Could you please advise on the currency used in Bosnia.
It is BAM or Bosnian Convertible Mark, this is only official method of payment (legal tender). However at touristic spots locals tend to take other major currencies (EUR, USD, AUD, GBP, CAD)....1 Canadian Dollar equals
1.22 Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Mark
Thank you Philip.
Will be going to Bosnia next year, just wondered whether it is necessary to have some BAM with us. Otherwise if we were to pay in Euros, I believe our change would be in BAM. Any advice?
So if we are there for a week how much do you think each should have to cover our lunches?
Don't know how are you arriving, by the road or flying - in any chance, once you cross the Bosnian border, you SHOULD have some BAM, as Euros are accepted only accidentally and it's in principle illegal to use them.
Count on a simple meal in Bosnian fast food restaurants - cevabdzinica, serving kebabs - costing not more than 15 BAM per person. BTW inside Bosnia you will see KM (konvertibilna marka) written, BAM used only e.g. in the banks
Carry Bosnian Convertible Mark, and a no fee Credit Card for ATMs
Manuel talking nonsensens as usual...
Just one year after the Convertible Mark was put into circulation (i.e. in 1999), it was exchanged by Austrian, German, Swiss, Croatian and Hungarian banks.
Even in the UK it's possible: