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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

You can use credit cards at most stores, but cash is best for the markets. ATMs are safe and common. - Dec 25, 2017
Yes. - Sep 26, 2017
Credit cards are accepted at bigger stores and upscale restaurants. ATMs seem to be safe to use. - Feb 6, 2017
This is a cash society. We use our ATM cards to get cash. - May 26, 2016
Most big stores do take credit cards but it is still mainly a cash economy. The fresh markets and smaller restaurants will only take cash. - Aug 19, 2014
Generally safe. Raifeisen Bank ATMs take US debit cards. - Nov 26, 2012
Stick with the major regional banks. - Aug 17, 2011
Be careful. We were victims of credit card theft. - May 31, 2011
Due to new rules, your ATM card might not work here unless you call your bank first. - May 18, 2010
We don't use credit cards or ATM cards here, so I can't comment on that. But I have not heard of any problems. - Jun 19, 2009
Using ATMs is fine, but cash is better for restaurants and shops. In many ways it is still a cash economy. - Mar 18, 2009
ATMs are everywhere. All mayor creditcards are accepted. - Dec 17, 2008