How to write properly the currency symbol abroad
English speakers are used to have the currency symbol written before the amount, with a dot to separate from the decimal points (e.g. $123.45). However it may vary according to the country you are in : the money symbol could be located after the figure, and the decimal separated by a comma.
Here is a simple series of examples to list the variations within some European countries:
- France: 123,45 €
- Germany: 123,45 €
- Italy: € 123,45
- Netherlands: € 123,45
- Portugal: 123,45 €
- Spain: 123,45 €
- United Kingdom: £123.45
To make things more complicated, in some countries (languages) you may write 123€45 instead of 123,45 € (in France for example). And in French speaking Canada (Quebec province) you would prefer 123.45€.