, of course, the 25th falls on a weekend, in which case the money will go in my SwedBank account the Friday before. Did I mention that I have my own bank account here? Well, I do. Jo and I are proud SwedBank Visa cardholders…there’s even a security chip on our “bankkort” (bank card”). It’s pretty legit.
1. Currency name: Krona (singular), Kronor (plural); abbreviated as “kr” (similar to $ sign) or SEK (similar to USD)
2. There are 3 coins that are in circulation: 1 krona, 5 kronor, and 10 kronor--why is the 10 piece always the smallest? A dime is the smallest coin in the US...think about it and get back to me.
|Clockwise from top left: 10kr, 1kr, 5kr|
3. There are 5 cash notes/bills that are used: 20kr, 50kr, 100kr, 500kr, and 1000kr. Each bill has a different color, and as bills increase in value, they increase slightly in size.
|500kr and 100kr - notice: the different colors and slightly different sizes|
4. The Swedish kroner ranks at #9 in the most traded currencies in the world (USD is #1)
5. Although Sweden is a member of the European Union, the majority of the voting citizens are still against the transition to the Euro as their national currency.
6. $1 USD is roughly = 6.4 kr