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

Yes, we use them for everything. - Oct 2019


Yes, widely used. I have not heard of any ATM issues, but we prefer banks rather than free-standing ATMs after years in Russia where free-standing ATMs were not always trustworthy. - Mar 2017


Yes. Not all small vendors take credit cards so always keep some cash. ATMs are safe. You need a chip. If your company will give you a PIN, great. There are significant fees to opening a local bank account. If you have kids, it will probably be necessary. - Mar 2017


Easy, safe and readily available. Get a pin-and-chip card if you want to fit in. - Aug 2015


No problems...same as U.S. Make sure you have at least one card with a Smart Chip. If you don't know what that is, ask your bank. - Jun 2013


Safe, for the most part. - Feb 2011


No problems using ATMs or credit cards. - May 2009


ATMs are available and safe, just use common sense. You can use a credit card at the supermarkets without any problems, but it is mostly a cash society. - Nov 2008


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